GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WLUC) - Attorney General Bill Schuette, Michigan’s Republican gubernatorial nominee, announced Wednesday morning that he has selected Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his Lieutenant Governor running mate.
Lyons, named as one of the “50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan” by the Grand Rapids Business Journal and as a “rising Republican star” by MLive, served three-terms as member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 2011-2016.
Lyons was a leader on education issues in the legislature where she was chair of the House Education Committee and on election issues as well, serving as the leader of the House Elections & Ethics Committees. Lyons served as Assistant Majority Floor Leader in the House and is now the Kent County Clerk / Register of Deeds, a post to which she was elected in 2016.
“In Lisa Posthumus Lyons we have a person of great talent. Her service in the Michigan legislature was exceptional. She led the education committee and understands that reading is the key ingredient for Michigan’s ability to grow,” said Schuette. “I have known Lisa for many years. I value her leadership on policy in the state legislature and admire her as a mother and wife with a great commitment to her family. In fact, Lisa comes from a family of accomplishment and service to Michigan. Lisa will be an outstanding Lieutenant Governor and I am proud she has joined our campaign to take Michigan forward as a growth state and paycheck state.”
Schuette is running against Democrat Gretchen Whitmer in November. Gov. Rick Snyder cannot run again due to term limits.