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Lisa Posthumus Lyons To Be On November Ballot As Schuette’s Lieutenant Governor

Former state Representative Lisa Posthumus Lyonswill be Bill Schuette’s running mate for the 2018 gubernatorial election. 

Lyons has been the Kent County Clerksince 2016.  Schuette says she brings a wealth of experience to the ticket.

“She comes from a family who has a history of service, which I admire greatly.”

That family includes her father – himself a former Lieutenant Governor and Governor Rick Snyder’s current chief of staff.  Snyder has yet to endorse Schuette after a contentious race with Snyder’s own Lieutenant Governor.  But Schuette says that didn’t play into his decision.

“This is about the qualifications of a person named Lisa Posthumus Lyons, and she’s eminently qualified.”

Democratic candidate Gretchen Whitmer hasn’t announced her pick yet.

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—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org

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