MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Conservative Republican Hank Lyon, a Morris County Freeholder and
businessman, is running for the State Assembly against Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce in
New Jersey’s 26th Legislative District, which includes parts of Morris, Passaic, and Essex
“I’m running for the State Assembly because I believe the people of the 26th District deserve
leaders who will fight for lower taxes, less debt, and more freedom. I intend to give Republican
primary voters a conservative alternative to BettyLou DeCroce in 2017,” Lyon said.
Lyon made clear that he is only running for the seat currently occupied by DeCroce, a long-time
political insider who recently voted for the 23-cent per gallon gas tax increase.
“I commend Assemblyman Jay Webber for his conservative leadership in Trenton. I hope to
have the chance to work with him to advance our shared principles. I am not running against Jay
Webber, I'm challenging Assemblywoman DeCroce and look forward to comparing my
conservative credentials with her liberal record,” Lyon stated.
Since graduating cum laude from the College of Holy Cross with degrees in Physics and
Economics, Lyon has been a managing partner in his family’s business, which consists of real
estate and restaurants, including a franchise in Rockaway Township.
“Every day, I have to make decisions and consider my obligation to my customers, my
employees, and my family - I balance budgets, make payroll, hire people, and deliver a service at
a price people can afford,” Lyon said.