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Hank Lyon for State Assembly


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.

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“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.

Lyon has also served on the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders since 2012. During that
time, he successfully fought to freeze property taxes for the first time in a generation, reduce debt
every year while still investing in infrastructure, and end health insurance benefits for part-time

“I’m proud of the fact that as a Freeholder, I have been a leader in the fight to keep taxes down
while reducing debt and providing necessary services to the people of Morris County,” Lyon
Lyon’s campaign platform calls for:
1. Lower taxes​ - Reverse the 23-cent per gallon gas tax increase and instead cut spending and streamline government to fund infrastructure improvements, enact school funding reform to lower property taxes, and fight for across-the-board tax relief for all taxpayers and businesses.
2. Less Debt​ - Reform New Jersey’s broken pension and health benefits systems in a way that protects current and future retirees while ending double-dipping for politicians, eliminate corporate welfare, and oppose future taxpayer-funded bailouts.
3. More Freedom​ - Reduce burdensome regulations on job creators, fight for school choice, and defend individual liberty - including the Second Amendment and the right to life.

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