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Gov. Charlie Baker Joins Rep. Jim Lyons on Campaign Trail

Aug 20, 2016 01:26PM ● By Bill Gilman

Gov. Charlie Baker Joins Rep. Jim Lyons on Campaign Trail (courtesy photo)

(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the Lyons for State Rep. Campaign.)

Andover – This Thursday, Governor Charlie Baker joined State Rep. Jim Lyons knocking on doors and meeting voters in the Town of Andover.

"Rep. Lyons is a tireless advocate for his community and a partner in our efforts to reduce regulations on small business, hold the line on spending, and reform the MBTA. I'm always glad to support his campaign and it was great to be able to knock doors with him in Andover this week,” said Governor Baker.

Lyons is running for re-election in the 18th Essex district, which is comprised of neighborhoods in Andover, Boxford, Tewksbury, and North Andover.

“It was great to have Governor Baker join me on the campaign trail here in Andover,” said Lyons. “For the first time in a long time, we have someone in the corner office who understands the negative impact taxes have on our families and the burdensome effects that over-regulation has on struggling small and local businesses across our district.

“For the past two years, Governor Baker has been leading the way for reform on Beacon Hill and I have been happy to be a steadfast advocate for his proposals in the legislature,” commented Lyons. “Working together, I know we can continue to take this state in the right direction.”

Lyons is running for re-election on his platform of increasing local aid to cities and towns, holding the line on taxes, reforming state government. “We’ve seen success across the board on these issues,” said Lyons. 

“Local aid is up almost $700 million from its nadir during the Patrick administration. We’ve successfully repealed both the ill-conceived technology tax and the automatic gas tax hikes and I’m sure stopped countless more. Additionally, under the leadership of Governor Baker, we’ve had a rare opportunity to bring reform to one of the Commonwealth’s most troubled and costly arms of government; the MBTA.”

“I thank the Governor for taking the time to campaign with me in Andover and look forward to standing with him on more of the most important issues facing our Commonwealth,” finished Lyons. 

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