As a retired civics teacher, informed voting is very important to me. Recently, I had to opportunity to talk with a candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives in LD 11 (not even my district!) I came away with lots of food for thought. Holly Lyons is articulate and, more importantly, very smart.

She is a retired Air Force Colonel and has an interesting background. I don't want to say too much, just want to encourage people to reach out to her and listen to what she has to say, whether you live in her district or not. Colonel Lyons has some good ideas and an interesting way of looking at things. You may not agree with everything she says, but she listens and converses with both sides of the aisle openly and candidly. Contact her at and find out where she will be speaking. It is well worth the time and effort.

Guy van Zijll

Northwest side

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.


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