“People consider me an advocate even though I am not there, so why not be there.”
Lynn Mason, democratic candidate, is running for a seat on the Ionia County Board of Commissiners in the Nov. 3 election. She served four two-year terms on the Ionia County Board of Commissioners from 2006 to 2014.
In 2014, Lynn gave up the commissioner’s seat because she ran for the State House, she ran again for the State House in 2016.
“I came in second,” she laughed in a recent interview.
Lynn Mason, a retired educator from Belding Area Schools, was the president of the Belding Education Association (BEA) during her teaching career at BAS. She served on the negotiating team.
Lynn is running for the District 1 commissioner seat because she is tired of seeing what the current board is doing.
“There are no checks and balances,” she said. “They all have the same opinion.”
According to Lynn, due to the lack of check and balances, the Ionia County Board of Commissioners agreed to dissolve the Ionia County Road Commission last year.
“If I am elected, I have decided to build relationships first between the management and the employees,” Lynn said.
One of the purposes why Lynn is running is to protect the rights of the citizens.
Lynn cited as an example putting together a policy for expressing action on the county property.
She offers to the board her experience and advocacy.
“People know that I am a trustworthy source,” she said. “They consider me an advocate even though I am not there, so why not be there.”
Lynn said when she’s a commissioner, she’s always there. Based on her previous experience, she plans to use the following slogan in her campaign:
“What are we going to do with Lynn?’
Lynn supports both millages for seniors and for 911.
She is running against republican incumbent candidate Dave Hodges.
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