Lyons is currently serving a term as county commissioner
Surrounded by a group of enthusiastic supporters Sunday at Tugboats in Hyannis, County Commissioner Sheila Lyons of Wellfleet, kicked off her re-election bid for her current seat. State Senator Dan Wolf, who introduced Lyons, said, "Sheila is a true example of leadership. She is a person of incredible integrity, honesty and compassion."
At the kick off, Lyons emphasized her commitment to support a bi-partisan effort to ensure and enhance the quality of life on Cape Cod. "In running for commissioner, I said I would fight for all the citizens of Cape Cod and not be deterred by seemingly unsolvable problems. Mary Pat [fellow commissioner] and I have shown that you can develop creative solutions by listening to the electorate and communicating with all of our local, county, state and federal government and agency participants. We need your help to be re-elected to continue the fight for progress on Cape Cod, said Lyons.
The event was attended by supporters and fellow Democrats Congressman Bill Keating, State Representatives Demetrius Atsalis and Cleon Turner and fellow County Commissioner, Mary Pat Flynn in addition to Senator Wolf.
Both Lyons and Flynn, two of the three elected county commissioners, are currently serving terms (2009-2013). The third county commissioner, William Doherty, is serving through 2014. Lyons is also serving at the vice chair of the commission.
Sen. Wolf beat out Lyons in the State Senate Primary in 2010. Wolf went on to best James Crocker for the State Senate seat left vacant by Robert O'Leary when he chose not to seek re-election.
County commissioners are responsible for directing county agencies, budget preparation, care of county property and finance, proposing ordinances and appointing the county administrator, according to the county commissioner website.