James J. Lyons, Jr. Representative

R Andover
James J. Lyons, Jr.


State House
Room 39
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2014
Fax: 617-626-0246
Email: James.Lyons@mahouse.gov
District Office
12 High Vale Lane
Andover, MA 01810
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
HD212 Relative to rent escrow accounts in eviction actions involving counterclaims concerning the conditions of the premises
HD431 Relative to establishing a meals tax holiday
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD515 For legislation to require parental notification and consent prior to implementing age appropriate sexual health education in the schools
HD652 That veterans of the armed services be considered residents for the purpose of admission and tuition expenses for state colleges, community colleges or universities
HD772 For legislation to adopt national education standards
HD786 For legislation to lower the sales tax to five per cent
HD795 Relative to reducing the income tax to 5 per cent
HD876 For legislation to require proof of residency for public benefits
HD910 Relative to neglect or abuse of child by a parent or legal guardian who has sought medical care for the child from a licensed medical or mental health provider
HD1045 Relative to limited civil liability for sports officials
HD1156 For legislation to increase penalties for the distribution of heroin.
HD1250 For legislation to prohibit partial birth abortions
HD1283 For legislation to prohibit abortions solely on account of the sex of the unborn child
HD1364 For legislation to establish a penalty for assault upon sports officials
HD1426 Relative to borrowing by municipalities
HD1457 An Act relative to direct deposit of employee compensation
HD1594 For legislation to prohibit partial birth abortions
HD1598 For legislation to clarify the definition of affordable housing to include mobile homes
HD1601 Relative to income tax return options
HD1691 For legislation to require persons seeking housing or assistance from the executive office of housing and economic development to provide valid social security numbers
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
HD1848 Relative to public meeting exemptions for the General Court
HD2369 Relative to providing for sales tax holidays, so-called, on the dates August 15 and August 16, 2015
HD2370 Relative to providing for sales tax holidays, so-called, on the dates August 13 and August 14, 2016
HD2402 For legislation to establish an annual sales tax holiday
HD2408 Relative to the penalties for the crime of fetal homicide
HD2412 Relative to the calculation of the inventory tax on certain corporations
HD2564 Relative to the authority of parents to exempt their children from a certain standardized exam known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) exam
HD2567 Relative to veterans preference for public housing
HD2579 Relative to a corporate minimum tax exemption
HD2618 For legislation to require photo-identification for persons voting in elections
HD2812 For legislation to require valid identification when casting provisional ballots
HD2837 For legislation to provide for increased transparency in the prevailing wage
HD2853 For legislation relative to setting the prevailing wage rate
HD2926 For legislation to require the House and Senate committees on Ways and Means to conduct public hearings on proposed legislation to establish, increase or expand taxes or fees
HD2967 For legislation to exempt certain inventory from taxation
HD3009 Relative to the minimum corporate tax
HD3343 For legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation
HD3498 Relative to motor vehicle license requirements

Personal Information

Profession: Businessman
Spouse: Bernadette
Children: 2
Religion: Roman Catholic
Pets: Sparky

Career Highlights

  • Elected State Representative for the 18th Essex district in November 2010
  • Ranking Republican, Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business
  • Ranking Republican, Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight
  • Joint Committee on Housing

Education & Public Service

  • BA in Political Science from Brandeis University, Class of 1975
  • Graduate of Arlington Catholic, Class of 1971
Eighteenth Essex, Consisting of Andover: Precincts 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; Boxford: Precinct 1; North Andover: Precincts 6, 7, 8; Tewksbury: Precincts 3, 3A (Middlesex County)