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Where are Republican black women? A question that has lingered in our minds for centuries without much representation, but this past Thursday, September 30, 2021 our very own Michelle Lyons bravely STOOD UP by declaring herself a Republican Congressional Candidate for Long Beach. If Michelle Lyons wins she will become the first Black Republican from California.
As many of our readers know, Michelle Lyons is the daughter of Chef Marilyn and Attorney Michael Lyons. Michelle Lyons is also a business owner of a modeling school and a political journalist who occasionally writes for Inglewood Today.
What you may not know is that she was raised by her Republican father and she worked for a Republican newspaper in 2008, “The Washington Times”. Michelle, herself, always considered herself neutral. She had been registered as an independent for 20 years even though after she left The Washington Times, she began to associate more with Democrats.
“I originally thought about running as an independent, but America is too polarizing right now. I felt I had to choose a side and I chose the side that aligns with my conservative core values: faith, family and freedom,” said Michelle.
On Thursday, September 30th her message roared because over 250 people attended her launch. Including a jazz band, swing dancers, models dressed in 20’s fashion and a Great Gasby Photobooth.
“I feel like I am at the right place at the right time. This feels destined because honestly a Black Republican woman other than Condaleeza Rice is long overdue in California. We have to get back to some basics, the conservative values that Ladera Heights and Windsor Hills are built on… faith, family and freedom. Family values are shrinking in California and inflation and taxation are making business and home ownership nearly impossible,” said Michelle.
Four other speakers spoke at her launch, all co-signing that Michelle is right person to lead her district. James Mai, Founder of AAPI, Karina Manuela, Representative of Hispanic Republican Assembly LA, Daniella Bloom host of America’s Voices and Amy Bohn Executive Director of PERK.
“No one in Congress looks like us, but there are millions of young professionals who look like us, think like us and share our values. They just don’t know they are conservative Republicans. I didn’t know I was a conservative Republican until my business was shut down in 2020, and I started to ask questions,” added Karina Manuela.
Michelle Lyons is now preparing for the primary in June 2022, but she believes with God and Family by her side anything is possible. To get more information at Michelle, her upcoming events or to contribute go to her campaign go to her website at www.michellelyonsforcongress.com