During 26 years as a U.S. Air Force communications and computer officer, Colonel (retired) Hollace Lyon commanded twice, served at the NATO Headquarters in Belgium, and taught war planning at Armed Forces Staff College to multi-national military leaders. In her last assignment she was the Education and Training Manager for 90,000 Communications personnel and served on the Air Force Board at the Pentagon, helping to set budget and strategic goals for the Air Force. Subsequently, she worked for two large companies in the D.C. area and spent five months intensely studying border security.
In 2008 she and her wife, Linda, moved to Arizona to be closer to Hollace’s mother in Green Valley, where she had lived since 1976. Her mother has since moved closer so Hollace can provide daily care.
Hollace has dedicated her life to protecting the rights of Americans, and will continue the fight in the state legislature. She will fight for our right to vote by increasing access to the ballot box and ensuring that our elections and voter registration processes are free of discrimination. She supports a universal automatic voter registration system, extended hours at polling locations, removing frivolous voter ID requirements, and encouraging voters to vote by mail.
Hollace knows that economic growth and quality education are key to the success of Arizona families. She believes that everyone in Arizona should have access to a quality public education and be able to find a stable, well paying job. As a State Representative, Holly will fight against corporate tax cuts that don’t benefit Arizona families. She knows that your tax dollars would be better spent improving our schools and infrastructure than funding tax loopholes for companies who don’t pass those savings along to working families.
In addition to numerous charitable pursuits, Colonel (retired) Lyon is a member of the Air Force C4 Association, the Military Officers Association of America, the American Legion Oro Valley Post 132, and the Arizona NAACP, as well as the Chambers of Commerce in Oro Valley, Marana, and Maricopa. She served on the Executive Committee of the Pinal County Democratic Party and is in her second term as Chair of the SaddleBrooke Democratic Club. In 2015 Hollace became the Senior Vice Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party.