Bob Lyon

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Bob Lyon.

Bob Lyon, an American politician, is a former Kansas State Senator from the city of Winchester. A civil engineer, Lyon is a graduate of the University of Virginia and George Washington University.[1]

A Republican, Lyon was elected to the Third District seat of the Kansas Senate in 2000.[1] He defeated two Leavenworth residents to win the Republican nomination,[2] and he beat Democratic nominee Mike Gibbens by somewhat more than 1,500 votes in the general election.[3] In his term in the Senate, he served on four committees:[1]

  • Federal and State Affairs (of which he was the vice chairman)
  • Joint Legislative Educational Planning
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

He served a single four-year term, being succeeded by Roger Pine in 2005.[4]

With his wife Rita, Lyon has three daughters. He is an elder in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America,[1] serving on the session of the denomination's Winchester congregation.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d Kansas Senate Republicans Archived 2007-08-08 at the Wayback Machine., Kansas Republican Party, 2004. Accessed 2007-08-20.
  2. ^ Loads of candidates grace area ballots, The Topeka Capital-Journal, 2000-07-31. Accessed 2008-08-31.
  3. ^ 2000 Kansas Official General Election Results, Secretary of State of Kansas, 2000. Accessed 2008-08-31.
  4. ^ Kansas Senate Archived 2007-08-24 at the Wayback Machine., Kansas Senate, 2007. Accessed 2007-08-20.
  5. ^ Minutes of the Synod and Yearbook of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America 2007. Pittsburgh: Crown & Covenant, 2008, p. 189.