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Lynwood W. Lewis Jr.
Democrat, House District 100
Service: 2004 - Present
Seniority: 38 of 100
Legislator Rating: 79.67
Preferred Name: Lynwood
Born: Parksley, Virginia on November 26th, 1961
Education: Hampden-Sydney College (B.A., 1984); T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond (J.D., 1988);
Memberships: Virginia State Bar Association and Accomack County Bar Association
Contact Information:Assembly Office: Room 803 Assembly Phone: 8046981000 Assembly Fax: 8046986700
District Office: P. O. Box 760 District Address: Accomac 23301 District Phone: 757-787-1094 District Fax:
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Legislative Aide: Laurie Naismith Aide's E-mail: email@example.com Web site: Make checks payable to: Lewis for House of Delegates
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Democrat Lynwood Lewis, an attorney from Virginia's Eastern Shore, won a seat in the General Assembly on his second try. The open-seat race between Lewis and Thomas B. Dix Jr. was handicapped as a nail-biter, but Lewis won in a November 2003 landslide. Lewis benefited from the endorsement of retiring Del. Bob Bloxom, a Republican. Another factor was that Republican direct-mail attacks backfired on the insular Eastern Shore. Dix sent out a mailer that seized upon an erroneous story in the Norfolk newspaper that described Lewis as a card-carrying member of the Green Party. Lewis responded that Dix, his former law partner, should have known him well enough to know he didn't belong to "some out-of-space" political party. The message: Dix was not only wrong, but he had violated the region's sense of civility. Lewis has won reelection in every cycle since with at least 64 percent of the vote. Lewis serves on the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of the Sorensen Institute's training program for political candidates. Virginia FREE rates him a "leaning base" supporter of business issues. Lewis has a long record of activism in Democratic politics, including a stint as issues coordinator for Dick Bagley's bid for governor. Lewis serves on three House committees -- Agriculture; Finance; and Militia, Police & Public Safety. He is married to Megan Milliken and has one child.