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David R. Lewis
David R. Lewis
(born March 6, 1971) is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina General Assembly
representing the state's 53rd House District since 2002. His district encompasses most of Harnett County including the City of Dunn and Towns of Angier, Coats, Erwin, and Lillington . Additionally, Lewis formerly served as the National Committeeman for the North Carolina
North Carolina
Republican Party.

Contents

1 Early life, education and career 2 Political career 3 North Carolina
North Carolina
House of Representatives

3.1 Committee assignments

4 Political campaigns

4.1 2002 4.2 2004 4.3 2006 4.4 2008 4.5 2010 4.6 2012 4.7 2014 4.8 2016

5 Electoral history 6 Personal life 7 References 8 External links

Early life, education and career[edit] Lewis was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
Fayetteville, North Carolina
the son of Jean (née Hudson) and Donnie Lewis. He grew up in Dunn area and attended Cape Fear High School in Cumberland County, North Carolina. After graduating from Cape Fear High School, Lewis went on to receive his degree in Business Administration from Campbell University.[1] While at Campbell University, Lewis served two terms as Student Body President and was also a member of the College Republicans. He is a tobacco farmer and co-owner at Quality Equipment, LLC. Political career[edit] Lewis is best known for his work during the 2013 long session as the lead negotiator for the House on tax reform. Working closely with Sen. Bill Rabon
Bill Rabon
and the Governor's Office, Rep. Lewis brought comprehensive tax reform to North Carolina
North Carolina
for the first time in nearly eighty years. Rep. Lewis is also well known as the Co-Chair of the Elections committee, responsible for the voter identification legislation as well as his work on the most recent round of redistricting in the State of North Carolina. This redistricting has been challenged as an instance of partisan gerrymandering. In his role as NC House redistricting leader, Lewis said that he wanted the maps drawn “to give a partisan advantage to 10 Republicans and three Democrats because [he did] not believe it’s possible to draw a map with 11 Republicans and two Democrats.” [2] In addition, he stated: “I think electing Republicans is better than electing Democrats. So I drew this map to help foster what I think is better for the country.”[3] At age 31, Lewis was first elected to the North Carolina
North Carolina
State House in the 2002 elections.[4] Since his election to the House, Lewis has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Dunn Jay Cees, was recognized for Service to the Organization by the ALS
ALS
Foundation, and received a Service Award from the American Kennel Club.[1] North Carolina
North Carolina
House of Representatives[edit] Committee assignments[edit] Standing or Select Committee Rules, Calendar and Operations of the House (Chairman) Redistricting (Senior Chairman) Elections (Chairman) Finance Appropriations Agriculture (Vice-Chairman) Commerce and Job Development Health Non-Standing Committee Joint Legislative Elections Oversight (Chairman) Feasibility of Requiring Certain Reports to Be Filed Electronically Committee (LRC)(2011) (Chair) Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee Rules Laws Study Committee Joint Select Committee on Tornado Damage Response (2011) Lewis previously served on the Committees on Education, Education Subcommittee on Community Colleges, Insurance, Judiciary 3, Military and Veterans’ Affairs, and Transportation.[5] Political campaigns[edit] 2002[edit] See also: North Carolina House of Representatives
North Carolina House of Representatives
election, 2002 Lewis defeated primary challenger, Teddy Byrd, in the September 10th, 2002 Republican Primary garnering 54% of the vote. On November 5, 2002, Lewis won election to the North Carolina
North Carolina
House of Representatives by defeating Larry C. Upchurch(D). 2004[edit] See also: North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina General Assembly
election, 2004 On November 2, 2004, Lewis won re-election to the North Carolina
North Carolina
House of Representatives by defeating Louise Taylor(D). Lewis did not face a Republican challenger in the primary election. 2006[edit] On November 7, 2006, Lewis won re-election to the North Carolina
North Carolina
House of Representatives by defeating Frank Stewart(D). For the second election in a row, Lewis did not face a Republican challenger in the primary election. 2008[edit] On November 4, 2008, Lewis won re-election to the North Carolina
North Carolina
House of Representatives by defeating Joseph Lindsey Tart(D). For the third election cycle in a row, Lewis did not face a Republican challenger in the primary election. 2010[edit] On November 2, 2010, Lewis won re-election to the North Carolina
North Carolina
House of Representatives by defeating Abraham Oudeh(D). For the fourth consecutive election cycle, Lewis did not face a Republican challenger in the primary election. 2012[edit] Lewis ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012 Republican primary for the fifth consecutive election cycle and defeated Joseph Langley (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 2014[edit] Lewis ran for re-election in 2014. He ran unopposed in the May 6, 2014 Republican primary for the sixth consecutive election cycle and defeated Susan Byerly (D) in the general election which took place on November 4, 2014. 2016[edit] Lewis beat primary challenger, William "Chuck" Levorse, in the March primary garnering 79% of the vote. On November 8, 2016, Lewis won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives
North Carolina House of Representatives
by defeating Jon Blum (D) with 61% of the vote.[6][7] Electoral history[edit]

North Carolina
North Carolina
State House of Representatives District 53 Results 2002–2016

Year

Democrat Votes Pct

Republican Votes Pct

2002

Larry C. Upchurch 5,987 38%

David Lewis 9,672 62%

2004

Louise Taylor 10,217 41%

David Lewis 14,633 59%

2006

Frank Stewart 6,846 47%

David Lewis 7,763 53%

2008

Joseph Tart 14,431 47%

David Lewis 16,135 53%

2010

Abraham Oudeh 6,784 33%

David Lewis 13,533 67%

2012

Joseph Langley 13,370 44%

David Lewis 17,365 56%

2014

Susan Byerly 8,707 44%

David Lewis 10,966 56%

2016

Jon Blum 12,678 39%

David Lewis 19,548 61%

Personal life[edit] Lewis resides in Dunn, North Carolina
Dunn, North Carolina
with his wife Michelle (née Lawrence) and their three children: David Ray, Henry Pierce, and Tille Christine. He is a member of the Long Branch Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church in Dunn. References[edit]

^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2008-12-02.  ^ Template:Cite web url=http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article103489972.html ^ Robertson, Gary (9 January 2018). "Judges: North Carolina
North Carolina
must redo map skewed by partisanship". Washington Post. Washington Post. Retrieved 9 January 2018.  ^ [1] WRAL News ^ http://ncleg.net/gascripts/members/reports/committeeAssignments.pl?nUserid=389&Chamber=H ^ http://www.wral.com/local-legislative-incumbents-weather-primary-challenges/15547021/ ^ https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/north-carolina-state-house-district-53

External links[edit]

North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina General Assembly
- Representative David Lewis official NC House website David Lewis for NC House official campaign site

David R. Lewis
David R. Lewis
on Twitter
Twitter
Biography from Project Vote Smart

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Members of the North Carolina
North Carolina
House of Representatives

Speaker of the House: Tim Moore (R) Speaker pro Tempore: Sarah Stevens (R) Majority Leader: John R. Bell IV
John R. Bell IV
(R) Minority Leader: Darren Jackson (D)

   Bob Steinburg
Bob Steinburg
(R)    Larry Yarborough
Larry Yarborough
(R)    Michael Speciale
Michael Speciale
(R)    Jimmy Dixon (R)    Howard J. Hunter III (D)    Beverly G. Boswell (R)    Bobbie Richardson
Bobbie Richardson
(D)    Susan Martin (R)    Brian Brown (R)    John R. Bell IV
John R. Bell IV
(R)    Duane Hall
Duane Hall
(D)    George Graham (D)    Pat McElraft
Pat McElraft
(R)    George Cleveland (R)    Phil Shepard
Phil Shepard
(R)    Chris Millis (R)    Frank Iler
Frank Iler
(R)    Susi Hamilton
Susi Hamilton
(D)    Ted Davis Jr.
Ted Davis Jr.
(R)    Rick Catlin (R)    Larry Bell (D)    William Brisson
William Brisson
(R)    Shelly Willingham
Shelly Willingham
(D)    Jean Farmer-Butterfield
Jean Farmer-Butterfield
(D)    Jeff Collins (R)    N. Leo Daughtry
N. Leo Daughtry
(R)    Michael H. Wray
Michael H. Wray
(D)    Larry Strickland (R)    Larry Hall (D)    Paul Luebke
Paul Luebke
(D)    Mickey Michaux
Mickey Michaux
(D)    Nathan Baskerville
Nathan Baskerville
(D)    Rosa Gill
Rosa Gill
(D)    Grier Martin
Grier Martin
(D)    Chris Malone (R)    Nelson Dollar
Nelson Dollar
(R)    Paul Stam
Paul Stam
(R)    Yvonne Lewis Holley
Yvonne Lewis Holley
(D)    Darren Jackson (D)    Joe John
Joe John
(D)    Gale Adcock (D)    Marvin W. Lucas
Marvin W. Lucas
(D)    Elmer Floyd
Elmer Floyd
(D)    William O. Richardson
William O. Richardson
(D)    John Szoka
John Szoka
(R)    Ken Waddell
Ken Waddell
(D)    Charles Graham (D)    Garland E. Pierce
Garland E. Pierce
(D)    Gary Pendleton (R)    Graig R. Meyer
Graig R. Meyer
(D)    John I. Sauls
John I. Sauls
(R)    Jamie Boles (R)    David R. Lewis
David R. Lewis
(R)    Robert T. Reives II
Robert T. Reives II
(D)    Mark Brody
Mark Brody
(R)    Verla C. Insko
Verla C. Insko
(D)    Pricey Harrison
Pricey Harrison
(D)    Amos Quick
Amos Quick
(D)    Jon Hardister (R)    Cecil Brockman
Cecil Brockman
(D)    John Faircloth
John Faircloth
(R)    John Blust
John Blust
(R)    Stephen M. Ross (R)    Dennis Riddell
Dennis Riddell
(R)    Bert Jones (R)    Ken Goodman (D)    Justin Burr
Justin Burr
(R)    D. Craig Horn
D. Craig Horn
(R)    Dean Arp
Dean Arp
(R)    Pat Hurley
Pat Hurley
(R)    Evelyn Terry
Evelyn Terry
(D)    Edward Hanes Jr. (D)    Lee Zachary
Lee Zachary
(R)    Debra Conrad (R)    Donny Lambeth
Donny Lambeth
(R)    Carl Ford (R)    Harry Warren (R)    Allen McNeill (R)    Julia C. Howard
Julia C. Howard
(R)    Sam Watford (R)    Larry Potts
Larry Potts
(R)    Larry Pittman
Larry Pittman
(R)    Linda B. Johnson (R)    Rena W. Turner (R)    Josh Dobson (R)    Hugh Blackwell
Hugh Blackwell
(R)    Destin Hall (R)    Mary Gardner Belk
Mary Gardner Belk
(D)    Mitchell S. Setzer
Mitchell S. Setzer
(R)    Sarah Stevens (R)    Bryan R. Holloway
Bryan R. Holloway
(R)    Charles Jeter
Charles Jeter
(R)    Jonathan C. Jordan (R)    Jeffrey Elmore (R)    John A. Fraley
John A. Fraley
(R)    Jay Adams (R)    Jason Saine (R)    John R. Bradford, III (R)    Rodney W. Moore
Rodney W. Moore
(D)    John Autry (D)    Beverly M. Earle
Beverly M. Earle
(D)    Becky Carney
Becky Carney
(D)    William Brawley (R)    Dan Bishop
Dan Bishop
(R)    Scott Stone (R)    Carla Cunningham (D)    Kelly Alexander
Kelly Alexander
(D)    John Torbett
John Torbett
(R)    Dana Bumgardner
Dana Bumgardner
(R)    Kelly Hastings
Kelly Hastings
(R)    Timothy K. Moore (R)    Mike Hager
Mike Hager
(R)    Chris Whitmire (R)    Susan C. Fisher
Susan C. Fisher
(D)    John Ager
John Ager
(D)    Brian Turner (D)    Chuck McGrady
Chuck McGrady
(R)    Michele D. Presnell
Michele D. Presnell
(R)    Mike Clampitt
Mike Clampitt
(R)    Roger West
Roger West
(R)

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