Benjamin Lewis

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Benjamin Lewis
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Court Information:
Alabama District Courts
Title:   Judge
Position:   Place 2
Appointed by:   Gov. Bob Riley
Active:   2010-2018
Preceded by:   John Steensland
Past post:   Member, Alabama House of Representatives
Personal History
Party:   Republican
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Houston County District Court
State:  Alabama
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  97.93%ApprovedA

Benjamin Lewis is a district judge of Houston County. He was appointed by Governor Bob Riley to fill the position of John Steensland. Lewis retired from the Alabama House of Representatives in order to join the court.[1] His current term on the court expires in 2018.


Lewis received his undergraduate degree from Troy State University in 2000 and his J.D. from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2005.[2]


From 2006 to 2010, Lewis served in the Alabama House of Representatives.[2]

State legislature issue positions

Lewis' answers to the Alabama State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. He did not provide an answer when asked his top legislative priorities.[3]

Awards and associations

  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Member, Houston County Bar Association
  • Member, Alabama Cattleman's Association
  • Member, Alabama State Bar Association
  • Member, National Rifle Association
  • Member, Alabama Farmers Federation
  • Member, American Agricultural Law Association
  • Executive Member, Boy Scouts of America
  • Member, Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints[2]



Lewis was elected to the Alabama District Court after running unopposed in 2012.[4][5]

See also: Alabama judicial elections, 2012 - District Courts


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lewis ran for re-election to the 86th District seat in 2010. He was then appointed to the Houston District judge position and dropped out of the race.

Campaign donors

Below are Lewis's top five campaign contributors in 2008, a year in which there was no election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
Automobile Dealers Assoc of AL $1,000
Michael D Schmitz $1,000
AL Forestry Assoc $1,000
AL Rural Electric Assoc $1,000
AL Trucking Assoc $1,000


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Lewis was elected to the 86th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Joe Carothers (D).[7]

Lewis raised $234,385 for his campaign, while Carothers raised $328,773.[8]

Alabama State House, District 86 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Benjamin Lewis (R) 6,488
Joe Carothers (D) 6,394

Campaign donors

In 2006, Lewis raised $234,385 in donations.[9]

Listed below are those that made the largest contributions.

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $115,650
Business Council Of Alabama $57,500
Milkers Transport $10,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alabama House District 86
Succeeded by