Lynwood Lewis

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Lynwood Lewis
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Virginia State Senate, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 28, 2014 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionJanuary 7, 2014
First elected2014
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Virginia House of Delegates
District 100
2004 - January 2014
Education
Bachelor'sHampden-Sydney College
J.D.T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond
Personal
Birthday11/26/1961
Place of birthNassawadox, VA
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr. is a Democratic member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on January 7, 2014.

Lewis served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 100 from 2004 to January 2014.

Biography

Lewis earned his B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College in 1984 and his J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond in 1988. He is an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Lewis served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
Local Government
Rehabilitation and Social Services

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Lewis served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Lewis served on the following committees:

Issues

  • HB 1924 Tuition grants; provide for commercial crab fishermen attending two-year educational institution.
  • HB 1925 Clean Water Farm Award Program; identifies type of agricultural best management practices.
  • HB 1928 Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry; registration requirements.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014

Lynwood Lewis (D) defeated Wayne Coleman (R) in the special election.[3] Initial returns showed Lewis leading by only 22 votes,[4] within the range of a recount. Official results published by the State Board of Elections declared Lewis the winner by nine votes, leading Coleman to seek a recount.[5] Following the recount, Lewis was declared the winner by eleven votes.[6][7]

The seat was vacant following Ralph Northam's (D) election as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia on November 5, 2013.

A special election for the position of Virginia State Senate District 6 was called for January 7. Candidates were nominated by their party rather than chosen through a primary.[8]

Virginia State Senate, District 6, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynwood Lewis 50% 10,201
     Republican Wayne Coleman 50% 10,192
Total Votes 20,393

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Lewis won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 100. Lewis ran unopposed in the June 11th Democratic Primary and defeated John W. Smith, Jr. (I) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[9]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 100 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynwood Lewis Incumbent 70.9% 13,100
     Independent John W. Smith, Jr. 28.7% 5,310
     Other Write-in 0.4% 75
Total Votes 18,485

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Lewis won re-election to District 100 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[10]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Lewis was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.[11]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 100 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lynwood Lewis (D) 8,476
Melody Scalley (R) 4,604
John Smith (I) 149

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Lewis received $175,681 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[12]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lynwood Lewis's campaign in 2011
Virginia Democratic Party$35,299
Virginia Bankers Association$5,000
Dominion$3,500
Virginia Association Of Health Plans$3,000
Genworth Financial--GNA Corp$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $175,681

2009

Listed below are the top five donors to Lewis's 2009 campaign:[13]

Contributor 2009 total
Democratic Party of Virginia $47,212
Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association $4,000
Virginia Dental Association $3,000
Thomas W. Minnick $3,000
JC Walker Brothers Inc. $2,500

Scorecards

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.

2012-2013

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation: 2013 Legislative Scorecard

Personal

Lewis and his wife, Megan, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ralph Northam (D)
Virginia Senate District 6
January 2014-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 100
2004–January 2014
Succeeded by
Robert S. Bloxom, Jr. (R)