James Lewis (Indiana)

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James Lewis
Indiana State Senate District 45
Former member
Term in office began
1986
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Retired
James Lewis (b. December 26, 1930) was a Democratic member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 45. He served as Assistant Minority Caucus Leader.

Lewis was a Charleston City Councilman from 1959 to 1968. He served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1970 to 1972. He was also a Clark County Councilman from 1980 to 1982. He served in the Indiana State Senate from 1974 to 1978 and again from 1986 to the present.

Lewis is a retired Building Contractor for the Lewis Construction Company.

Lewis attended Purdue University.

Committee assignments

2009-2010

Elections

2010

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2010

Lewis lost to Republican candidate Jim Smith by a margin of 22,299 to 20,494 in the November 2 general election.[1]

In the May 4 primary election, Lewis ran unopposed.[2]

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat James Lewis won re-election to the Indiana State Senate District 45 receiving 24,597 votes, ahead of Republican Floyd Coates receiving 16,886 votes.[3]


Indiana State Senate, District 45 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Lewis (D) 24,597
Floyd Coates (R) 16,886


Campaign donors

2006

In 2006, Lewis collected $65,717 in donations.[4]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
AT&T $4,000
Insurance Institute of Indiana $3,000
Indiana Farm Bureau $3,000
Indiana State Medical Association $2,600
Indiana Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors $2,500
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $2,300
National Federation of Independent Business $1,300
Indiana Motor Truck Association $1,300
Indiana Hospital Association $1,100
Community Bankers Association of Indiana $1,100
Indiana Association of Realtors $1,000
Electrical Workers $1,000
Indiana Builders Association $1,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $1,000


Personal

Lewis and his wife, Anna Mae, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Indiana State Senate District 45
1986–2010
Succeeded by
Jim Smith