Lewis Medlin, Jr.

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Lewis Medlin, Jr.
Candidate for
Virginia House District 19
Military service
Service/branchWashington D.C. Air National Guard
Years of service6
Date of birth01/21/1950
Professionvice-president and co-founder
Campaign website
Lewis Medlin, Jr. is a Democratic candidate for Virginia House of Delegates District 19.[1]


Medlin's professional experience includes working as the vice-president and co-founder of E-Z Mount Bracket Company. He served in the Washington, D.C. Air National Guard from 1969-1975.


Campaign themes


Medlin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Education

Excerpt: "In this changing economy all our children must have access to the same educational opportunities and resources that students in other areas of Virginia have. As your next delegate I will work to find the necessary funding to ensure all our children receive the same opportunities as other students across Virginia receive."

  • Jobs

Excerpts: "We need to help our 19th District families who are out of work by": 1) "coordinating federal and state tuition assistance programs that will help displaced workers learn a new skill", 2) "providing low interest loans to help our small business owners", and 3) "providing a $500 tax credit for a new part time employee that is hired by our small businesses."

  • Keeping our promises

Excerpt: "We can protect our senior citizens Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits. As your next delegate, I will fight to protect our senior's earned benefits so they will never have to choose between heating their homes, buying food, or taking the medication they need."

  • Route 220

Excerpt: "We can finish the Route 220 road improvement project. Surely 38 years of waiting for the Route 220 road improvements to be finished is long enough! As your next delegate I will insist that Virginia return the funding that has been allocated to get this long overdue and important road work completed."


Medlin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Social Security and Medicare benefits

Excerpt: "The Republicans in Washington and Richmond are working to end Medicare and Social Security as we know it. With your support, I will fight to stop this assault and preserve our Medicare and Social Security for our senior citizens."

  • Ensure that our local public schools are properly funded

Excerpt: "The children of Alleghany, Botetourt, and Bedford are our future. Clearly, Lacey Putney did not share our concerns, when he voted to cut 1.5 Billion dollars from our public schools. I believe our children are our most valuable asset, and I will work to ensure that our public schools are properly funded, and that our children receive the best education we can provide."

  • Wasteful spending in state government

Excerpt: "The Republican controlled House of Delegates is throwing away our hard earned tax dollars. Putney and his Republican friends voted to borrow 1.8 Billion dollars to fund our transportation system, and obligated all of us to pay back 3.6 Billion dollars over the next 25 years for that loan. In these hard times, we simply cannot afford this kind of wasteful spending!"

  • Electricity and gas rates

Excerpt: "Our electric bills have sky rocketed over 70% since Putney voted for a bill that the electirc utility companies supported. Isn’t eight rate increases in four years enough? Clearly, its time to stop electric utility companies excessive rate requests and insist on fair pricing for our electricity."



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Medlin is running in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 19. Medlin ran unopposed in the June 11th Democratic Primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Medlin ran in the 2011 election for Virginia House District 19. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and was opposed by Jerry Johnson (R) and incumbent Lacey Putney (I) in the November 8 general election. Putney defeated Johnson and Medlin in the general election.[3]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 19 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngLacey Putney Incumbent 41.6% 8,883
     Republican Jerry Johnson 31.8% 6,775
     Democratic Lewis Medlin, Jr. 26.6% 5,670
Total Votes 21,328


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

Medlin ran for the Virginia House of Delegates, District 19 in 2009. He received 20% of the vote in the general election on November 3, 2009, losing to incumbent Lacey Putney. Constitution Party candidate William Smith also ran, receiving 15%.[4]


Medlin and his wife, Karen, have four children. Medlin served as the chairman of the Bedford County Democratic Committee, the president of the Montvale Rescue Squad, and as a member of the Jaycees.

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