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{{tnr}}'''Marcus Lewis''' was a 2012 [[Independent]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[Illinois]].
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{{tnr}}'''Marcus Lewis''' was a 2013 [[Independent]] candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in the special election for [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[Illinois]]. Lewis was defeated by [[Robin Kelly]] in the general election that took place on April 9, 2013.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2013-election/results/house/illinois/ ''Politico'' "2013 Election Results" Accessed April 9, 2013]</ref>
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Lewis previously ran for Illinois' [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|the 2nd Congressional District]] seat in the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|2012 U.S. House elections]], again as an [[Independent]] candidate.
  
 
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Lewis ran in the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013|2nd District]]. Lewis was defeated by [[Robin Kelly]] (D) in the general election. The general election took place on April 9, 2013.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandList.aspx?SearchType=OfficeID&ElectionID=40&OfficeID=6454&OrderBy=ORDER%20BY%20OfficeBallotGroup,%20OfficeSequence,%20PartySequence,%20FileDateTime,%20vwCandidates.Sequence,%20LotteryLastName,%20LotteryFirstName ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION - 4/9/2013," accessed February 14, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2013-election/results/house/illinois/ ''Politico'' "2013 Election Results" Accessed April 9, 2013]</ref>
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Lewis could lose his job as a result of his election bid.  Lewis is a Postal Service employee and is thus included under the Hatch Act, which forbids federal employees from running for a partisan office.  Lewis could end his campaign to put a stop to any legal action being taken against him, but he has refused.<ref name=lewis>[http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/news/18858000-418/2nd-district-run-could-cost-candidate-his-job.html ''Southtown Star,'' " 2nd District run could cost candidate his job," March 14, 2013]</ref>
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Lewis has argued that the Hatch Act refers only to candidates of a political party, not independents.  Additionally, he has stated that he hopes the controversy over his candidacy might get him more votes.  He said, " I’m running as ‘Mr. Lewis goes to Washington,’ just like Mr. Smith went to Washington, and this shows that the people in power don’t want ordinary citizens running for office. I figure people will identify with that and vote for me."
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===2012===
 
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Lewis was running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2012|Illinois]] [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]]. Lewis is seeking the nomination on the Independent ticket.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandList.aspx?SearchType=Type+Of+Office&ListType=RESULTS+OF+SEARCH+BY+TYPE+OF+OFFICE&ElectionID=33&ElectionType=GE&ElectionDate=11%2f6%2f2012&OfficeTypeSearchType=Matches&OfficeType=REPRESENTATIVE+IN+CONGRESS&QueryType=CANDIDATE&StatusSearchType=Matches&Status=&OrderBy=ORDER+BY+tblOffices.BallotGroup%2c+OfficeSequence%2cPartySequence%2cvwCandidates.Sequence%2c+BracketID%2c+vwCandidates.ID ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "General Election Candidate List" Accessed August 22, 2012]</ref> The general election took place on November 6, 2012. Lewis ran against incumbent [[Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.]] ([[Democratic|D]]) and [[Brian Woodworth]] ([[Republican|R]]) in the general election.
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Lewis ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2012|Illinois]] [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]]. Lewis ran as an Independent and was defeated by incumbent [[Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.]] ([[Democratic|D]]) in the November 6 general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/illinois/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Illinois"]</ref>
 
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Marcus Lewis
Marcus Lewis.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 2
PartyIndependent
Education
High schoolDe La Salle Institute (1977)
Bachelor'sDePaul University
Personal
ProfessionPostal Service Worker
Websites
Campaign website
Marcus Lewis campaign logo
Marcus Lewis was a 2013 Independent candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in the special election for the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois. Lewis was defeated by Robin Kelly in the general election that took place on April 9, 2013.[1]

Lewis previously ran for Illinois' the 2nd Congressional District seat in the 2012 U.S. House elections, again as an Independent candidate.

Biography

Education:[2]

  • DePaul University, Business Management & Banking
  • 1977: De La Salle Institute

Career

Lewis has worked for the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a mail-handler since 1997.[2]

Elections

2013

See also: Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013

Lewis ran in the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 2nd District. Lewis was defeated by Robin Kelly (D) in the general election. The general election took place on April 9, 2013.[3][4]

Election controversy

Lewis could lose his job as a result of his election bid. Lewis is a Postal Service employee and is thus included under the Hatch Act, which forbids federal employees from running for a partisan office. Lewis could end his campaign to put a stop to any legal action being taken against him, but he has refused.[5]

Lewis has argued that the Hatch Act refers only to candidates of a political party, not independents. Additionally, he has stated that he hopes the controversy over his candidacy might get him more votes. He said, " I’m running as ‘Mr. Lewis goes to Washington,’ just like Mr. Smith went to Washington, and this shows that the people in power don’t want ordinary citizens running for office. I figure people will identify with that and vote for me."

2012

See also: Illinois' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Lewis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois 2nd District. Lewis ran as an Independent and was defeated by incumbent Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D) in the November 6 general election.[6]

U.S. House, Illinois District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJesse Jackson Jr. Incumbent 63.3% 188,303
     Republican Brian Woodworth 23.2% 69,115
     Independent Marcus Lewis 13.5% 40,006
Total Votes 297,424
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

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