|U.S. House, Illinois, District 2|
|High school||De La Salle Institute (1977)|
|Profession||Postal Service Worker|
- DePaul University, Business Management & Banking
- 1977: De La Salle Institute
Lewis has worked for the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a mail-handler since 1997.
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.
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."
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.
|U.S. House, Illinois District 2 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jesse Jackson Jr. Incumbent||63.3%||188,303|
|Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"|
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