|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 189th district
January 02, 2001 – December 6, 2004
|Preceded by||Joseph Battisto|
|Succeeded by||John Siptroth|
|Constituency||Parts of Monroe and Pike Counties|
|Born||May 18, 1964
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
|Alma mater||Bloomsburg University
Widener University School of Law
He is a graduate of East Stroudsburg High School. He earned a degree in business administration and finance from Bloomsburg University and a J.D./M.B.A. from the Widener University School of Law.
He served as Monroe County Controller from 1996 through 2000, where he oversaw annual operating budgets exceeding $100 million and cost-saving measures and financial system improvements for the county.
He was elected to represent the 189th legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2000, when he defeated long-term incumbent Joseph Battisto in "one of the biggest upsets in PA House history." He focused his efforts on reforming the property tax system, successfully lobbying both 2002 gubernatorial candidates to commit to addressing the issue. Lewis' bill, Act 9 of 2001, created the Education Investment Tax Credit program in Pennsylvania and helped expand access to automated external defibrillators, placing 2,400 in Pennsylvania schools and public buildings. Still among the largest AED bids ever, Pennsylvania's bids for AEDs helped lower AED prices by 50%. He resigned his seat in the legislature on December 6, 2004 to take a position as President of the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania.
From 2005 to May 2012, Kelly Lewis was the President & CEO of TechQuest Pennsylvania, now known as the Technology Council of Pennsylvania, the trade group for the technology industry in Pennsylvania. For many years, Mr. Lewis was the host of TechQuest TV, a statewide television program featuring interviews with leaders of Pennsylvania's technology industry. In 2007, Lewis helped co-found the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Group, which led dozens of successful infrastructure initiatives.
Presently, Kelly Lewis is the President of Lewis Strategic, a firm providing products and services to Pennsylvania companies, governments, hospitals, universities and non-profits. Lewis is also the President and CEO of Allied Health Information Exchange Company, a health IT solutions firm.
- "SESSION OF 2001 - 185TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1". Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2001-01-02.
- "SESSION OF 2005 - 189TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1". Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2005-01-04.
- "Kelly Lewis (Republican)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2003-02-07.
- "Profile". Official Pennsylvania Republican Caucus Biography. Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus. Archived from the original on 2004-02-12.
- "Kelly Lewis, President". Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania. Archived from the original on 2007-10-28.
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Kelly Lewis (Republican) official PA House profile (archived)
- Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus - Representative Kelly Lewis official Party website (archived)
- Interview with Kelly Lewis