Daniel T. Lewis

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Daniel Towers Lewis (born September 7, 1967) is an educator and Libertarian activist from Nashville, Tennessee. He was previously the Secretary of the Hamilton County Libertarian Party in Chattanooga, Tennessee and is currently the Chair of the Libertarian Party of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County

Early and personal life[edit]

Lewis was born September 7, 1967 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. His parents were missionaries in Germany. He and his family moved to Lebanon Pennsylvania when he was in the fourth grade. As young child Lewis became interested in science and history.[1] Lewis was married to the former Janet Hall, aunt of Kay and Claudia Hall. In 2006 they moved from Chattanooga Tennessee to Nashville Tennessee. Janet Lewis passed away April 28, 2014.[2] He is now married to Kathy Bradam Lewis. They attend Una Baptist Church, where Daniel Lewis teaches an Adult Sunday School Class.[3]

Education[edit]

Lewis earned a Bachelor of Science degree, in General Science, at Tennessee Temple University (1992). Following his graduation he completed some undergraduate courses in geology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Lewis is a graduate from the Teacher Preparation Academy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he completed his Master in Education with initial licensure in secondary earth science education. [1]

Teaching career[edit]

Lewis began his teaching career by teaching 8th grade physical science at an inner-city school in Chattanooga Tennessee. He then directed the Outside-In After-School program at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Chattanooga Tennessee. Currently he is a Bible, math, social studies, and science teacher at the Master's Touch Christian Academy in Smyrna Tennessee. Master's Touch Christian Academy is a Christian School for special needs children.[1]

Political career[edit]

Shortly after graduating from college, Lewis became acquainted with the Libertarian Party and became active in the Libertarian Party on the local level. In 2002 he helped restart the Hamilton County Libertarian Party. Subsequently, Lewis became Secretary of the Hamilton County Libertarian Party. He is listed under educators on the Comprehensive Listing of Notable Libertarians [4]

2004 election[edit]

In 2004 Lewis ran as a Libertarian for Tennessee House of Representatives District 26 (Chattanooga) receiving 493 votes.[5] In the 2004 election he faced Republican Gerald McCormick and Democrat James Carpenter. Republican Gerald McCormick won the election.

2008 election[edit]

After moving to Nashville in 2006, Lewis began reestablishing the Libertarian Party affiliate in the Nashville area as the Libertarian Party of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. The Libertarian Party of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County was officially reorganized on March 1, 2008. Two months later he was elected as the first Chair of the Libertarian Party of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

In a letter dated March 3, 2008 the Tennessee Division of Elections officially notified him that he had achieved ballot access as a candidate in the United States Senate election in Tennessee, 2008. On March 8, 2008 he was officially nominated by the Libertarian Party of Tennessee as a candidate for U.S. Senate. On March 9, 2008 Lewis officially announced his bid for the U.S. Senate.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Daniel Lewis (Tennessee) https://ballotpedia.org/Daniel_Lewis_(Tennessee)
  2. ^ Mrs. Janet Hall Lewis http://www.springhillfh.com/obituaries/Janet-Lewis-3/
  3. ^ Daniel Lewis Running for U.S. Senate, Tennessee http://www.lp.org/candidates/liberty-candidates-08/daniel-lewis
  4. ^ Comprehensive Listing of Notable Libertarians http://chelm.freeyellow.com/famous_index.html
  5. ^ November 2, 2004 General Election Tennessee House of Representatives Election Results http://tennessee.gov/sos/election/results/2004-11/tnhousecounty.pdf
  6. ^ Daniel Lewis Is Libertarian Candidate For U.S. Senate http://www.chattanoogan.com/2008/3/10/123689/Daniel-Lewis-Is-Libertarian-Candidate.aspx

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