David R. Lewis
|David R. Lewis|
|Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 53rd district
2002 – present
|Preceded by||Donald S. Davis|
March 6, 1971 |
Fayetteville, North Carolina
|Residence||Dunn, North Carolina|
|Alma mater||Campbell University|
David R. Lewis (born March 6, 1971) is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's 53rd House District since 2002. His district encompasses most of Harnett County including the City of Dunn and Towns of Angier, Coats, Erwin, and Lillington .
Early life, education and career
After graduating from Cape Fear High School, Lewis went on to receive his degree in Business Administration from Campbell University. While at Campbell University, Lewis served two terms as Student Body President and was also a member of the College Republicans.
He is a tobacco farmer and co-owner at Quality Equipment, LLC.
Lewis is best known for his work during the 2013 long session as the lead negotiator for the House on tax reform. Working closely with Sen. Bill Rabon and the Governor's Office, Rep. Lewis brought comprehensive tax reform to North Carolina for the first time in nearly eighty years. Rep. Lewis is also well known as the Co-Chair of the Elections committee, responsible for the voter identification legislation as well as his work on the most recent round of redistricting in the State of North Carolina.
At age 31, Lewis was first elected to the North Carolina State House in the 2002 elections. Since his election to the House, Lewis has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Dunn Jay Cees, was recognized for Service to the Organization by the ALS Foundation, and received a Service Award from the American Kennel Club.
North Carolina House of Representatives
Standing or Select Committee
Rules, Calendar and Operations of the House (Chairman)
Redistricting (Senior Chairman)
Commerce and Job Development
Joint Legislative Elections Oversight (Chairman)
Feasibility of Requiring Certain Reports to Be Filed Electronically Committee (LRC)(2011) (Chair)
Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations
Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee
Rules Laws Study Committee
Joint Select Committee on Tornado Damage Response (2011)
Lewis previously served on the Committees on Education, Education Subcommittee on Community Colleges, Insurance, Judiciary 3, Military and Veterans’ Affairs, and Transportation.
Lewis defeated primary challenger, Teddy Byrd, in the September 10th, 2002 Republican Primary garnering 54% of the vote. On November 5, 2002, Lewis won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives by defeating Larry C. Upchurch(D).
On November 2, 2004, Lewis won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives by defeating Louise Taylor(D). Lewis did not face a Republican challenger in the primary election.
On November 7, 2006, Lewis won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives by defeating Frank Stewart(D). For the second election in a row, Lewis did not face a Republican challenger in the primary election.
On November 4, 2008, Lewis won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives by defeating Joseph Lindsey Tart(D). For the third election cycle in a row, Lewis did not face a Republican challenger in the primary election.
On November 2, 2010, Lewis won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives by defeating Abraham Oudeh(D). For the fourth consecutive election cycle, Lewis did not face a Republican challenger in the primary election.
Lewis ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012 Republican primary for the fifth consecutive election cycle and defeated Joseph Langley (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Lewis ran for re-election in 2014. He ran unopposed in the May 6, 2014 Republican primary for the sixth consecutive election cycle and defeated Susan Byerly (D) in the general election which took place on November 4, 2014.
Lewis beat primary challenger, William "Chuck" Levorse, in the March primary garnering 79% of the vote. On November 8, 2016, Lewis won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives by defeating Jon Blum (D) with 61% of the vote.
|2002||Larry C. Upchurch||5,987||38%||David Lewis||9,672||62%|
|2004||Louise Taylor||10,217||41%||David Lewis||14,633||59%|
|2006||Frank Stewart||6,846||47%||David Lewis||7,763||53%|
|2008||Joseph Tart||14,431||47%||David Lewis||16,135||53%|
|2010||Abraham Oudeh||6,784||33%||David Lewis||13,533||67%|
|2012||Joseph Langley||13,370||44%||David Lewis||17,365||56%|
|2014||Susan Byerly||8,707||44%||David Lewis||10,966||56%|
|2016||Jon Blum||12,678||39%||David Lewis||19,548||61%|
Lewis resides in Dunn, North Carolina with his wife Michelle (née Lawrence) and their three children: David Ray, Henry Pierce, and Tille Christine. He is a member of the Long Branch Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church in Dunn.
- North Carolina General Assembly - Representative David Lewis official NC House website
- David Lewis for NC House official campaign site
- David R. Lewis on Twitter
- Biography from Project Vote Smart