Lynwood Lewis

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Lynwood W. Lewis
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 6th district
Assumed office
January 28, 2014
Preceded by Ralph Northam
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 100th district
In office
January 14, 2004 – January 28, 2014
Preceded by Robert Bloxom
Succeeded by Robert Bloxom Jr.
Personal details
Born ( 1961 -11-26) November 26, 1961 (age 55)
Nassawadox, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Megan Milliken
Children John
Residence Accomack County, Virginia
Alma mater Hampden-Sydney College
University of Richmond School of Law
Profession Lawyer
Committees Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources; Commerce and Labor; Finance; Militia, Police and Public Safety
Religion Methodist

Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. (born November 26, 1961 in Nassawadox, Virginia) is an American politician. A Democrat, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in November 2003, representing the 100th district, which consists of the Eastern Shore counties of Accomack and Northampton, and parts of the cities of Norfolk and Hampton.[1]

On November 16, 2013, Lewis won the Democratic Party nomination for the Virginia senate seat held by lieutenant governor-elect Ralph Northam (D). On January 10, 2014, the Virginia State Board of Elections certified that Lewis had won the special election for Northam's senate seat by only nine votes out of over 20,000 cast. His Republican opponent sought a recount, which was held on January 27. After most of the recount had been completed, it became clear that Lewis's lead had held and his opponent conceded. Lewis was sworn in on January 28, 2014, giving Democrats control of the chamber.

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Senate of Virginia, 3rd district
Nov 2, 1999[2] General L W Lewis Jr Democratic 14,611 36.90
T K Norment Jr Republican 24,916 62.93
Write Ins 68 0.17
Republican incumbent held seat
Virginia House of Delegates, 100th district
Nov 4, 2003[3] General T B Dix Jr Republican 5,094 40.64
L W Lewis Jr Democratic 7,438 59.34
Write Ins 2 0.02
Robert S. Bloxom retired; seat changed from Republican to Democratic
Nov 8, 2005[4] General L W Lewis Jr Democratic 9,903 99.01
Write Ins 99 0.99
Nov 6, 2007[5] General Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. Democratic 12,328 98.98
Write Ins 127 1.01
Nov 3, 2009[6] General Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. Democratic 8,476 64.01
Melody Himel Scalley Republican 4,604 34.77
John W. Smith Jr. 149 1.12
Write Ins 11 0.08
Nov 8, 2011[7] General Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. Democratic 12,512 98.04
Write Ins 249 1.95
Nov 5, 2013[8] General Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. Democratic 13,100 70.87
John W. Smith Jr. 5,310 28.73
Write Ins 75 0.41
Senate of Virginia, 6th district
Jan 7, 2014
Special
General
Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. Democratic 10,203 50.00
B. Wayne Coleman Republican 10,192 49.95
Write Ins 8 0.05
Ralph Northam resigned; seat stayed Democratic

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Virginia House of Delegates bio, 2009
  2. ^ "Election Results - Senate of VA - Nov99 Gen Election". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  3. ^ "General Election - November 4, 2003". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  4. ^ "General Election - November 8, 2005". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  5. ^ "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  6. ^ "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  7. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  8. ^ "November 2013 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 

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