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  Lewis, Jerry
NameJerry Lewis
Redlands, California , United States
Website [Link]
Born October 21, 1934 (85 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
May 05, 2016 03:31am
Tags Presbyterian -
InfoCharles Jeremy "Jerry" Lewis

Jerry Lewis, a lifelong resident of San Bernardino County and 30-year owner of a successful life insurance business, represents the 41st Congressional District of southern California, including most of San Bernardino County.

Congressman Lewis is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for funding all federal programs. He is chairman of the National Security Appropriations Subcommittee, the panel with jurisdiction over all national security matters including the entire Pentagon budget. In this capacity, he is a forceful advocate of critical defense and aerospace jobs in California. Lewis also serves on the Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee and the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee.

Lewis is the immediate past Chairman of the VA-HUD and Independent Agencies Subcommittee, the panel responsible for funding federal housing, veterans affairs, NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Science Foundation, and other federal agencies.

From 1996 until 2001, Lewis served as Chairman of the House GOP California Delegation to lead California Republicans on legislative issues of importance to the Golden State. Lewis also served as Co-Chair of the entire delegation and worked successfully to unify California Republicans and Democrats to marshal the considerable clout of the 52-member delegation, the largest in the House of Representatives.

Lewis has secured federal funds for critical projects in Southern California including highway improvements along I-15 and I-40 in the high desert; a revolutionary cancer treatment center and NASA research at Loma Linda University; access road and terminal expansion at Ontario International Airport; and the construction of the Santa Ana flood control project critical to Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Lewis has played an instrumental role in pursuing tough federal clean air standards, fashioning effective crime and drug legislation, and securing emergency funding for earthquake, flood, fire, and drought relief for California. He has also been a national leader in providing decent, affordable homes for over 500 families across the United States through the "House that Congress Built" effort, a unique partnership involving nearly 400 Members of Congress, Habitat for Humanity International and numerous public and private entities.

Prior to his election to Congress in 1978, Lewis served in the California State Legislature. He authorized legislation establishing the South Coast Air Quality Management District in southern California, recognized as the leading regional air quality board in the United States. Lewis is also the author of the Child Development Act of 1972 which has since become a national model for innovative child care. Additionally, he sponsored legislation placing the "Newsman's Shield Law" in the California State Constitution.

Jerry Lewis graduated from UCLA in 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government. He continued his education with a graduate fellowship in public affairs with the Coro Foundation in San Francisco. He and Arlene reside in Redlands and have seven children


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 12, 2012 11:30am Announcement Veteran Rep. Lewis [R-CA] to retire  Article RP 
Jun 01, 2006 08:25pm Scandal County subpoenaed in probe of lawmaker  Article RP 
May 11, 2006 12:00pm Investigation Lewis Surfaces in Probe of Cunningham  Article RP 
Jan 19, 2006 06:00pm Blog Entry The consequences of corruption  Article ArmyDem 
Dec 23, 2005 12:00pm Profile Close ties make Rep. Lewis, lobbyist Lowery a potent pair  Article RP 
Jan 05, 2005 12:00am News [Jerry] Lewis to Chair Appopriations Committee  Article Ex-New Jerseyan 

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  11/02/2010 CA - District 41 Won 63.21% (+26.43%)
  06/08/2010 CA District 41 - R Primary Won 66.28% (+32.55%)
  11/04/2008 CA - District 41 Won 61.65% (+23.30%)
  06/03/2008 CA District 41- R Primary Won 82.49% (+72.74%)
  11/07/2006 CA - District 41 Won 66.91% (+33.85%)
  06/06/2006 CA District 41 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 CA - District 41 Won 82.95% (+65.90%)
  11/05/2002 CA District 41 Won 67.38% (+37.76%)
  11/07/2000 CA District 40 Won 79.92% (+69.85%)
  11/03/1998 CA District 40 Won 64.88% (+32.98%)
  06/02/1998 CA District 40 - All-Party Primary Won 60.92% (+35.51%)
  11/05/1996 CA District 40 Won 64.90% (+35.94%)
  03/26/1996 CA District 40 - R Primary Won 76.92% (+53.84%)
  11/08/1994 CA District 40 Won 70.68% (+41.36%)
  06/07/1994 CA District 40 - R Primary Won 69.36% (+50.72%)
  11/03/1992 CA District 40 Won 63.11% (+32.00%)
  11/00/1992 House Republican Conference Chairman Lost 48.84% (-2.33%)
  11/06/1990 CA District 35 Won 60.58% (+27.65%)
  11/00/1990 House Republican Conference Chairman Won 60.49% (+20.99%)
  06/05/1990 CA District 35 - R Primary Won 78.93% (+57.87%)
  11/08/1988 CA District 35 Won 70.43% (+42.76%)
  11/00/1988 House Republican Conference Chairman Won 50.90% (+1.80%)
  06/04/1987 US House Republican Policy Committee Chair Won 51.76% (+3.53%)
  11/04/1986 CA District 35 Won 76.85% (+53.71%)
  11/06/1984 CA District 35 Won 85.47% (+70.95%)
  11/02/1982 CA District 35 Won 68.30% (+36.60%)
  11/04/1980 CA District 37 Won 71.57% (+46.43%)
  06/03/1980 CA District 37 - R Primary Won 82.99% (+75.87%)
  11/07/1978 CA District 37 Won 61.40% (+26.57%)
  06/06/1978 CA District 37 - R Primary Won 54.81% (+40.30%)
  11/02/1976 CA State Assembly 67 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1974 CA State Assembly 67 Won 58.71% (+21.67%)
  01/15/1974 CA State Senate 20 - Special Election Lost 45.96% (-8.09%)
  11/07/1972 CA State Assembly 73 Won 71.22% (+42.44%)
  11/03/1970 CA State Assembly 73 Won 70.32% (+42.83%)
  11/05/1968 CA State Assembly 73 Won 62.62% (+25.25%)
CA - District 30 - Nov 06, 2012 D Howard L. Berman
CA US President - R Primary - Jun 05, 2012 R Mitt Romney
CA Governor - R Primary - Jun 08, 2010 NPA Steve Poizner
CA US President - R Primary - Feb 05, 2008 R Rudy Giuliani
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