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Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)

Senior Chief Deputy Whip

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House (special election), 1977; Atlanta City Council, 1982-86; U.S. House of Representatives, 1987-present
Born: Feb. 21, 1940; Troy, Ala.
Residence: Atlanta
Religion: Baptist
Family: Widowed; one child
Education: American Baptist Theological Seminary, B.A. 1961; Fisk U., B.A. 1963
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1986 (15th term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Human Resources; Oversight - Ranking Member)

Election History
2014generalJohn Lewis (D) 170,326100.0
2012generalJohn Lewis (D) 234,33084.4
Howard Stopeck (R) 43,33515.6
2010generalJohn Lewis (D) 130,78273.7
Fenn Little (R) 46,62226.3
2008generalJohn Lewis (D) 231,368100.0
2006generalJohn Lewis (D) 122,380100.0
2004generalJohn Lewis (D) 201,773100.0
2002generalJohn Lewis (D) 116,259100.0
2000generalJohn Lewis (D) 137,33377.2
Hank Schwab (R) 40,60622.8
1998generalJohn Lewis (D) 109,17778.5
John Lewis (R) 29,87721.5
1996generalJohn Lewis (D) 136,555100.0
1994generalJohn Lewis (D) 85,09469.1
Dale Dixon (R) 37,99930.9
1992generalJohn Lewis (D) 147,44572.1
Paul Stabler (R) 56,96027.9
1990generalJohn Lewis (D) 86,03776.0
J. Tibbs (R) 27,78124.0
1988generalJohn Lewis (D) 135,19478.0
J. Tibbs (R) 37,69322.0
1986generalJohn Lewis (D) 93,22975.0
Portia Scott (R) 30,56225.0
1977special runoffWyche Fowler (D) 54,37862.4
John Lewis (D) 32,73237.6
1977specialWyche Fowler (D) 29,89839.6
John Lewis (D) 21,53128.6
Paul Coverdell (R) 16,50921.9
Roll Call Vitals


Georgia is 18th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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