Knowledge Identifier: +Jerry_Lewis_(California_politician)
Born in 1934.
Countries: California (58%), United States (26%), New York (11%)
Linked to: Libertarian Party, American Independent Party, Peace and Freedom Party, Republican Party
In 1956 he received a B.A. from UCLA. Lewis served as a Coro Foundation fellow in San Francisco.
He was a member of the San Bernardino, California School Board from 1964 to 1968.
He was on the staff of Congressman Jerry Pettis in 1966.
He was a member of the California State Assembly from 1969 to 1978.
In January 1974, he ran in a special election for the California State Senate, losing to Democrat Ruben Ayala.
Congressman Bill Lowery was a partner between 1993 and 2006.
In July 2007, CBS News reported that since 2004, Lewis has earmarked $2.75 million for the "Barracks Row" area of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. "Neither I nor my spouse has any financial interest in this project," Lewis said of the improvements being funded by the earmarks.
In 2008, Lewis received his strongest challenge in decades from San Bernardino, California attorney Tim Prince, who won a 4-candidate Democratic primary.