Posted by Lauren Thomson - email
Lewis is an attorney from the Chapel Hill area. Born and raised in Winston-Samel, he is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School.
Lewis worked for the NC Supreme Court Justice Henry Frye, the first African-American elected to the NC General Assembly in the 20th century and the first African-American to serve on the NC Supreme Court.
Lewis became a legal trailblazer himself as the first African-American lawyer hired by Moore & Van Allen, one of the state's largest law firms and later started his own law firm so that he could use his skills to help small businesses and non-profit organizations succeed and grow.
He told the crowd at UNCW, he wants to bring a new leadership to Washington... one that understands local communities and the needs of its people.