Lewis announces for 20th District Judge
His statement of candidacy follows:
I am a former county and district attorney ( 1990-2001) and a lawyer for 40 years.
I feel I have a broad range of exper ience that will enable me to serve the citizens of Milam County as their district judge.
After law school, I went into the United States Army. I am a graduate of the Infantry Officers Basic Course, the JAG Basic Course, JAG Advanced Course, Command and General Staff Course and the Airborne School.
I served 6-1/2 years on active duty, stationed at Fort Hood, a tour in Korea, Fort Bliss (Texas) and the Army Defense Appellate Division, handling cases on appeal at the U.S. Court of Military Appeals in Washington.
I am a retired lieutenant colonel. I was the army lawyer who prepared the last will and testament of Gen. Omar Bradley, the last General of the Armies of the United States.
After my military service, I worked as an assistant county attorney in Bell County for two years, was in private practice for eight years, was county and district attorney in Milam County for 10-1/2 years and have been in private practice in Cameron for the past 11 years.
I have tried over 100 cases from El Paso to Marshall, Denton to Corpus Christi, Korea to Washington D. C.
I am licensed in Texas, United States District Court, United States Military Court of Military Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.
I have been married to Liz Lewis for 26 years and we have one daughter, Rebecca, who will graduate from Yoe High School this year.
We live in the Salem community.
While district attorney, I served as a director for the Texas County and District Attorneys Association.
I served as president of the Milam County Bar Association, am a former commander of VFW Post 2010 and am judge advocate for Edw in Hardy Post of the American Legion.
I am active in my church and am an honorary associate life member of the Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department.
I owe Milam County a lot. I had 10-1/2 good years as the countydistrict attorney and then 11 good years in private practice.
This county has been good to me and my family. I feel that I can serve all of the people in this county by being a fair and impartial judge.
I feel that my many years of practice as a prosecutor, city attorney, and representing people in many different matters before the state and federal courts in Texas gives me a broad background to help me tackle the duties of district judge.