Poultry growers would get incentive to use alternative water source with Virginia bill

Posted February 05 2019 by Carol Vaughn

Legislation that would result in incentives for poultry farms and others on the Eastern Shore of Virginia to withdraw water from the surface aquifer rather than the deeper Yorktown aquifer was unanimously passed by the Virginia Senate on Wednesday. The bill, SB1599, was introduced by Sen. Lynwood Lewis of the 6th District. "I was pleased with how eager the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee was to pass my bill, SB1599, related to incentivizing the Columbia Aquifer in the Eastern Shore Ground Management Area," Lewis wrote in his update to constituents a few days ago. "While Shannon Alexander came to speak to the bill’s importance on behalf of the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission, we were pleasantly surprised when the committee chairman clearly saw the benefits of the legislation and moved for a vote after seeing no opposition," he said.

Lynwood Lewis interviews with the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association

Posted May 07 2015 by Campaign Team

General Assembly Update

Posted February 15 2015 by Campaign Team

I am proud to represent the constituents of the Sixth District of Virginia, and I always welcome your questions, comments, and input. I will be in Richmond until adjournment on February 28th. Please don’t hesitate to call my Richmond office at (804) 698-7506, or send us an email at [email protected] with any concerns you may have.

Special election for 6th District to replace Northam set for Jan. 7

Posted December 06 2013 by Dave Ress

Gov. Bob McDonnell has set Jan. 7 as the date for a special election to fill the seat of state Sen. Ralph Northam, D-Norfolk. Northam was elected lieutenant governor last month and is resigning from the state Senate effective Jan. 11. Del. Lynwood Lewis, D-Accomac, is the Democratic Party candidate for the seat. Norfolk businessman Wayne Coleman is the Republican candidate.

Democratic party picks candidate for Northam seat; Lynwood Lewis to run in special election

Posted November 16 2013 by Martin Weil

Lynwood Lewis won the Democratic Party nomination Saturday for the Virginia senate seat held by lieutenant governor- elect Ralph Northam (D). Lewis, a member of the House of Delegates, received 55 per cent of the vote cast at polling places across the district in a party nominating caucus, according to a party spokesman. A special election is to be held to fill Northam’s seat in the senate, which is divided 20-20 between Democrats and Republicans.

Democrats to choose candidate for Northam’s seat

Posted November 13 2013 by Corinne Reilly

Democrats will hold a caucus for 6th District voters Saturday to pick a candidate to run for a state Senate seat being vacated. Incumbent Ralph Northam, a Democrat, defeated E.W. Jackson for lieutenant governor Nov. 5. The 6th District includes parts of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, as well as Accomack, Northampton and Mathews counties.

Poll: Lewis “best-positioned” candidate in the 6th

Posted November 13 2013 by Vivian J. Paige

Myers Research & Strategic Services released a poll today (pdf) in covering Democratic candidates in the 6th Senate district. Of the three candidates, pollster Andrew Myers says that Del. Lynwood Lewis “is the best-positioned candidate to keep this seat in the Democratic column.”

Lt. governor race may reshape Virginia Senate

Posted November 04 2013 by Sam Isaacs

While Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli duke it out in the gubernatorial election, another race is being fought more quietly — one that could have a deciding effect on Virginia’s legislative system. Democratic state Sen. Ralph Northam is facing Republican preacher E.W. Jackson for lieutenant governor. But GOP officials may be smiling even if Jackson loses, as polls predict. That’s because Northam would have to give up his seat in the now-evenly-divided Virginia Senate — opening the door for Republicans to capture an outright majority in that chamber.

100th District incumbent Lewis expected to keep seat

Posted November 01 2013 by Corinne Reilly

Del. Lynwood Lewis, a Democrat in the 100th House District, is expected to easily win a sixth term next week. Lewis, 51, represents Accomack and Northampton counties and part of Norfolk. He was first elected in 2003, when he won 60 percent of the vote after the retirement of longtime Del. Robert S. Bloxom. Since then, Lewis has faced only one Republican challenger, whom he defeated by a wide margin in 2009.