Lewis files for second term

October 2017 Posted in Community, News

Representative Rick Lewis (R-Silverton) has filed paperwork with the Oregon Secretary of State seeking a second term representing House District 18.

“Serving the people of House District 18 this year has been an honor,” Lewis said. “Being appointed during the 2017 Legislative Session gave me an opportunity to learn a great deal in a short amount of time. I jumped in on day one to learn the issues and problems our district and state face.”

Lewis was the Chief Sponsor of House Bill 3427, a bill, signed into law by the Governor, that created greater safety measures for dams in the state that are considered “high-hazard.”  The law requires owners and operators of state regulated Oregon dams that to develop an emergency action plan with periodic plan review and updates. He said he was also a strong advocate for the passage of the $5.3 billion transportation package.

Lewis served on the Veterans and Emergency Preparedness, and Economic Development and Trade committees, and the Joint Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources during the 2017 session.

Rep. Lewis was appointed to fill State House District 18 after Rep. Vic Gilliam announced his resignation in February.

District 18 includes the communities of Silverton, Molalla, Mount Angel, Hubbard, Aurora, Scotts Mill, Donald, and Colton.

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