JOHN LEWIS ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR MAINE SENATE
CAPE ELIZABETH RESIDENT TO RUN FOR DISTRICT 29
Cape Elizabeth - John Lewis, a business owner and workforce development consultant, is running to represent the people of Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, and part of Scarborough in the Maine State Senate.
“Innovation, collaboration, and wanting to see people succeed have driven my professional career. I’m running for State Senate to put these principles and my experience to work solving the difficult challenges facing Maine,” said Lewis. “Mainers want to see solutions, and I’m ready to work for them.”
Lewis has spent most of his career advocating for youth, education, community, CTE and the skilled trades. He served as Senior Director for Workforce Development at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, where he led a team whose purpose was to create and establish the first-ever Workforce Development Initiative for the organization. As the founder and a managing partner of Synergy Workforce Solutions, Lewis helps employers in the manufacturing, trades, healthcare and education industries solve workforce development challenges. The company also works with the U.S. Armed Forces. He has also helped with workforce development efforts more broadly through community outreach involvement, including as a member of the Employee Growth Services team, at the Manufacturers' Association of Maine (MAME) and as an Executive Board member of SkillsUSA Maine.
Born in the Philippines, Lewis was raised in Hebron, Maine and graduated from Oxford Hills High School. He went on to earn a degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine. Lewis and his wife, a registered nurse, moved to Cape Elizabeth in 2003. They have two children.
“John has spent his career working on one of the biggest challenges facing our state and nation right now - workforce development. His experience is needed in Augusta, and I look forward to working with him in the Senate,” said Senate Republican Leader Jeff Timberlake (R-Androscoggin).