Election 2020 Candidate Profiles: EBR Metro Metropolis Council District 1 Candidate Eric Lewis

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — We proceed our collection that includes candidates in our native races.
East Baton Rouge Councilor Trae Welch has a time period that ended this election cycle.
Two candidates, Republican Brandon Noel challenger Eric Lewis are in a runoff for the District 1 seat.

This contains components of the Metro space together with Central, Baker and Zachary.

Brproud’s Crystal Whitman has extra on what Lewis says he plans to do if elected.

Lewis is the proprietor of a enterprise options consulting agency. As a life lengthy resident of the world, he says he’s having fun with campaigning along with his household.
Eric and his fiancee’, Rebecca have 4 kids, Irene, Nya, Miles, and Johnes.

“Everybody is happy. We simply bought again to work on Wednesday. It’s a continuation of the hardwork that we have now been making an attempt to place in means of this marketing campaign.
My household has been utterly supportive elping the place they will,” says Lewis.

He’s additionally hoping to carry extra income to District 1 to take care of points like roads and infrastructure.

“In District one we have now about 5 bridges which can be presently out of fee for restore. So, we’re standing in entrance of the Twin Bridges on Outdated Baker Blvd.
This connects Zachary and Baker and it has been out for about 5 years,” says Lewis.

After Lewis’ relocation to Dallas, Texas to start his profession as a product engineer for Texas Devices and the Raytheon Firm, each he, and his household returned to Baton Rouge in 2002.

Exterior of labor Eric has been lively in quite a lot of organizations together with The 100 Black Males of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Black Chamber of Commerce, LSU E.J. Ourso Faculty of Enterprise Advisory Board, and the Louisiana Expertise Park Board of Administrators. He has additionally been an lively member of his church, The Manner of Holiness Ministries, Inc. Lewis says these are all organizations which can be key to constructing a greater and extra viable group.

He’s hoping that voters see his imaginative and prescient in constructing a greater district and elect him as the subsequent Metro Council District 1 Consultant.

“We need to make certain we’re governing. It has been nice getting an opportunity to fulfill new individuals and the way share our imaginative and prescient with people….So on the finish of the day…
whatever the outcomes, I do know that I’ll proceed to be lively and work locally and push for a greater Baton Rouge,” says Lewis.

Noel led with 42 % of the vote adopted Lewis with 40 %.

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