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Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)

  • District: 5th District, Atlanta
  • Residence: Atlanta
  • Born: February 21, 1940; Troy, Ala.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Widowed; one child
  • Education: American Baptist Theological Seminary, B.A. 1961 (theology); Fisk U., B.A. 1963 (religion & philosophy)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House (special election), 1977; Atlanta City Council, 1982-86; U.S. House, 1987-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1986 (14th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Human Resources; Oversight - Ranking Member)
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State Information: 5th District, Atlanta

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general John Lewis (D) 234,330 84.4%
Howard Stopeck (R) 43,335 15.6%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 83% Mitt Romney: 16%
2008 Barack Obama: 80% John McCain: 20%




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