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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%
2010 general John Lewis (D) 130,782 73.7%
Fenn Little (R) 46,622 26.3%
2008 general John Lewis (D) 231,368 100%
write-ins (Write-In) 106 0%
2006 general John Lewis (D) 122,380 100%
write-in (Write-In) 48 0%
2004 general John Lewis (D) 201,773 100%
2002 general John Lewis (D) 116,259 100%
2000 general John Lewis (D) 137,333 77.2%
Hank Schwab (R) 40,606 22.8%
1998 general John Lewis (D) 109,177 78.5%
John H. Lewis Sr. (R) 29,877 21.5%
1996 general John Lewis (D) 136,555 100%
1994 general John Lewis (D) 85,094 69.1%
Dale Dixon (R) 37,999 30.9%
1992 general John Lewis (D) 147,445 72.1%
Paul R. Stabler (R) 56,960 27.9%
Virginia O'Riley (Write-In) 2  
1990 general John Lewis (D) 86,037 76%
J.W. Tibbs (R) 27,781 24%
1988 general John Lewis (D) 135,194 78%
J.W. Tibbs Jr. (R) 37,693 22%
1986 general John Lewis (D) 93,229 75%
Portia A. Scott (R) 30,562 25%
1977 special Wyche Fowler (D) 29,898 39.6%
John Lewis (D) 21,531 28.6%
Paul Coverdell (R) 16,509 21.9%
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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