HARRISBURG – Rep. Andrew Lewis today announced the 2021-22 Legislative Session will be his last representing the 105th District in the House of Representatives.
“Because of changes with the legislative districts, I do not intend to seek re-election to my seat. The changes implemented by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission are detrimental to my community and the ones surrounding it,” Lewis said. “I’m not concerned about my own future, but I am mindful that my friends and neighbors are having their voice diluted in the House.”
First elected in 2018, Lewis has used his military and small business background to advocate for reducing the size and scope of government, protecting the rights of lawful gun owners, ensuring schoolchildren have access to the best education for their own needs, connecting veterans with resources, and fighting the governor on business shutdown orders that decimated Pennsylvania’s economy in 2020.
“The COVID-19 pandemic and response to it highlighted deficiencies in our state government. Nearly 500 regulations were paused for more than a year during the pandemic, which told me the Commonwealth likely didn’t need most of them in the first place. I sponsored legislation to ensure those regulations are evaluated to assess if they can be permanently eliminated, and that work is now underway thanks to the new law,” Lewis said.
While Lewis enjoyed crafting legislation and defending the needs of Dauphin County in the House chamber, he said he will most miss interacting directly with constituents in West Hanover, Lower Paxton and South Hanover townships. A highlight for him every year was a veterans’ luncheon in which he could speak with hundreds of men and women who served in the military.
“Throughout my brief time in office, I always kept it at the forefront of my mind that government works for the people, not the other way around — and the people I represent are therefore my bosses. I’ve done my best to always remember that and to stay as accessible and helpful to my constituents as humanly possible. I hope this was always evident, and I hope there were moments when I made our district proud,” Lewis said.
Lewis’ final day in office will be Nov. 30, 2022.
Representative Andrew Lewis
105th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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