Sergio Lewis announces run for county commissioner
At 10 a.m. today, Sergio Lewis of Sergio Lewis Body Shop announced that he will run for county commissioner for precinct 2. Click here for video. “After a lot of thought with my family, friends and members of the community, I decided to go ahead and put my name out as a candidate for this commissioners race coming up in March 2, 2010 primary election,” he said.
Lewis referenced his years in the El Paso Independent School District school board, during which he served two years as president. “We have a growing community, we have a growing military community. In the 90s when I was board president, I was part of the preparation for BRAC, as we know it today,” he said. He served from 1993-1997 and 2005-2009 in the EPISD school board, with his presidency running from 1995-1997.
He also listed as priorities health care, preparation for BRAC, and increased support for law enforcement, veterans and the elderly.
“I want to be able to work with our federal and state officials in order to generate the type of funding that El Paso county deserves,” he said. “I feel we as a community can address our state in bigger ways to provide funding for all of those mandates that we have in this county.”
County commissioner Veronica Escobar has not announced if she will run for re-election.
– Elizabeth Ruiz