Jason Lewis - REP Incumbent

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Raised ($): $2,563,820

Cash on Hand ($): $7,363

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Assumed congressional office in 2017. Former Career: Radio show host. Education: University of Colorado at Denver, University of Northern Iowa. Currently resides in Woodbury.Jason Lewis is a Republican serving as U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 2nd congressional district. Lewis was born in in Waterloo, Iowa, and has a master’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in education/business from the University of Northern Iowa. Prior to being elected, Lewis was a political commentator, and writer, and radio host of the nationally syndicated The Jason Lewis Show from 2009 - 2014. In 2010 he wrote a book titled Power Divided is Power Checked, in which Lewis questions the federal government’s role in defining marriage, and also in outlawing slavery: “In fact, if you really want to be quite frank about it, how does somebody else owning a slave affect me? It doesn’t. If I don’t think it is right, I won’t own one, and people always say ‘well if you don’t want to marry somebody of the same sex, you don’t have to, but why tell somebody else they can’t. Uh, you know if you don’t want to own a slave, don’t. But don’t tell other people they can’t”. In 2016 Lewis was elected to the United States House of Representatives. Lewis is a critic of the war on drugs, which he compares to failed policy of alcohol prohibition in America. As a member of Congress, Lewis has cosponsored legislation to let states set their own policy regarding cannabis (without federal interference) and to remove cannabis from the list of Schedule I drugs. Lewis supported the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and said that same-sex marriage was an issue for the several states to consider and not a Constitutional violation of equal rights.

Age: 64

Years In Office: 3

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