Jennifer Lewis - DEM Challenger

Financial Strength

Raised ($): $431,896

Cash on Hand ($): $9,520

% of the total DEM $ Raised: 100%

Cash on Hand v. Opponent (%):


Jennifer grew up on her small, family-owned dairy farm. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in sociology with a concentration in environmental studies from the State University of New York at Oneonta. Jennifer spent the early part of her professional career working in the Virginia public school system, providing mental health services to at-risk youth. She currently works with adults with mental illness who are transitioning from inpatient care back into the community. She’s been a civically active member of her community in Augusta County and Waynesboro. She was a leader in the fight against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, founding Friends of Augusta, a local pipeline opposition group. She’s also a board member at Wild Virginia and an elected member of the Headwaters Soil and Water Board. Recently reelected as Vice Chair of the Waynesboro Democratic Committee, Jennifer was awarded the Democrat of the Year in 2013 and Grassroots Organizer of the Year for the 6th District in 2014. Jennifer has volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club and Big Brother Big Sister, winning "Big" of the Year in 2009. She’s served as Chair of the Waynesboro Parks and Recreation Board for eight years and currently serves as Chair of the Office on Youth Commission. .