Regina (Regina) Lewis-Ward (D-109)

State Representative Regina Lewis-Ward

Regina (Regina) Lewis-Ward (D-109)
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Capitol: 404.656.0287
FAX: 404.656.5644
District: 678.460.6862
Representative
Georgia House of Representatives
Room 607-B Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
289 Jonesboro Road
McDonough, GA 30253
Residence:McDonough, GA

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Bio

State Representative Regina Lewis-Ward represents the House District 109, which includes portions of Henry, Newton and Rockdale counties. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Rep. Lewis-Ward grew up in public housing and believes that leaders should be a part of their community. She is the first African American elected to District 109 and has worked with several organizations and committees, including the following- Henry County Board of Education-Partner In Education and mentor programs; National Council of Negro Women-Henry-Clayton Section; Henry County NAACP; Clayton County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA); Feed My People, Inc.; Youth Leadership Henry; One Henry Economic Alliance; Henry County Democratic Committee and Federation of Democratic Women; Southern Crescent American Business Women's Association; Campaign for Grade Level Reading; League of Women Voters of Georgia; Ratify ERA Georgia; National Women in Agriculture Association; Atlanta Regional Commission-Global Panel; Metro South Association of Realtors; and former Governor Sonny Perdue's Graduation Coach Initiative. In 2019, Rep. Lewis-Ward started a non-profit organization, A Place Matters, Inc., to build communities of lifelong learners through a combination of literacy and arts education. Rep. Lewis-Ward is a former councilwoman with the City of Stockbridge. During her tenure she led an initiative to upgrade two public parks with playground equipment for children with disabilities and developed the first Stockbridge Citizens Academy. Additionally, Rep. Lewis-Ward worked with Georgia Tech's Enterprise Innovative Institute and Advance Technology Development Center to assess the feasibility of a tech incubator in Henry County. She also served as a member of the Professional Services Committee, which helped shape an incentive framework for county and local municipalities to use as a guide to attract and sustain new business. In 2015, Lewis-Ward presented "Social Engagement and Civic Responsibility" at the 7th Annual Diversity Conference held at Clayton State University, as well as the 2017 Doing Democracy- Asset Based Engagement and Cultural Change Conference held at Loyola University by the Midwest Region Campus Compact. Rep. Lewis-Ward has a Bachelor of Business Administration in computer systems from Bernard M. Baruch College and a Master of Arts in political science from Clayton State University. Her Thesis, "The United States Federal Government and Lags in Protecting Personally Identifiable Information" had been published in the World Cat Library. Rep. Lewis-Ward is an adjunct instructor, loves Sweet Tart candy and hosting dinner parties. In her spare time, she has written two children's books.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2022
Counties Representing
Henry
Newton
Rockdale