"Jennifer Lewis of Waynesboro has been active in her efforts to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline while staying busy on the Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District Board. The 36-year-old New York state native told voters Saturday that her three priorities are health care, the environment and anti-corruption.
If elected, she said, she vows to serve only four terms. Lewis says she will push for a $15-per-hour federal minimum wage, and will refuse contributions from corporate PACs, the NRA and fossil-fuel interests. She also wants to see the federal agency that considers pipeline applications include more diverse representatives, including scientists.
Lewis, who currently works with adults with mental illness who are transitioning back into the community, also supports Medicare for all and cutting the cost of out-of-pocket fees and prescription drug prices.
"Health care is the number one issue in the district," said Lewis."