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About the Councilor

About District 5 Councilor Dan Lewis
Email Councilor Dan Lewis: [email protected]

Committee Appointments for 2017

  • Land Use, Planning, and Zoning
  • Mid-Region Council of Governments, Executive Board / Metropolitan Transportation Board
  • Internal Operations


City Councilor Dan Lewis is a proven job creator and entrepreneur. He is currently the Executive Vice President of Desert Fuels. Under his leadership, Desert Fuels was recognized as one of Albuquerque’s fastest growing companies in 2014, and one of New Mexico’s largest revenue companies in 2015. While serving as President of Desert Fuels in 2015 Dan was recognized by Business First as one of Albuquerque’s TOP CEOs.  In the face of a tough economic climate, Dan’s executive experience and economic know-how is already creating good-paying jobs for Albuquerque families. 

Dan was elected to the Albuquerque City Council in 2009 and re-elected in 2013, representing the largest council district in our city. Councilor Lewis has fought for critical roadway improvements, championed common-sense solutions to help small businesses, and worked to implement reforms at every level of city government. While serving twice as President of the Council and twice as Chairman of the Budget Committee, Dan worked with City leaders to balance budgets every year, rooted out fraud and waste, and fought for the wise and efficient use of tax dollars.  

Leadership roles on the Albuquerque City Council have included:

  • Council President - 2013 and 2016
  • Chairman of the Finance Committee - 2012 and 2015
  • Chairman of the Budget Committee - 2011 and 2013

Dan and his wife Tracy have been married for 25 years. Tracy is a third-grade public school teacher. Their children, Madison and Jensen, both attend the University of New Mexico.

Dan was also the Founding Pastor of Soul Rio Community Church where he served for over 15 years. He volunteers at community organizations such as LifeQuest, a juvenile justice mentoring program, where he serves as a member of the Board of Ambassadors. Dan is also a member of the National Kidney Foundation, and is a living kidney donor. 

Councilor Lewis has an open door, “I work for you” policy.  He enjoys speaking with each person he represents, listening to their ideas, and ensuring that their concerns are prioritized and addressed.

Please contact us:

Councilor Dan Lewis: [email protected]
Policy Analyst Rachel Miller: [email protected] 768-3189