About the Councilor
Committee Appointments for 2016
- Finance & Government Operations Committee
- Mid-Region Council of Governments, Executive Board / Metropolitan Transportation Board
- Internal Operations, Chair
City Councilor Dan Lewis has been a resident of Albuquerque’s West Side for 20 years, and was first elected to represent the rapidly growing communities in the northwest corner of the city in 2009. He is the President of the Albuquerque City Council.
Other leadership roles on the Albuquerque City Council have included:
- Council President in 2013 and 2016
- Chairman of the Finance Committee in 2012 and 2015
- Chairman of the Budget Committee in 2011 and 2013
Councilor Lewis earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and his Master’s Degree from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He is certified as a high school teacher and athletic coach in New Mexico. He is also a member of the National Kidney Foundation, and is a living kidney donor.
In addition to proudly representing West Siders on City Council, Councilor Lewis’ full-time job is Executive Vice-President of Desert Fuels Inc., a wholesale petroleum company with headquarters on the West Side of Albuquerque.
Councilor Lewis has owned and operated two small businesses in Albuquerque: Rio Grande Foam, an upholstery supply company, and Rio Grande Rustics, a wholesale furniture company. He and his wife, Tracy, also founded the West Side’s Soul Rio Church in 1998, and have spent years counseling troubled marriages, encouraging and supporting parents, and promoting strong families.
Councilor Lewis’ wife, Tracy, is a third-grade teacher at Seven Bar Elementary School. Their daughter, Madison, 19, is a sophomore at the University of New Mexico, and their son, Jensen, 17, is a senior at Cibola High School.
Councilor Lewis has an open door, “I work for you” policy. He enjoys speaking with each of his constituents, listening to their ideas, and ensuring Albuquerque’s West Side’s concerns are prioritized and addressed.