About the Councilor

About District 5 Councilor Dan Lewis.

District 1 City Councilor Lan Sena

Email Councilor Dan Lewis: [email protected]

Committee Appointments for 2022

  • Finance & Government Operations Committee
  • Mid Region Council of Governments / Metropolitan Transportation Board

Biography

City Councilor Dan Lewis has led the kind of businesses in Albuquerque that demonstrate what innovative job-creating companies look like.  When Dan led Desert Fuels, Inc.,the company was among Albuquerque’s Fastest Growing companies and one of New Mexico’s top private companies. Dan served as Desert Fuels’ President in 2015 when he was named one of Albuquerque Business Firsts’ Top CEOs. With corporate headquarters and staff located in Albuquerque, Desert Fuels did extensive business throughout the Southwestern U.S.  Since then Dan started his own fast-growing transportation company called “Refined Fuels Transport” that employed over 20 people in New Mexico.  After selling the transportation company, Dan became the Director of Operations for Davidson Energy in November of 2019.

Councilor Lewis' executive experience and economic know-how has created good-paying jobs for Albuquerque residents. He knows firsthand the reams of red tape that stall businesses and discourage job growth; and he knows how it must be changed to help, not hinder, our city’s economy.

Councilor Lewis 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 our people’s tax dollars.

Councilor Lewis is a strong champion of first-responders. He has consistently sponsored funding bills and advocates policies that ensure police officers and firefighters are better-paid, better-trained, and well-resourced.  Dan has always fought for the sworn police officers and firefighters who put our lives before their own every day.

Councilor Lewis and his wife Tracy just celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary. Tracy is a third-grade public school teacher at Seven Bar Elementary school. Their children, Madison and Jensen both attended West-side public schools and the University of New Mexico.

Councilor Lewis was also the Founding Pastor of the West side’s 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 served on the Board of Directors for Paradise Hills Little League and coached teams in the league for many years.  Dan is also a member of the National Kidney Foundation, and is a living kidney donor.

Please Contact Us:

Councilor Dan Lewis: [email protected]

Policy Analyst Giselle Alvarez: [email protected] 505-768-3118