Jason T. Lewis, candidate for ICCSD Board Directors, has received the endorsement of the Iowa City Federation of Labor for the 2015 election cycle. Jesse Case, president of the Iowa City Federation of Labor, said Wednesday, “Jason will be a great addition to the school board. He brings a voice for working families to the board table and will be a champion for accountability and transparency in the district.”
Lewis had this to say about the news of his endorsement: “I’m honored to have the endorsement of the ICFL. Working families deserve representation at all levels of government and I look forward to being an advocate for labor on the school board. Every worker in our schools—teachers, custodial staff, secretaries and everyone in between—cares for our children and their education. Those workers deserve our thanks and our support.”
Lewis is a parent of a 6th grader at Mark Twain Elementary and a 8th grader at Southeast Jr. High. He has served as the PTO president of Mark Twain Elementary, and has served on several ICCSD committees, including a recent task force that explored the best practices for launching magnet schools in the district. He is the Director of the Writing and Humanities Program at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. In addition, Jason and his wife, Theresa, are licensed foster parents and are advocates for youth throughout the community.