State Senator Dave Lewis looks back

Dave-Lewis-1024x734Republican State Senator Dave Lewis – a 40-year veteran of state government – recently wrapped up his final legislative session.
Lewis worked in the mining and smelting industries as a young man in North Idaho. He then found work on Forest Service fire crews for a few years. Lewis says he had a young family at that time and needed a little stability.
That’s why he responded to an ad in the paper in 1973 and became a budget analyst for the state of Montana. That move started a long career that sometimes placed him squarely in the center of contentious debates and difficult problems.
In this evening’s feature interview with Edward O’Brien, Lewis looks back at his past 40 years in state government:


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