Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis is President of Lewis & Company, Inc., a Southern California government relations consulting firm.

He served on Supervisor Pete Schabarum’s staff from 1973-1989 as a deputy specializing in transportation, air pollution, planning and zoning, economic development and privatization of government services.  In July 1980, he was appointed Chief Deputy responsible for all policy and organizational matters.

He served as a member of the Southern California Rapid Transit District Board of Directors, completing an eight-and-one-half year term in February 1985; served as President of the Board of Directors in 1982 and 1983; and, authored a layman’s guide to improving public transportation called MOVING PEOPLE.  Mike served as a member of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission until March of 1991. In 1983, he was selected by Urban Mass Transportation Administrator Art Teele as one of 20 individuals nationwide to receive UMTA’s outstanding Public Service Award.  Another UMTA Administrator, Ralph Stanley, named him to serve on the Advisory Board of Rice University’s Joint Center for Urban Mobility Research. Mike Lewis spearheaded Supervisor Schabarum’s efforts to “privatize” nearly 1/3 of the bus service operated by RTD in the San Gabriel Valley and served on the Executive Board of the Foothill Transit Zone for five years.

Los Angeles Magazine named Mike one of the ten transportation “power players” in Los Angeles and the most knowledgeable person in Los Angeles on the subject of transportation.  Mike served on the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board until August 1978, and served as a member of the City of San Dimas Planning Commission. He served as an Adjunct Professor teaching transportation policy and planning at California State University in Long Beach.

Mike is a past chairman of the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce Civic and Government Affairs Committee and past president of the San Gabriel Valley Eagle Scout Association.  He is currently Chairman of the Board of the Foothill AIDS Project serving the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire and serves as a member of the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV Health Services.  He is past president of the Los Angeles County East Chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California.

Mike has served as President of the Merlinda Elementary School PTA in West Covina.

Mike is a resident of Hacienda Heights.