DELAND, Fla. -- Lisa Lewis ends the month of January with training as she was among a dozen new supervisors of elections statewide to take part in a symposium and orientation in Orlando.
Near the beginning of the month, Lewis was sworn in at a ceremony in the old courtroom on the second floor of the Historic Volusia County Courthouse that serves as the home of the elections office.
It was during the Jan. 4 swearing-in ceremony performed by Circuit Judge Jim Clayton that Lewis thanked her staff and her supporters for their hard work and helping her with a successful 2016 August primary and general election, both of which were monumental successes.
Lewis, who took over for the retiring Anne McFall in May through appointment of the governor, carried out the duties of the supervisor of elections while also running for the office, winning it outright in the Aug. 30 primary over three other candidates. She had the highest margin of victory of any candidate in the primary with multiple opponents winning it outright with nearly 65 percent of the votes in her race.
Lewis was named the 2016 Headline Surfer Central Florida Politician of the Year for yeoman's work, both as a candidate and as a public servant.