January comes full circle for Volusia Supervisor of Elections' Lisa Lewis, from swearing-in ceremony to orientation

Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis sworn in / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Above, Supervisors of Elections from left to right, take part in orientation and training at a symposium Friday in Orlando: Mark Earley of Leon County, Ken Dentzner (Secretary of State); Diane Smith of Hardee County; Kim Barton of Alachua County and Tommy Doyle of Lee County. At left, Circuit Judge Jim Clayton administers the oath of office to Lewis, surrounded by her husband, Dwight Lewis and family members.
Headline Surfer videos / Above, Lisa Lewis thanks her staff and colleagues in county government.
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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.


Headline Surfer video / Former Volusia County Councilwoman Joie Alexander offers words of praise for Lisa Lewis.
Headline Surfer video /A prayer is offered for Lisa Lewis, newly-sworn supervisor of elections.
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