Long-time Rockwall resident, construction company VP Dennis Lewis running for Council

ROCKWALL – Long-time Rockwall resident and construction company vice president Dennis Lewis is running for Rockwall City Council Place 5 in the local May 14 city and school board elections.

His opponents are Rockwall Planning & Zoning Commission member and interior designer Connie Jackson and Christian women’s organization area director Michelle Smith.

The seat has been held since 2005 by Council Member Matt Scott, who has reached his limit of three two-year terms.

Lewis is the Vice President of Potter Concrete, Ltd., a large turn-key concrete contractor where he has worked for the past 18 years.  He said he has been in the contruction business for over thirty years, after earning a degree in Building Construction from Texas A&M University in 1979.

He and his family have lived in Rockwall for 17 years and each of his three children graduated from Rockwall High School. They currently live in Chandler’s Landing.

His wife of 32 years, Clarissa, was the school nurse at at Reinhardt Elementary School for 12 years. She is now a Registered Nurse at Presbyterian Hospital in Rockwall.

Lewis explained he is running for the Council seat because the time has come for him to “give back” to the community which he and his family love.

“At Potter Concrete, we perform work in communities all across the Metroplex,” he said.  “We have also performed work in nine other states, and I can tell you that, in Rockwall, we enjoy something special. We have a high quality of life that just does not exist in other communities.”

“Clarissa and I have benefited from this high quality of life and feel very blessed to live here and to have raised our children here. That is why I am running for City Council – to give back to the community that has been so good to Clarissa and me and our family. We have put three children through college and have paid for two weddings, so now it is time for us to give back.”

“I want to take the successes of our current leadership and our past leadership and build upon those successes to make Rockwall an even better place to live, work, raise a family and retire in. “

He said because Rockwall offers such a high quality of life it will to continue to grow. As a Council member he wants to ensure proper planning for infrastructure improvements, plus more roads.

“Rockwall is going to continue to grow because of our high quality of life and our great school district,” he said.  “Where homes are being constructed the retail will follow.  This growth has to be properly managed.  In addressing the rapid growth of our city and county, we have had to press for infrastructure improvements with an emergency mindset.  We now need to know where our next residential developments and retail developments are going to be and start planning now for the roads, water and sewer lines that will be necessary to serve these new developments.”

“Even before our state’s budget challenges, the Texas Department of Transportation was out of money.  This will not always be the case, however, and we need to start talking to the State of Texas about our road challenges now so we can at least be on their list.”

He also wants to expand Rockwall’s Technology Park and attract the best medical personnel to the City.

“To maintain our quality of life, we need to be bringing jobs to Rockwall.  As a councilman, I want to work with the Rockwall Economic Development Corporation to expand and grow our great Technology Park.”

“The City of Rockwall has an important role to play in helping our hospital to grow and ensure that our health care matches the standards we expect. We need to be attracting the best doctors, nurses and specialists. I am 53 years old, and health care is important to me.  The young couples with young children that are spurring our growth must have access to good quality health care as well.”

Lewis said he is a member of the following organizations:

  • Rockwall County Republican Party
  • Rockwall County Republican Men’s Club
  • Past President and current Board Member of the American Subcontractors Association – North Texas Chapter
  • Past Board Member of American Subcontractor Association of Texas
  • Past Board Member and actively involved with The Texas Construction Association
  • Century Club Member of the Association of Former Students – Texas A&M University
  • Rockwall County A&M Club
  • Coach, Rockwall Baseball Association
  • Coach, Rockwall-based team in Select Baseball league

He said he and his wife are also active members of Lake Pointe Church, where he is a Life Group Co-Teacher, involved in the Lake Rockwall Estates ministry
and has served international missions to  Jerusalem and Kurdistan, Iraq.

“I do not want to serve on the City Council to help jump start a public career - I want to serve on the City Council to give back to the community I love,” he said.

“The City Council is not a place for unrealistic agendas. It requires practical knowledge, it requires business sense, it requires honesty, integrity and transparency.  But most of all, it requires a listening ear.  The City Council is government at is most personal level.  I cannot give back if I do not hear from you. I would be honored to be your City Councilman and I would appreciate your vote.”

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