Lewis running for commission

Published 1:04 am Saturday, September 5, 2015

Kylan Lewis has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for Covington County Commission, District 4.

Lewis is a Covington County native who retired here after a career in aerospace engineering and industrial project management. He spent his career in Houston, where he helped put 12 astronauts on the moon, and managed projects to build refineries, chemical and power plants.


He said his top goal is unity for the commission.

“I want to use my management skills to bring unity and harmony to the commission,” he said. “It is a given that a commission of five people working together, pulling in the same direction, can accomplish more than a dictatorial chairman, determined to go his own way.”

He said he wants to bring new ideas, and to use his life and career experience to pursue new and expanded industries for Covington County.

“We can become a hub for aerospace work,” he said. “I speak the language.”

He said he will make no promise, other than to devote himself to making the county the best it can be.

Lewis said his family has been in Covington County since the early 1800s. He and his wife, Ann, retired here in 2004.

“I love Covington County,” he said. “I believe it deserves good government. When I ran for county commission chairman (four years ago), it was because I thought we weren’t getting that. We need good government at the top, an as a commission. I think I can affect that as a commissioner.”

Since returning to Covington County, the pleasant Home graduate has been active in Andalusia First United Methodist Church, where he is a Sunday School teacher; is a member and past president of the Andalusia Lions Club; and worked with Habitat for Humanity, where he chairs the church relations committee.

Alabama’s party primaries are set for Tues., March 1, 2016.