About Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis

Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis

Council district: 7
In office since: 2020 
Current term: January 2020 - December 2024

Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis is a fifth generation Washingtonian and was born and raised in Seattle. The son of a heavy equipment operator for Seattle City Light and a nurse at Harborview, Lewis believes that Seattle needs to protect, serve, and advocate for all of its citizens.

Councilmember Lewis most recently worked as an assistant city attorney in the Seattle City Attorney’s Office. His practice focused on trial litigation, making charging decisions on criminal cases, and diverting low-level offenders to participate in community-based diversions like the Choose 180 Program.

Before practicing law, Councilmember Lewis served on the Seattle Human Rights Commission, the Rental Housing Inspection Stakeholder Committee, the executive board of the 36th District Democrats, as a delegate to the MLK County Labor Council, and as a campaign Manager for Councilmember Nick Licata’s successful 2009 re-election campaign.

Councilmember Lewis graduated with a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Washington, and holds a masters degree from the London School of Economics and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley.