Introduced Version



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring David C. Lewis.

Smith V

    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


Second Regular Session of the 114th General Assembly (2006)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring David C. Lewis.

    Whereas, David C. Lewis was sworn in as the 34th Clerk of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Tax Court for the state of Indiana on November 24, 2003, making him only the second African-American man to hold this position and the fourth to be a statewide elected official;

    Whereas, As the Clerk of the Courts, David C. Lewis is responsible for issuing the orders and opinions of those courts, collecting filing fees, certifying documents, processing appeal bonds, preserving the record of the appellate courts , and maintaining the records of the roll of attorneys;

    Whereas, David C. Lewis graduated from Ball State University in 1996 with a bachelor of science degree in legal administration and received a master of public affairs degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in 2004;

    Whereas, David began his career as a Governor's Fellow for Governor Evan Bayh;

    Whereas, Upon the conclusion of his fellowships, David C. Lewis worked for the Indiana Department of Commerce, was appointed by Lieutenant Governor Joseph E. Kernan as a special assistant for legislation, and returned to the Department of Commerce to serve as the deputy director of the Community Development Division, where he and his staff

were responsible for managing the Neighborhood Assistance Program, the Community Development Action Grant Program, the Individual Development Account Program, and the Indiana Urban Enterprise Zone Program;

    Whereas, In 2002, David C. Lewis joined the staff of U.S. Senator Evan Bayh, serving as his regional director for Central Indiana and serving as liaison to 26 counties within the central part of the state;

    Whereas, David and his wife, Tralicia, are the proud parents of a daughter, Logan Elise; and

    Whereas, It is fitting, indeed, that David C. Lewis be recognized for his many contributions to the state of Indiana: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly recognizes David C. Lewis for his many accomplishments and wishes him continued success in his future endeavors.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to David C. Lewis and his family.