In Tim’s own words…
Being the oldest of four boys, I had a lot of responsibility growing up, but I enjoyed every minute with my brothers and my parents, Paul and Ann Lewis. I was born in California, and because my father was a pastor, he served in several different states all over the west. We eventually planted roots in Phoenix, Arizona where I met my future wife Jenn and earned my Masters in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University.
I started my teaching career, at the middle school level, teaching Language Arts, U.S. History, and Civics for five years. In 2003, I needed a kidney transplant, and my youngest brother Dan didn’t even hesitate to donate one of his. Since then my health and my family’s well-being is a top priority for me.
When we moved to Rio Rancho, I started teaching a course called Investigating Multiple Pathways and Careers at Cibola High School. I enjoyed that responsibility immensely. Currently I am teaching New Mexico History and look forward to using my ongoing experiences in Santa Fe as a resource for my classes.
Raising four young boys instilled in me an even greater need to serve. Nathanael, Ryan, Jacob, and Matthew are the reasons I decided to run for State Representative. I want to make sure they have a safe and prosperous community and state in which to grow, and eventually raise families of their own.
With this motivation to serve my community, combined with my experience as a public school teacher, I feel ready to help take on New Mexico’s out of touch education system, not only for my family, but for all families and students throughout New Mexico. Over the years I have seen firsthand what works and doesn’t work in our education system, experience I feel is vitally important in the legislature to improving education for all of New Mexico’s children.
I have enjoyed living in New Mexico and engaging in a wide range of activities like playing tennis, golfing, hiking, biking, camping, hunting, fishing, and coaching baseball. In the summer of 2010, I participated in the US Transplant Olympics in Madison, Wisconsin – taking part in the tennis, swimming, and volleyball events.
I will continue to serve my community honorably, as long as you, the voter, decides to keep me there. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or need for assistance.