Jazz Michael Lewis
Delegate Jazz Lewis is a lifelong Prince Georgian and lives in Springdale with his wife, Aurin. Jazz was appointed to represent the 24th Legislative District as a State Delegate in the Maryland General Assembly in January 2017 and serves on the Judiciary Committee. Jazz graduated from the Prince George’s County public school system and received a Bachelor in Government & Politics and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland.
While at the University of Maryland, Jazz served as the President of a multicultural and social justice advocacy group called Community Roots. After attaining his bachelor’s degree, Jazz joined the Service Employee International Union’s “Good Jobs, Better Baltimore” campaign as a Community Organizer.
While working at University of Maryland’s Office of Procurement and Supply, Jazz assisted the business diversity team in ensuring the University purchased goods and services equitably, via the use of small, women-owned, and minority businesses.
Jazz currently works as Executive Director of Hoyer for Congress, the Maryland political organization representing Democratic Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer. During this past Presidential cycle, Jazz also served as the Maryland Political Director for Secretary Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Jazz’s core philosophy is that organized and active communities produce better outcomes for their children’s education, local economies, and public safety. As a member of the Prince George’s County’s Democratic Central Committee and as a founding member of the advocacy group Progressive Prince George’s, Jazz continues to be an activist focused on community engagement and building a more sustainable and fair economy.