John Lewis to Run Again in 2012

April 27, 2011  |  

(AJC) — John Lewis probably dashed a few political hopes Tuesday, saying that he intends to run for Congress again next year.  “I plan to continue to serve,” Lewis told a luncheon audience at the Atlanta Press Club. “I’m not in any ways tired.”  The 71-year-old lawmaker, who has served the Georgia’s 5th District since 1987, will see the district redrawn this summer. Over the past decade, the 2010 census found, it has has experienced a significant out-migration of  Lewis’ predominantly African American base.

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