Speaker profile: The Honorable Jason Lewis

Congressman, 2nd District, MN

Representative Jason Lewis is serving his first term in Congress, representing Minnesota’s Second District.

Prior to serving in Congress, Lewis was a nationally syndicated radio host, broadcasting for over 20 years on The Jason Lewis Show. Before going into radio, he ran his family's automotive aftermarket business, Lewis Motor Supply, until the government put an eminent domain project through the warehouse.

Moving on from the family business, Lewis obtained a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado and decided to move into his now over 20-year career in broadcasting.

Starting his broadcast career in Denver and Charlotte, Lewis soon took his show to his mother's home of Minnesota, where he became nationally syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks and Genesis Communications.

A strong believer in lowering taxes, tackling the national debt, and protecting American freedoms, Lewis currently serves on the Budget, Education & Workforce, and Transportation & Infrastructure committees.

As the senior freshman member on the influential House Budget Committee, Lewis has been a vocal advocate for sweeping tax reform. For the first time in 30 years, Congress is considering major reforms to the broken tax code, and Lewis has been leading the charge for tax cuts across the board, especially for middle class families in Minnesota, and for relief for businesses currently facing some of the highest rates in the developed world.

Lewis knows that businesses create jobs, and that more competitive corporate rates will spur investment and innovation right here at home. The budget that kickstarted tax reform via the ‘reconciliation’ process moved through the Budget Committee with Lewis’ strong support, and any framework developed by the tax-writers in Congress will again move through the Budget Committee’s jurisdiction.

On the Transportation & Infrastructure and Education & Workforce committees, Lewis has been a leader in the push for better Career & Technical Education to bridge the skills gap, with several successful amendments passing the House and committees to achieve this goal. He believes that infrastructure projects with real economic returns should be the top priority as the legislature considers an infrastructure package- and he’s committed to using his background in the automotive aftermarket business and his position in Congress to get results for his constituents in the Second District.