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Valley Air Control District names new board member

Deborah Lewis
Deborah Lewis

The San Joaquin Valley Air Control District is welcoming new Governing Board member Deborah Lewis.

Lewis is the mayor pro tem for the City of Los Banos.

A native of New Orleans, Lewis was raised in San Diego and graduated from San Jose State University with a BA in Vocal Music. She worked for Santa Clara County for 30 years in criminal investigation, social services and mental health conservatorship.

She was appointed by Gov. Schwarzenegger to serve on the Merced County Fair Board in 2007 and served as a planning commissioner in Los Banos for 10 years.

She was the first black female elected to public office in Merced County, and says her only child, Charles, is her greatest accomplishment.

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