Rep. Jerry Lewis Retiring from Office

Jaffa King

Rep. Jerry Lewis Retiring from Office

CREATED Jan. 12, 2012

RIVERSIDE - Longtime Southern California Republican Congressman Jerry Lewis is retiring.

Lewis is serving his 17th term of representing California in the 41st Disrtict that covers San Bernardino County - and parts of Desert Hot Springs.

He's a member of the powerful house appropriations committee.

Lewis' district was recently split, when the state redrew its district maps.

He is the third Republican House Member from California within a week to announce retirement.

Lewis was first elected to office back in 1978.