Lewis, the daughter of an Air Force veteran, was born in England, raised in Germany and grew up working on her family farm in Texas.
She is a small-business owner and retired educator, living in Saugatuck, where she serves as Chair of the City of Saugatuck Planning Commission and on its Board of Review. At Northern Michigan University she served an eight-year term on the Board of Trustees (2009-2016), chair from 2013 to 2014.
Lewis studied Animal Science/Animal Husbandry at Truman State University, Education at Northern Michigan University and the University of North Texas, where she received a Ph.D. in 1992.
Her education and small-business experience, community service, and tireless work ethic qualify her to drive meaningful legislation in the Michigan State Senate.
Follow her campaign online at www.garnetlewisforstatesenate.com and on Facebook @garnetlewisforstatesenate and on Twitter and Instagram @garnetlewis2018
Senate District 26 includes Allegan County, Van Buren County, Gaines Township (Kent Co) and Kentwood (Kent Co.)