Virginia Sheriff’s Association Names Senator Lewis Legislator of the Year
At the 2022 Spring Conference of the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute in Norfolk, the Virginia Sheriff’s Association presented Senator Lynwood Lewis with the 2021 Legislator of the Year Award. According to the VSI, this award is presented annually to a legislator for their services outstanding legislative achievements in improving law enforcement and criminal justice within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The award was presented to him by John Jones, the executive director of the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute, and three of the Sixth District Sheriffs: Accomack County Sheriff Todd Wessells, Northampton County Sheriff David Doughty, Jr. and Sheriff Joe from the city of Norfolk. Baron.
“I have worked with my colleagues and for my constituents for many years to allocate funds, develop laws and support programs that will make our communities safer and our justice system fairer,” said Senator Lynwood Lewis. “The Sixth District Sheriff’s Offices do a lot more than many realize, especially in rural areas like ours on the East Coast. From reintegration programs to school supply drives for neighborhood children, maintaining essential resources for our seniors, to organizing events and fundraisers for non-profit organizations in all our communities, our sheriffs and their deputies go above and beyond every day. I am grateful for their commitment to keeping us safe and, in the Sixth District, for their integral involvement in providing essential daily services and programs. It is such an honor to be recognized for my legislative work by the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute.