68th District House of
Chris Lewless lives in the Genesee Neighborhood in Lansing with his wife Kathy and son Charles. He currently works as a Human Resources Manager for global manufacturer Eaton Corporation where he directs all matters concerning collective bargaining, labor & employment law, recruiting, and other Human Resource issues for an Aerospace manufacturing operation in Jackson.
Chris and Kathy are both active in the Lansing community. Both have volunteered and sponsored events at the Black Child & Family Institute in Lansing. In addition, Chris is a member of the Michigan Bar Association and is currently involved with a project chartered by the School of Labor & Industrial Relations at Michigan State University which is studying successful unionized manufacturing firms in Michigan. Kathy works in Human Resources at Michigan State University. She serves as a Big Sister with Lansing Big Brothers/Big Sisters and is a member of the Michigan State University’s School of Labor & Industrial Relations Alumni Board.
As a student at Saginaw Valley State, Chris worked as a community outreach worker for the Saginaw Public School District, running a program called R.E.A.P. (recreational, enrichment, academic programs) for middle school students. In addition to R.E.A.P., Chris served as a H.O.S.T.S. (Helping One Student to Succeed) mentor, a volunteer AAU Basketball coach, and also coached boy’s and girl’s basketball at Saginaw Arthur Hill.
In 1992, Chris served as a student campaign volunteer for Senator Tom Harkin’s Presidential primary campaign and later volunteered for then Governor Bill Clinton’s Presidential campaign. He has worked with numerous local campaigns, and most recently served the Michigan Democratic Party as a Voter Protection Attorney for the 2004 General Election.
Chris graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science 1998. In 2000, Chris graduated from Michigan State University’s School of Labor & Industrial Relations with a Master’s of Labor Relations/Human Resources. Chris then went on to earn a Juris Doctor and graduate Magna Cum Laude from Michigan State University College of Law in 2004.