Councilwoman Amy Lewis was sworn into office on January 1, 2016 to represent the First Ward. She was re-elected at the November 5, 2019 General Election. Councilwoman Lewis is a Teamster Union Representative, who represents over 2,000 plus Health Care Workers within Teamsters Local 97 Union. She is the Medical Health Director for Teamsters Local 97 and is responsible for overseeing the Teamsters Business Agents and staff who represent University Hospital employees, Rutgers University and Rowan University employees as well as Correctional Facilities in the State of New Jersey medical health care employees.
In 2013, Councilwoman Amy Lewis was appointed to the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus, “Labor Round Table” Committee by Senator Ronald Rice. Councilwoman Lewis is a First Ward, District Leader with the East Orange Democratic Municipal County Committee. She sits on the Executive Board of the Teamsters National Black Caucus and is the President of the Teamsters Black Caucus-Northern New Jersey.
Councilwoman Amy Lewis has served as the Chair of the Public Safety Committee and the Arts, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Committees. She has also served as a Member of the Finance, Health & Education and Housing and Licensing Committees and as a member of the Personnel and Labor Negotiation Committees.