Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Ruston alderman Jedd Lewis resigns

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Article Image Alt Text

Long-time District 3 Ruston Alderman Jedd Lewis has resigned his office effective immediately.

Lewis submitted his letter of resignation Tuesday to Mayor Ronny Walker.

“I am grateful for my time on the council and have always considered it a privilege to serve. Just know that it is with a heavy heart that I am resigning,” Lewis wrote.

He gave no specific reason for his resignation other than it was time for him to step down.

Lewis has been on the board since 2003. His current term expires Dec. 31, 2022.

Walker said he plans to recommend Lewis’ wife, Melanie, to fill the remaining 17 months of her husband’s term.

The Board of Aldermen is expected to meet in special session early next week to act on Walker’s recommendation.

In his resignation letter, Jedd Lewis praised his fellow aldermen, saying it had been a privilege to work alongside them and under what he called Walker’s “tireless leadership.”

“I have such admiration for all of you, and I am proud of what we have accomplished together for this great city that I have called home for more than 55 years,” Lewis wrote.

Lewis served one term as Ruston’s mayor pro tem.