The City of Dana Point announced on July 28 2020 that Councilmember Debra Lewis announced her resignation effective immediately.
She and her husband will be leaving Dana Point for the City of Palos Verdes to be near their daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren.
Lewis served as Dana Point Mayor in 2017 and would have completed her first term in November.
“The City thanks Debra for her service to Dana Point and we wish her well in all her future endeavors.” said Mike Killebrew, City Manager.
Dana Point Community members expressed their appreciation for CouncilMember Debra Lewis on Social Media.
One Community Member on The City of Dana Point’s Facebook Page stated, ” You gave us your heart and soul Debra. You are never afraid to stand up for what’s right – you’ve done everything you could to stand up for residents rights in DP. I wish you every happiness with your family”.
Capo Cares posted on The City of Dana Point’s Facebook Page, “Debra was consistently pro resident in everything she did on Council. A huge loss to our city but we understand the enormous pressure she was under being one of only two minority voices. You will be so missed. Wishing you a wonderful life in PV!”
Debra Lewis Professional and Political Background
Debra served as the Mayor of Dana Point in 2017 and as the Mayor for the City of Rancho Santa Margarita in 2000.
Debra is a retired attorney. During her 35 year legal career, Debra represented businesses from start up through dissolution.
She earned her B.A. degree at the University of Illinois.
She holds a J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown Law Center.
She belonged to the D.C. bar and then the California bar.
Debra met and married her husband Steve while they were attending the University of Illinois.
They have been married for over 46 years, with two grown professional daughters and 4 grandchildren.
Besides playing with her grandchildren, Debra loves practicing yoga, cooking, traveling and playing the piano.
Debra Lewis Appointments Include
Representative, Capistrano Unified School District
Representative, Association of California Cities – Orange County (ACC-OC) Residential Recovery Facilities Task Force, Pension Task Force and Homeless Task Force
Member, Congressman Levin’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Task Force
Alternate Representative, Orange County Library Advisory Board