THIS IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF UNITED STATES SENATOR JAY ROCKEFELLER.
Washington, D.C. – Senator Jay Rockefeller today congratulated Robert D. “Bobby” Lewis for being selected as the USDA Rural Development State Director for West Virginia. In this role, which Lewis also held under the Clinton administration, he will administer programs and services provided by the USDA to West Virginia.
“Bobby is one of West Virginia’s finest native sons and a public servant in the truest sense. He has spent his entire career working to promote community and economic development across his home state,” Rockefeller said. “I have been proud to know and work closely with him for years, and I am thrilled that he’s been selected to again serve as West Virginia’s leading advocate at the USDA.”
A life-long resident of West Virginia with roots in McDowell County, Lewis began his career working in a family-owned business and served two terms of Mayor of Welch and a term as Commissioner of McDowell County. In 1993, he was appointed by the Clinton administration as the USDA State Director, and in 2001 was appointed Director of Community Development for the West Virginia Development Office.