Moreno Valley District 1 City Council Candidate has asked the following question on a community Facebook page known as Be Informed Moreno Valley
(Here is her question)
Dolores Jempson to Tammy Green “Since you know him what has Dwayne Lewis done for our Community up to this point?”
(Here was a response)
Tammy Green to Dolores Jempson “As for Dwayne Lewis I don’t know him except from what I see from his web page and prior elections, plus news articles about his contributions to our community. I take it from your comment you’re asserting Mr. Lewis hasn’t done anything in our community, you obviously haven’t looked into your opponent and if you have you’re intentionally misrepresenting his contributions our community.”
Well from day one the Jempson campaign has been out front of all other candidates in smear tactics, false claims of criminal activity and a list of outright deceptive tactics, one would think they have become their nemesis, Iddo Benzeevi and Highland Fairview.
Before she seeks to belittle her opponent/s in this campaign, maybe she should learn a little bit about them first. It shouldn’t be hard, one of her close friends, fellow council member, fellow member of the Moreno Valley Democratic Club along side her, know Dwayne Lewis quite well, as well as other past city council members, all of which have met him through his community work. The difference is that some people give from their heart and don’t seek acknowledgement or praise for their volunteer work, nor do they boast and brag about it to gain some fake points towards a who is better than who competition score, as doing so cheapens the value of your deeds.
So to answer Candidate Jempson’s narcissistic based comment/question, let me take the “liberty” (my own free will) to point out a few of his sacrifices, services and community evolvement for our nation, city and community.
Dwayne Lewis has served our nation well, as a member of the United States Marine Corps for over 30 years (April 17, 1971 – February 28, 2002).
“As a senior in high school I made the decision to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. I enlisted in April 1971 under the Delayed Entry Program in order to graduate from high school. I left For MCRD San Diego on August 1, 1971.”
“After boot camp and infantry training I was assigned to NAS Memphis for aviation training. My primary Military Occupational Specialty was 6123, jet engine mechanic. After completing training I was assigned to MCAS New River NC. I worked in a jet engine shop tearing down and building up jet engines used on helicopters. It was an indoor job confined by walls without any windows. I was not happy and wanted a change. I got the chance to transfer to an operating squadron that had actual helicopters. I was assigned to the flight line and able to work outdoors. Within a short period of time I qualified as a crew chief on the CH 53A/D helicopter. I was assigned a secondary MOS of 6113, helicopter mechanic. Now I was able to work as part of a flight crew and was assigned my own helicopter to maintain. Whenever it flew I was flying too. It was the best of life.”
“I remained in this job until I attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. During this time I had submitted for selection to Warrant Officer on four occasions. I submitted my package for Warrant Officer and was selected in 1982. My MOS was changed to 6002 Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Later I was designated as a 6004 Maintenance Engineer Officer. I performed those duties until I retired in February 2002. Retiring at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5, the highest rank as a Warrant Officer.”
Dwayne Lewis has yet to stop serving our community, through his volunteer work throughout the City of Moreno Valley with our youth in many youth sports programs such as our local boy’s and girl/s baseball and softball leagues.
Links to articles regarding Dwayne Lewis and his work with our children:
Press Enterprise, June 6, 2019: Moreno Valley Kids Compete in Major League-Baseball Pitch Hit and Run-Contest
Press Enterprise, May 26, 2017: Moreno Valley Baseball Players Hit It-Out-Of The Park
Dwayne Lewis has also been involved in keeping our city clean and maintaining its overall appearance, through such things as The “M” Landmark Improvement Project (M-LIP), a team, led by James Baker, that on Saturday, June 20, 2015 that Community Project was done completed by supported and worked on by Volunteers such as then Moreno Valley Mayor, .Jesse Molina, Moreno Valley Parks & Recreation Commissioner James C. Baker II, Vice-Chair Bill Alvarez, residents Chris Baca, Dwayne Lewis, Paul Zubuewich, Santiago, and Marco Rosales. No City Funds were used to get this done, it was done through their love City and showed in their actions.
See an Article here by Moreno Valley City News:
There is much more which could be said about or by Dwayne Lewis, and his involvement within our city and community, but Mr. Lewis is a humble caring person and doesn’t give from his heart or wallet for public recognition, he does it because he cares, it’s not about padding a resume.
There has been even been false claims by Be Informed Moreno Valley Facebook page that Dwayne Lewis has no plat form, however all anyone needs to do is look at his Campaign Page: Dwayne Lewis City Council District 1
The website is fully interactive and informative, and covers all topics one would want to hear about from a candidate, unlike the claims made by District 1 Council Candidate Dolores Jempson which reports otherwise as well.
How to Contact D1 Candidate Dwayne Lewis: Contact Dwayne Lewis
NOTE: This post is not endorsed or supported by Dwayne Lewis for Moreno Valley City Council 2020, and is of the views of the poster.