Congress to Campus, a program from the Stennis Center for Public Service, has brought two former congressmen to Abilene. The program aims to educate young people on the legislative process, giving them a bit of a behind the scenes look at Congress. Former Congressmen Jason Lewis and Nick Lampson talked yesterday with students at Abilene Christian University, and the pair will meet today with Abilene High School students.
Congressman Jason Lewis, a Republican from Minnesota, won one of 2016’s most competitive congressional races, defeating his Democratic opponent Angie Craig, who came back last November, and won the second contest.
Congressman Nick Lampson is a Democrat who began serving Texas’s 9th Congressional District in 1997. After redistricting, he became the state’s 22nd District Representative. He served that district until 2008.