Yvette Lewis (politician)

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Yvette Lewis
Lewis in 2023
Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party
In office
December 7, 2019 – October 6, 2023
Preceded byCory V. McCray (acting)
Succeeded byEverett Browning (acting)
In office
May 13, 2011 – April 3, 2015
Preceded byPeter O'Malley
Succeeded byBruce Poole
Personal details
Born1952 or 1953 (age 70–71)
Political partyDemocratic
EducationHoward University (BM)

Yvette Lewis (born 1952/1953)[1] is an American political executive and activist who served as the chair of the Maryland Democratic Party from 2011 to 2015 and 2019 to 2023.


Lewis is a professional opera singer and lives in Bowie, Maryland.[2][1] She served as chair of the Maryland Democratic Party party from 2011 to 2015.[3][4][5] She was a superdelegate at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.[6] She reassumed her role as party chair in December 2019, succeeding acting chair Cory V. McCray, and served until October 6, 2023.[7] Lewis was succeeded by acting chair Everett Browning.[8]


  1. ^ a b "From Opera Singer To Md. Democratic Party Chair". WJZ-TV. Associated Press. May 29, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  2. ^ Nitkin, Karen (January 16, 2002). "Fostering a young opera audience". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  3. ^ Wood, Pamela (December 7, 2019). "Maryland Democrats turn to prior leader, Yvette Lewis, to guide party through to 2022 elections". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "Officers / DNC members". The Maryland Democratic Party. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  5. ^ Amenabar, Teddy (December 7, 2019). "Md. Democrats elect former chairwoman Yvette Lewis to lead party through 2022 elections". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  6. ^ "Yvette Lewis". Ballotpedia. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  7. ^ Kurtz, Josh; Sears, Bryan P. (September 27, 2023). "Personnel news: State Dem chair stepping down, Patrick Hogan leaving state service to join Patrick Hogan at lobbying firm". Maryland Matters. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  8. ^ Gaskill, Hannah (October 20, 2023). "Everett Browning to step in as acting chair of Maryland Democratic Party". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved November 15, 2023.

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Party political offices
Preceded by Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party
Succeeded by
Everett Browning