Chris Lewis has been elected to the riding of Essex, marking the riding’s return to the Tories following one term with the NDP.
He takes over from New Democrat Tracey Ramsey who was elected in 2015. Before that, the riding was represented by Jeff Watson of the Conservatives between 2004 and 2015.
Lewis was a former Kingsville councillor.
As the name suggests, the riding consists of a large portion of Essex County. Amherstburg, Essex, Kingsville and LaSalle all lie within the district, along with the portion of Lakeshore that sits west of Rochester Townline Road. Lake Erie borders the south with Lake St. Clair sitting on Essex riding’s north side.