Torry Lewis, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, was born at Grady Memorial Hospital. Torry is fortunate that his entire family lives in close proximity
As a student, he first attended The Answer Center Christian Academy and then was transferred to Beaver Ridge Elementary. “This is where my political nature was installed,” says Torry. As an elementary student, he was elected Alternate Class President by his young peers. He finished his education with the Gwinnett County Public School System at Norcross High School.
With the support of his family, as both his mother and father attended college with degrees in accounting and electronics engineering respectively, Torry was ready for college. Though he did not fully understand the impact of the community and school system at the time, he now understands that the fact that college was expected of everyone and that anything else was not acceptable. That type of environment propelled Torry to excellence as a student at Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia where he gained affiliation with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Though Lewis was pleased with his education at Savannah State University, he looked for more challenges.
After graduating from Savannah State University in 2005, Torry took his drive for change back to his community as he ran for the Georgia State House of Representatives in 2006. Lewis battled a two-term incumbent and spent only $400 as he fell short by only 95 votes. “I was outspent….that’s all”, said Torry. After the election he decided to earn his Masters of Public Administration at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. Graduating in one year as the youngest graduate from his program. Torry was then accepted at Clark Atlanta University to earn a PhD in political science. Torry is currently writing his dissertation.
Throughout his academic journey, Torry has worked as an Investigator contracted by the United States Office of Personnel Management and as a Professor of Political Science for multiple colleges around the Atlanta Area.
Torry Lewis has decided to take on his opponent to ensure that his community gets the representation needed in order to maintain their standards of living. Torry firmly believes that it is possible to make Atlanta into an even more competitive city with some of his ideas in place.
Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.
-John F. Kennedy