Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, works the phones in this 2005 photo. Lewis, who has represented a Southern California district in Congress for more than 30 years, will not seek re-election in 2012, he announced Thursday./AP
BY BEN GOAD
Published: 12 January 2012 10:17 PM
U.S. Rep. Jerry Lewis, the dean of California’s House Republicans who was both celebrated and criticized for the hundreds of millions of federal dollars he sent to his Inland district, said Thursday he would retire after more than three decades in Congress.