Waites said Lewis was consistent and gracious. She said she takes huge pride in being a member of the 5th congressional district. Waites added, “This is the time to continue to talk about the things most important to him. This is an opportunity to advocate for affordable housing, service and health care reform.”
Waites said she realized when she read the letter Lewis provided after his death that, “This is a calling,” and she feels she is qualified to lead.