Lewis Announces Jewel L. McGowen as Treasurer

Lewis Announces Jewel L. McGowen as Treasurer


20 January 2015

Lewis Announces Jewel L. McGowen as Treasurer

Houston, Texas – Lane Lewis, Harris County Democratic Party Chair, today announced Jewel L. McGowen is the Treasurer for his City Council Position 1 campaign.

"I'm privileged and honored to have a city hall treasure such as Jewel L. McGowen to serve as my Treasurer," said Lewis. “Like me, she is passionate about public service, education, and the arts.” 

Jewel married late Councilman Ernest McGowen, Sr. who, after completing a 4-year term as trustee of HISD and HCC, was elected to the Houston City Council where he served 14 years as the first council representative for District B. Jewell served as Campaign Manager and was the architect of his successful “paper-sack” campaigns for seven terms.

Jewel's teaching career began in Houston ISD and, in 1990; she retired from the High School for Health Professions as a Career and College Advisement Counselor thus ending a 35-year career in education. In 2005, she again retired from HCC-NE as an administrator in Community Outreach.

In 1984, Jewel and Ernest organized the Northeast Cultural Arts Council (NECAC), whose mission is to foster and support the growth and development of the arts and humanities in the northeast urban community. For 30 years, NECAC has sponsored an Arts Camp for talented boys & girls, ages 5-14, to study music, art, dance, creative writing and drama. Since 1985, over 1500 students have benefited from NECAC’s featured Fine Arts Enrichment Program.

Jewel was the first president of HBAD (Houston Black American Democrats); former VP of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats (TCBD); served as Treasurer of the State Democratic Party; elected Harris County Precinct Judge; and appointed by Texas Supreme Court to the Board of Law Examiners, District 4. She is currently a member of Texas Retired Teachers Association and Houston-Harris County Retired Teachers Association where she serves as First Vice President of Membership. She is a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

"Mrs. McGowen’s lifetime of experience in serving our municipality will help me be a better City Council Member and I know I can always count on her to offer counsel that builds bridges," said Lewis. "She is an asset to my campaign and an asset to the City of Houston as we dedicate ourselves to making a difference in the lives of others."


Political advertisement paid for by Lane Lewis Campaign.
Jewel L. McGowen, Treasurer