Representative Ed Lewis facilitated recent honors for Randolph County Sheriff Aaron Wilson and Moberly’s J.W. Ballinger, who received the Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award Wednesday. Lewis explains his approach to the job since the 2020 election.

Lewis represents Randolph, Macon, and Linn Counties.

Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe announced Ballinger’s award during a speech at Central Christian College of the Bible. Representative Lewis also organized a ceremony for Sheriff Wilson at the Capitol in September. Wilson resuscitated former Missouri Senator Ed Emery at a Randolph County campaign event in August before Emery later died.