In regard to his political future, Hewes also shared some of the details of his plan to run for lieutenant governor in the 2011 state elections. He said he is prepared for the job of presiding over the Senate because of his experience in that body since 1992.
“Part of it is having been a member of the leadership in the Senate,” he said. “I understand the body and I have a good relationship with the members. People have to have a leader they can depend on, but a leader has to have a team he can count on as well.”
If elected to the post of lieutenant governor, Hewes said he would pursue faith-based initiatives and consult with churches in the community when considering social programs and disaster responses. He professed his believe in a limited role for government, saying that government is not designed to provide for all needs.
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