Lewis A. Massey

Lewis A. Massey (born July 20, 1962) is a Georgia politician, a member of the Democratic Party, a former Secretary of State of Georgia,[1] and a candidate for governor of Georgia in 1998.

Lewis A. Massey
Lewis Massey speaking at Gainesville High School, April 2012.jpg
Massey speaking at Gainesville High School, April 2012.
24th Secretary of State of Georgia
In office
January 1996 – January 1999
GovernorZell Miller
Preceded byMax Cleland
Succeeded byCathy Cox
Personal details
Born (1962-07-20) July 20, 1962 (age 58)
Gainesville, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Amy Reichard Massey
ChildrenChandler Massey
Cameryn Massey
Christian Massey
Alma materUniversity of Georgia

Early lifeEdit

Lewis Massey is the son of Abit Massey, was a lobbyist who became director of the Georgia Poultry Federation. He served as director of the state Commerce Department during the late 1950s.[2] His mother, Kayanne Schoffner Massey, was chosen as Miss Georgia in 1959. [3]

Political careerEdit

Lewis A. Massey served as Secretary of State of Georgia, from January 1996 to January 1999. He was appointed to the position in January 1996 by then governor Zell Miller. Massey then was elected to the remainder of the unexpired term in November 1996.

Massey would later run for governor in 1998, losing to eventual winner Roy Barnes.

Other venturesEdit

Massey later served as president and CEO of SciTrek, and currently is a partner at Massey, Watson & Hembree LLC, a government relations firm in Atlanta, Georgia.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Massey is married to Amy Reichard Massey, and they have three children. Their eldest son, Chandler Massey, is a Daytime Emmy Award winning actor, their daughter, Mary Cameryn, is a graduate of the University of Georgia, was employed at the Carter Center in Atlanta and is now a law student at CUNY, and their youngest son, Christian, is a Sophomore at the University of Georgia. Massey is a graduate of the University of Georgia and obtained an MBA in E-Commerce from Georgia State University. He is a member of the Gridiron Secret Society.


In 2018 Massey became a Visiting Practitioner with the University of Georgia's School of Public and International Affairs and the Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communications' Public Affairs Professional Certificate Program, volunteering his time to work with students interested in a career in politics. In addition, he and his family have supported the School of Public and International Affairs significantly and most recently had the Massey Family Reading Room, a place for students to read and reflect on politics and public policy, dedicated in Baldwin Hall, in gratitude for their support over the years.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Max Cleland
Secretary of State of Georgia
Succeeded by
Cathy Cox