TORRANCE, Calif. – The Torrance City Council has voted to have Bridgett Lewis fill the vacant District 2 council seat left open when George Chen was elected mayor.
The vote to appoint Lewis came Thursday, city spokesperson Jim Chun said.
Lewis currently works as manager of homeland security at the Port of Long Beach. Officials said she has extensive experience in operations, crisis management, emergency planning and human resources management.
Lewis is serving her second term on the Torrance Civil Services Commission. She also serves on the Commission’s Employee Relations Committee, Chun said.
“I am looking forward to working together to find innovative, yet balanced solutions to the issues most critical to our city” she said. “I plan to use best practices in economic, environmental, and technological areas while maintaining the hometown feel that Torrance is renowned for generations to come.”