PHOTOS: Rich Roberts held a private dinner at his home last night for Florida’s 22nd District Republican Congressman Allen West. The dinner was attended by several local officials, including R’ Yisroel Schenkolevski, Committeeman Meir Lichtenstien, Committeeman Albert Akerman, Police Chief Rob Lawson and others.
Serving since January 2011, West is the first African-American Republican Congressman from Florida since Josiah T. Walls left office in 1876.
West served in the United States Army in Iraq and was a civilian adviser in Afghanistan. With 20 plus years of active duty service in the United States Army, he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, before retiring.
Photos by the Lakewood Shopper.