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CAMAS, WA – Since Leslie Lewallen’s campaign kicked off at the end of September, her endorsement list has continued to grow as her campaign gains momentum from local elected officials, small business owners, and advocates in the community. This coalition is being built because of Lewallen’s interconnectedness in Southwest Washington, her tireless work for the city of Camas, and the shared belief that Washington State needs representation that reflects their beliefs: something that Marie Gluesenkamp Perez has failed to provide.

In the last year alone, MGP has:

-Voted against securing the border which directly influences the safety of Southwest Washingtonians and allows unknown amounts of illicit drugs to enter the country simultaneously.

-Voted against the Parent’s Bill of Rights which affects the education and wellness of students as the divide between school boards and families continue to grow.

-Voted against providing small business support for locally owned organizations which make up 99.5% of Washington State’s businesses.

It’s clear that Washington deserves better and unlike some opponents who insist on bending the rules to garner endorsements and have languishing grassroots support, Leslie Lewallen is backed by a diverse group of allies.

See her some of her endorsers below:

Tiffany Smiley – Chair of Endeavor PAC

Sam Reed – Former WA Secretary of State

Rob McKenna – Former WA State Attorney General

JT Wilcox – District 2 WA State Representative

Jennifer Senescu – Camas City Council Member

Liz Pike – Former WA State Representative

Larry Hoff – Former WA State Representative

Reagan Dunn – King County Council Vice-Chair

Dann Mead Smith – Conservative Advocate and Former WA Policy Center President

Kevin Wallace – Former Bellevue City Council Member

Peter Van Nortwick – Clark County Assessor

Myrna Leija – LA Center City Council Member

I am so honored to have received all of these endorsements from such influential leaders in our community. Even more exciting to me, however, is the fact that these are all real people who have experienced what life is like when Gluesenkamp Perez is our representative,” said Lewallen in reference to her growing list of endorsements. “I am proud to be a voice for our conservative values. I am a 5th generation Washingtonian; I believe in our community and I believe in our country and I will be the representative that they both deserve.”

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CAMAS, WA – Today, Myrna Leija, La Center City Council Member, endorsed Leslie Lewallen for WA-03. The announcement follows several other significant endorsements for Leslie as the Lewallen campaign continues to build a broad base of support across Washington state.

“As a longtime resident and representative of La Center, I have firsthand knowledge of the challenges facing Southwest Washington. With over 20 years spent working in the Clark County Sheriff’s office, I have seen the impact bad policies have on our law enforcement agencies and the consequences of poor governance. I am passionate about keeping our communities safe, and Leslie’s background as a King County prosecutor makes her uniquely qualified to understand and take action on the crime and safety issues our region is facing. We need leadership willing to stand against the progressive agendas taking over our cities and be a voice for all of the communities in Southwest Washington – big or small. I am confident Leslie Lewallen is the best leader for Washington-03, and I am proud to offer her my support,” said Leija on announcing her endorsement.

In June of 2023, Myrna Leija was unanimously appointed to fill a vacancy on the La Center City Council and then went on to win a full term with overwhelming support from La Center voters just five months later. Prior to her appointment and subsequent election, Myrna spent over 25 years working for the Clark County Sheriff’s department before taking a position as a contractor with the US Marshals office. A committed public servant, she has dedicated her time since taking office to improving La Center’s First Responder coverage and making La Center a liveable, thriving community. 

I am proud to accept this endorsement from Myrna Lieja,” said Lewallen. “Myrna has dedicated much of her life to serving the residents of Clark County and now La Center. Her unwavering commitment to her community is what we need in our elected leaders. I look forward to serving the voters of Southwest Washington with the same passion and determination while addressing our most pressing issues – crime, addiction, a faltering economy and failing schools!”

The Lewallen campaign continues to receive endorsements from a dynamic group of supporters from every walk of life and background- demonstrating, yet again, that Leslie is the best candidate to represent the diverse voters of Southwest Washington. While Marie Gluesenkamp Perez actively votes against the interests of WA-03 constituents, Leslie Lewallen will fight to show voters that there is a better path forward.
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CAMAS, WA – Today, Peter Van Nortwick, Clark County Assessor, endorsed Leslie Lewallen for WA-03. The announcement comes as momentum continues to build for Lewallen across Washington State.

“As a fourth generation Washingtonian and elected official for Clark County for over a decade, I uniquely understand the needs of Washington’s electorate and what it takes to be a leader in our community. I believe that Leslie Lewallen is the only candidate in this race who has what it takes to lead our state into a brighter future because she is a fifth generation Washingtonian and local city council member. We need a leader who knows our needs and acts on them and from her time on the Camas City Council, Leslie has proven she will do just that,” said Van Nortwick. 

Peter Van Nortwick has served Clark County as Assessor since 2011 and has been an advocate of small government and efficient use of taxpayer dollars. His work to cut red tape and reduce bureaucratic barriers in the assessors office has made him a respected county official.

I am proud to accept this endorsement from Peter Van Nortwick,” said Lewallen. “He has continuously proven that he is a leader for the people of Clark County and I am honored to uphold that same commitment. Southwest Washington deserves a representative who will stand up to destructive policies like open borders, high costs and lax sentencing for criminals and I will be that leader.”

This endorsement announcement highlights the diverse and growing support for Leslie Lewallen’s campaign. While Marie Gluesenkamp Perez actively votes against the interests of WA-03 constituents, Leslie Lewallen will fight to show voters that there is a better path forward.

To learn more about Leslie and her endorsements, click here

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CAMAS, WA – Yesterday and today commemorate the Day of the Dead, a holiday that memorializes loved ones that have passed and remembers the good times shared among family and friends. In the spirit of memorializing things that have passed on, Washingtonians are reminded of the abysmal light rail project that Democrats attempt to revive almost every year. 

Not only would the project cost millions of dollars that could be used to fund more vital programs in the state, but it has also been dubbed a safety hazard because of the increase of crime and homicide in Portland. Voters have rejected the measure a total of three times, yet somehow, its corpse always seems to rise from the ashes. Some proponents of the measure say that Washingtonians have never explicitly voted yes-or-no on the proposal. The truth is that voters have rejected approving a tax increase to pay for light rail, and that’s as clear as they can get. 

Beyond the tax hike to build an unsafe crossing The University of Washington assessed transportation systems in Washington State and their results showed that trace amounts of fentanyl and methamphetamine were detected on public transit vehicles. These findings are yet another reason why there should not be a direct route for crime and illicit drugs to be ferried from Portland to Washington State.

Leslie Lewallen, Camas City Council Member and Regional Transportation Board Member for Camas and Washougal, has voted against the measure while in office because she knows that voters have rejected it already. 

It’s unclear why politicians continually try to revive the light rail project. Voters have made their voices heard on the issue and that they don’t want the troubles of Portland to be bussed to their doorstep,” said Lewallen in a statement. “I will continue to reject the light rail project because I believe in advocating for the wants of voters and we do not want higher taxes, less safety and more drugs on our streets. Let’s keep Portland out of Washington State.” 

Happy Day of the Dead to all who celebrate, just not the light rail project. 

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CAMAS, WA – As Halloween season comes to an end, Washingtonians are reminded that nothing is spookier than Democrat policies wreaking havoc on their lives. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez has been a rubber stamp for Democrat policies and even though she says she’s a moderate, her actions are anything but moderate. 

Here are some of the scariest consequences from Democrat policies this year: 

  • Inflation is raging and Americans are choosing between basic necessities 
  • Biden has lost the confidence of the American people
  • Hate crimes, property theft, and home invasions are on the rise
  • Illicit drug use and overdoses are claiming more lives since the pandemic
  • Voted against securing the border and have allowed thousands of people to cross into the country illegally

These policies have been nothing but tricks for Washingtonians and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez has been complacent. She has been unmasked for the partisan Democrat that she is and it’s clear that she’s more in line with Portland than she is with Southwest Washington. 

I am the fighter that Southwest Washington needs. I believe in our community and I have been fighting for us ever since I got here,” said Leslie Lewallen, candidate for WA-03. “I believe in safer neighborhoods, improved educational opportunities for our kids and lower costs. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is a far-left progressive no matter what costume she wears and she has actively voted against the needs of our community. When I get to Congress, I will continue to deliver for the voters of Southwest Washington.” 

As the spooky season comes to an end, voters will remember that Marie Gluesenkamp Perez and Democrats have been causing jump scares in Washington, D.C. 

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Leslie Lewallen Statement on National Civics Day

CAMAS, WA – October 27th is National Civics Day. A time to commemorate the first Federalist Papers being published and encourage civic discussions and engagement in schools. As a staunch defender of the constitution and an advocate for parent’s voices in schools to enhance children’s education, Leslie Lewallen offered a statement: 

National Civics Day should remind us what we’re fighting for. I have always believed in the power of a good education. Any person, anywhere can change their own life if they are given access to a strong foundational education, unfortunately, that’s not what our kids are receiving right now and it’s why I got into this race for Congress. I was tired of sitting on the sidelines watching test scores drop and students flee the public school system. This means less resources for vulnerable communities of children who need those resources most. It is time to unite parents and teachers, unions and school boards and fight for the one thing all those factions have in common: the good of our kids. Happy Nation Civics Day, let’s continue to advocate for the best education for the future of this generation.

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Leslie Lewallen has Always Been a Fighter

CAMAS, WA – In case you missed it, Leslie Lewallen’s history of being a fighter and armstrong advocate for conservative values was highlighted by The Chronicle yesterday. The article talks about Lewallen’s rise from prosecuting attorney, to Camas City Council Member and now candidate for congress in WA-03. 

Leslie is a 5th generation Washingtonian with a history of public service in her family. She believes in fighting for parent’s voices in schools, eliminating illicit drugs from our communities, and reducing costs for Washington families. As a mother of four in the public school system, she understands the dire need for education advocates and doesn’t shy away from a battle. 

From the Chronicle:  

“In November 2021, Lewallen was elected to the Camas City Council after “personally” knocking on 5,000 doors in the approximately 25,000-person city, she said. Her biggest concern was the fallout from COVID-19 learning loss and what she saw as lack of parental input. Her term is set to end in 2025.

“I’m my children’s best advocate,” Lewallen said, later adding, “We have 60,000 less students enrolled in the public school system. We’ve seen a 20% increase in private school enrollment. We’ve seen a 40% increase in homeschool enrollment. And those are facts that don’t lie.”

She’s also on the city council’s transportation committee, with a particular focus on the Interstate 5 bridge to Portland. 

Other issues she’d bring to Congress, if elected in November 2024, she said, include homelessness, crime and a wish to secure the United States’ border with Mexico.”

Leslie Lewallen’s campaign for congress is continuing to gain momentum and she will fight to be the conservative that holds liberal Democrats accountable in D.C. 

Read the full article here. 

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Iranians Found at Border After Marie Gluesenkamp Perez Voted for Open Borders and Less Safety

CAMAS, WA – A new Fox News report found two Iranians at our border, creating more questions about American border security. In May, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez voted against securing our border when she voted “no” with Democrats on the Border Security and Enforcement Act of 2023. This was a measure that would have shored up the border, provided resources to border communities and increased the safety of our country. 

Now, Fox News reports that there have been two instances of Iranians caught at the border who have raised red flags from the terrorist screening database. Thousands of unchecked immigrants are flooding into the U.S. daily and Americans can do nothing, but sit back and watch thanks to policies from Democrats like Marie Gluesenkamp Perez. 

“We have no idea who is in our country and who is coming across our border. The situation in the Middle East only highlights the need to get it under control. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez voted against Southwest Washington in May and she’ll keep doing it because she is out of touch with our community,” said Lewallen in a statement. “This gross and blatant disregard for Americans’ safety is exactly why I’m in this race. Democrats think our country should have open borders, but we know that those policies have dangerous consequences. For the safety of our country, we must vote Perez out.”

Leslie Lewallen will always vote for the safety and security of Americans. Unlike Marie Gluesenkamp Perez who continuously votes against Washington State, Leslie will always fight for Southwest Washingtonians.

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CAMAS, WA – Today, Dann Mead Smith, former President/CEO of Washington Policy Center, President of The Mead Smith Group, co-lead of Project 42 nonprofit, and conservative advocate for over 25 years endorsed Leslie Lewallen for WA-03. The announcement comes after ten days of endorsement announcements from the Lewallen camp.

“I have seen a number of candidates in my years of working on policy issues and working with state, federal and local elected officials in Washington State, and Leslie is ready to face the challenges of the day. Leslie is a fierce advocate for strong systems that actually serve the people they were created for, and she has the vision and the grit to make sure our state has the representation it deserves,” said Mead Smith.

Dann Mead Smith is an established Washington State policy professional with years of experience advancing free-market policy priorities statewide. He now co-leads Project 42, a nonprofit, advocacy organization dedicated to improving free markets, personal liberty and an individual’s right to prosper, and is endorsing her as an individual.

“Dann Mead Smith has a wealth of policy, grassroots and non-profit experience and has advocated for conservative values during the course of his impressive career,” said Lewallen. “I am proud to receive his endorsement because it shows my commitment to improving the lives of Washingtonians by advocating for systems and processes that serve them.”

This endorsement announcement is the eleventh in another week of upcoming releases highlighting the diverse and growing support for Leslie Lewallen’s campaign. While Marie Gluesenkamp Perez actively votes against the interests of WA-03 constituents, Leslie Lewallen will fight to show voters that there is a better path forward.

Note that Dann’s titles/affiliations are for identification purposes only and should not be taken as endorsement by any of those organizations

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CAMAS, WA – Today, Kevin Wallace, former Bellevue City Council Member and small business owner, endorsed Leslie Lewallen for WA-03. The announcement comes after eight days of endorsement announcements from the Lewallen camp.

“It is with great pleasure that I offer my full endorsement to Leslie Lewallen’s campaign for Washington-03. Democrats like Marie Gluesenkamp Perez want to radicalize Washington and unleash their tax-and-spend agendas on hardworking Washingtonians, but Leslie Lewallen will fight to save us money. I can’t think of a better representative for Southwest Washington”, said Wallace. 

Kevin Wallace was on the Bellevue City Council from 2008-2017 and is now president of Wallace Properties after practicing real estate law at the Seattle firms of Foster Pepper and K&L Gates. His years of experience in local government, practicing law, and owning his own business make him exceptionally qualified to offer an endorsement. 

Kevin Wallace has served the people of Washington in a number of ways, and his endorsement shows that who we send to Congress matters for all Washingtonians,” said Lewallen. “I am proud to be taking up this fight for our state to ensure our values are represented in Congress.” 

This endorsement announcement is the ninth in another week of upcoming releases, highlighting the diverse and growing support for Leslie Lewallen’s campaign. While Marie Gluesenkamp Perez actively votes against the interests of WA-03 constituents, Leslie Lewallen will fight to show voters that there is a better path forward.

See the past week’s endorsements here

  • Tiffany Smiley, Endeavor PAC Chair
  • Jennifer Senescu, Camas City Council Member
  • Rob McKenna, Former Washington State Attorney General
  • Sam Reed, Former Washington Secretary of State
  • Liz Pike, Former State Representative and Camas City Council Member
  • Reagan Dunn, King County Council Vice-Chair
  • Larry Hoff, former Washington State Representative from District 18
  • JT Wilcox, WA State member of the House of Representatives from District 2

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