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Leslie Lewallen on Portland Perez Leaving Biden Behind

CAMAS, WA – Today, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez called on President Biden to step aside to try and save her political career after supporting his radical agenda since she took office. Leslie Lewallen, candidate for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, released the following statement in response:

“Over the last two years, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez has supported Joe Biden’s radical spending, wide-open borders, and anti-Second Amendment legislation. She has insulted Washington families by telling them that no one is worried about the border crisis and praises Biden’s disastrous agenda. Now, she is doing everything that she can to distance herself to try and save her political career. It’s too little, too late and I will work to ensure voters know that Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is another spineless politician who will say whatever she can to save herself.”

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Winning for Women Supports Lewallen with $300,000 Investment

CAMAS, WA – Winning for Women, a federal PAC supporting conservative women running for federal office, announced a $300,000 investment supporting Leslie Lewallen in WA-03. The investment is for mail pieces and texting to propel Lewallen to victory in the August primary.

“I am thankful to have Winning for Women’s support in my race as I continue to share my vision for our country with families across the district,” said Leslie Lewallen, candidate for WA-03. “This investment will help share our plan to turn Southwest Washington around and propel our campaign across the finish line. I am running for Congress because I understand the real problems hurting our communities and am ready to step up and fight for our families in D.C.”

To learn more about Leslie and her run for Congress, visit here.
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IMPORTANT QUESTIONS FOR GLUESENKAMP PEREZ

CAMAS, WA – Over the holiday weekend, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the House of Representatives, tried to distance herself from Joe Biden after it became clear to the American people that her party was hiding his decline.

Gluesenkamp Perez told KATU that “Biden is going to lose to Trump,” and quickly distanced herself from the president that she has met with numerous times in the White House. Glusenkamp Perez is panicking as she plays cleanup after lying to the American people for her entire political career.

Gluesenkamp Perez’s decision to run away from Joe Biden leaves many important questions unanswered. Every reporter should be asking Marie Gluesenkamp Perez:

-Do you still support Joe Biden?

-Do you think Joe Biden is fit to be President?

-Why did you spend years hiding Joe Biden’s mental decline?

Bottom line: Gluesenkamp Perez is gaslighting Southwest Washington about her role in our wide-open border, skyrocketing prices, and supporting a president who is not physically or mentally fit to lead our country.

To learn more about Leslie and her run for Congress, visit here.
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Lewallen: “Fireworks Are a Quintessential Part of Celebrating America”

CAMAS, WA – On Thursday, hundreds of millions of Americans will celebrate our freedoms and independence. An integral part of the celebration will include fireworks with more than 14,000 displays lighting up the skies across the country. Symbolizing the “rockets red glare – bombs bursting in air” in the Star Spangled Banner, fireworks are a reminder of our collective values of freedom and unity as a nation.

Unfortunately, in 2024, there is a strong movement against celebrating America – or anything that symbolizes the love of our country. The American flag is seen as divisive and young people would rather fly flags praising terrorist groups than our own. July 4th celebrations spark yearly calls to ban fireworks and inspire more government regulation and intervention, as a result.

The State of Washington provides a framework for regulating fireworks, and many local jurisdictions, like Camas, have enacted their own measures tailored to local concerns.

“I will always fight to protect our rights and keep the government out of our homes, pocketbooks, and lives,” said Leslie Lewallen, candidate for WA-03. “Fireworks are a quintessential part of celebrating America and one of my favorite parts of July 4th. I will always celebrate our great country and encourage patriotism.”

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FORMER STATE REP RICHARD DEBOLT ENDORSES LESLIE LEWALLEN

CAMAS, WA – Today, former Washington State Representative Richard DeBolt announced his endorsement of Leslie Lewallen for WA-03.

In his endorsement, Richard DeBolt said, “Leslie Lewallen is an effective leader and is committed to our community and the improvement of our beautiful state. Leslie has shown her ability to achieve results and her understanding of the issues important to Washingtonians makes her the ideal candidate to represent Southwest Washington in Congress. I fully endorse Leslie Lewallen for Congress and I am confident she will be the voice Washington’s 3rd Congressional District needs.”

Following this endorsement, Leslie Lewallen said, “I am honored to receive former State Representative Richard DeBolt’s endorsement. He served Washington in the House of Representatives for decades and I look forward to being a strong voice for our district, and will address the issues that matter most to our community.”

Richard DeBolt served in the Washington House of Representatives from 1997 to 2021, representing the 20th district and serving as House Republican Leader from 2004-2005 and 2006-2013. He also served as the Ranking Republican on the House Capital Budget Committee. DeBolt is currently the Executive Director of the Lewis Economic Development Council and has been a Lewis County resident for over 25 years.

The Lewallen campaign continues to receive endorsements from a dynamic group of supporters from every walk of life and background – demonstrating 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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WILLIAM OLTMAN, SEATTLE LAW PROFESSOR, ENDORSES LESLIE LEWALLEN

CAMAS, WA – Today, William Oltman, professor emeritus at Seattle University School of Law, announced his endorsement of Leslie Lewallen for WA-03.

On announcing his endorsement, Professor Oltman said: “Leslie Lewallen is an exceptional person and we are fortunate that someone of this caliber is willing to uproot herself and take our fight to Washington. She is also an exceptional lawyer and she is most capable to handle and face the issues raised in DC. I am a Professor of Law, Emeritus from Seattle University School of Law and Leslie was one of the best students I have had in my classes. Beyond that academic success, I am most impressed by her common sense and how well grounded she is, has always been. We desperately need that in the current Congress. She is the person I want to represent me and my family in Washington DC!”

Leslie Lewallen, on receiving this endorsement, said: “I was so fortunate to have Professor Oltman in law school. He was the type of teacher that every student hopes for – patient, easy to understand and deeply interested in the lives and welfare of his students. Receiving his endorsement is humbling, and I am so thankful for his continued interest and investment in my life. Restoring law and order begins by enforcing the laws we already have, and ensuring our law enforcement has all the support and resources they need. This will be a top priority when I am in office, and I look forward to delivering for the hardworking families and residents of WA-03.

Professor Oltman received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and went on to graduate cum laude from the University of Michigan School of Law. His teaching experience includes time at the Indianapolis Law School as well as Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. He joined the faculty at Seattle University School of Law in 1974, specializing in property, community property, estate planning and taxation as well as trusts and estates.

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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The Power of Homelessness Policy Belongs to the People

CAMAS, WA – Today, the Supreme Court ruled that our local municipalities have the right to manage the homelessness crisis affecting communities across Washington and our country. Leslie Lewallen, candidate for Congress in WA-03 released the following statement:

“Today is a great day for Southwest Washington! The Supreme Court’s common-sense decision will keep our communities safe and curb the homeless crisis ravaging our communities. Every day, people in Southwest Washington are on the front-lines working with the homeless community and know that there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. The Supreme Court’s decision rightly returns power to our local governments and gives them the authority that they need to help homeless individuals and give them the support they need.”

In a 6-3 decision, The Supreme Court ruled in Grants Pass v. Johnson that efforts to address or tackle homeless individuals for sleeping on public property when there is no available shelter does not violate the 8th Amendment.

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Leslie Lewallen for Congress Releases New TV Ad: “I Can and I Will”

CAMAS, WA – Over the weekend, the Leslie Lewallen for Congress campaign released its first television ad titled “I Can and I Will” which highlights why Leslie decided to run for Congress and how the Democrats’ policies are bringing Portland’s homelessness, drug dens, and crime to Southwest Washington. Joe Kent had his chance to put an end to all of this, but he lost. Now, Leslie Lewallen is stepping up to put an end to Portland Perez and Joe Biden’s radical agenda that is hurting Washington’s third congressional district.

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“Washington families have had enough of the radical left’s agenda which is allowing lethal drugs to flood into our cities and as a result, hurting our communities. Joe Kent had his chance to put an end to this, but he lost and will lose again if he is our nominee. We need to put an end to Portland Perez’s radical agenda, which is why I am stepping up. We need someone in Washington who will put our country first and be a voice for the constituents of the 3rd Congressional district, and that’s exactly what I promise to do,” said Leslie Lewallen.

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Maggie’s List Proudly Endorses Leslie Lewallen for Congress in WA-03

CAMAS, WA – Maggie’s List, a federal political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing fiscally conservative women to office, has endorsed Leslie Lewallen for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District in the Primary Election.

“We are proud to endorse Leslie Lewallen for Congress in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District,” said Maggie’s List Washington Chairman Diane Tebelius. “An already distinguished public servant, her record of service to her fellow Washingtonians demonstrates the dedication to leadership that is desperately needed in our nation’s capital. We trust that her commitment to limited government, fiscal responsibility and strong national security will serve her constituents well once elected to Congress,” Tebelius continued.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Maggie’s List. As a mother, wife and City Council member, I know that this election is a critical one for the voters of WA-03. Southwest Washington needs a leader who will fight for our conservative values in D.C. and I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work,” said Lewallen.

“For years, Maggie’s List has been a powerful ally for conservative women seeking office. I am thankful for their support and know that with them on my side, we can win back this seat in November!” Lewallen continued.

About Maggie’s List
Maggie’s List is a Federal Political Action Committee created to raise awareness and funds to increase the number of conservative women elected to federal public office. Since 2010, this group of dedicated women have had an outstanding record for endorsing successful candidates for United States Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. For more information about our candidate training or endorsement process please visit www.maggieslist.org.

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ICYMI: “I Believe That The Best Government Is Local Government”

The Chronicle

June 5, 2024

https://www.chronline.com/stories/in-speech-congressional-candidate-leslie-lewallen-seeks-to-separate-herself-from-republican-rival,341559

As she seeks to unseat a freshman representative in one of the most hotly contested congressional districts in the country, candidate and Camas City Councilor Leslie Lewallen told a crowd at the Mainstream Republicans of Washington Saturday that “COVID woke me up to the atrocities happening to the people, and the values, and to the country that I love.”

“COVID and those horrible liberal policies that I saw got me back off the sidelines, and that’s when I decided to run for city council,” Lewallen said, adding she knocked on 5,000 doors during her campaign. “And the No. 1 thing that people told me, as I was knocking on all of those doors in Camas, Washington, is, ‘I don’t want to see Southwest Washington become like Portland. I don’t want to see the crime. I don’t want to see the homelessness. I don’t want to see businesses fleeing, and I don’t want to see people moving out of state because this has become a wasteland.'”

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“We had a safe, Republican district in the Third Congressional District, and we lost that district to a progressive Democrat from Portland who has no business being in office,” Lewallen said.

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