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CAMAS, WA – Today, Don Chaney, the retired Camas Chief of Police and a Camas City Council Member, endorsed Leslie Lewallen for WA-03. The announcement is another significant endorsement for the Lewallen campaign, as Leslie continues to earn the backing of her colleagues and build a broad base of support across Washington state.

“Having the opportunity to endorse a colleague for a federal office does not happen every day. I have worked closely with Leslie for the past three years and have seen her dedication to the residents of Camas. Leslie pays close attention to the concerns of the public, and works hard to find effective solutions for difficult issues. Her time as a King County prosecutor has given her a unique perspective on the deteriorating state of “law and order” in our nation, and the credentials to be able to advocate for change. At a time when our nation is facing challenges on every front, competent and focused leadership matters. I am proud to endorse Leslie to be that elected leader for WA-03!” said Chaney on announcing his endorsement.

Don Chaney has been a Camas, WA resident since 1973. A graduate of Evergreen High, he enlisted in the US Army in 1967 and served in South Korea. After settling in Camas, Don served on the Camas Police Force for 35 years, the last 10 of which were as the Chief of Police. In addition to the police force, Don and his wife, Linda, owned and operated several small businesses in the area. Don has been an active member of the Camas community over the years, serving on numerous boards and committees. He was first elected to the City Council in 2008 and has served four terms in that role. Don and Linda have three children and three grandchildren, all residents of Camas.

“I am honored to receive this endorsement from a friend and fellow Council member. Don and I have worked side-by-side on the Camas City Council to tackle the issues facing a growing area. We share a concern for the impact homelessness and increased drug use will have on our community, and believe that we must find a better way to address those concerns. Likewise, we see the threat posed by our open border and know that it isn’t just an issue of immigration reform, but of national security as well. Washington state is facing a lot of challenges, and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez has proven she isn’t up to the task of being an effective voice for SW Washington voters. I’m the only candidate in this race with the experience and background necessary to defeat her, and next November that is exactly what I’m going to do!”

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.

To learn more about Leslie and her endorsements, click here.