Lewallen kicks off 3rd Congressional District campaign

By Carlos Fuentes, Columbian staff writer

Leslie Lewallen, the Republican candidate for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District next year, will kick off her campaign at 3 p.m. today at Natalia’s Diner in downtown Camas.

Lewallen, a former prosecutor with a law degree from Seattle University, has served on the Camas City Council since 2021.

“I am a fighter. I fought for my daughter’s life. I fought for our community on the city council, and I am going to continue fighting for our state from Washington, D.C.,” Lewallen said in a statement to The Columbian. “I promise to fight until we defeat Portland progressive Perez and return sanity back to Southwest Washington. Our state deserves better and I intend to deliver.”

Lewallen’s top concerns are homelessness, drug addiction, school safety, rising crime rates, and timber and economic issues, according to her campaign website.