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