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CAMAS, WA – Today, Sam Reed, former Washington Secretary of State, endorsed Leslie Lewallen for WA-03. The announcement comes after four days of endorsement announcements from the Lewallen camp.

“Having dedicated over four decades to elections in Washington State, I feel compelled to share a vital insight. In the past two decades, not one rematch for federal or statewide office in our state has resulted in a flipped outcome. This pattern emphasizes the importance of choosing candidates who resonate with the evolving needs of our communities. In 2022, despite our traditionally Republican-leaning 3rd Congressional District, we witnessed a Democratic victory. Joe Kent, an ill-suited candidate, could not sway voters. History warns us that another rematch with Kent would yield the same result. That’s why I wholeheartedly endorse Leslie Lewallen for Congress in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Leslie brings a “can do” attitude, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to problem-solving. She understands the concerns of our residents, from inflation to border security to homelessness. said Reed in a letter to the editor published yesterday. 

Voters need a candidate that they know can beat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez and Leslie Lewallen is that candidate. 

I am incredibly honored to receive this endorsement from Sam Reed. His career of improving Washington’s election systems and advocating for a transparent process has shown how to serve the people of Washington state with integrity,” said Lewallen. “Sam Reed’s trust in me along with the growing list of supporters affirm what we already know, I am the only candidate to unseat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez and we will send her back to Portland in 2024.

This endorsement announcement is the fifth in two weeks 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.