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  • Writer's pictureLeslie Lewallen

Former Secretary of State Sam Reed Endorses Campaign

Leslie is proud to announce the endorsement of former Secretary of State of Washington Sam Reed for her Camas City Council campaign. “It is a privilege to have one of our state’s greatest public leaders supporting my plan to bring open, transparent and effective leadership back to the City of Camas. Camas deserves better,” Lewallen said.

“I am enthusiastically endorsing Leslie Lewallen for Camas City Council,” Sam Reed said in an email to the campaign. “She is the type of smart, results oriented, hardworking, coalition building public servant that we need at ALL levels of government- starting with cities where it is especially important to listen to the voters.”

Reed continues, “I served as Washington State’s Secretary of State from 2001 to 2013, and before that was elected Thurston County Auditor five times. I know firsthand the importance of coalition building and collaborative problem solving. Leslie will make a fine addition to that essential tradition.”

In addition to these public service roles, Reed co-founded the Common Cause of Washington, filled the roles of secretary and president of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), and served as president of Ballot Northwest. From 1968 to 1970, Sam Reed was the state co-chair of Action for Washington. He helped found and served as chair of the Mainstream Republicans of Washington organization in 1994. In 1996, he was named president of the Washington State Association of County Auditors. He was delegated in 2002 as president of the Republican Association of Secretaries of State.

He currently serves as a Board Member, Television of Washington (2001-present), on the Board of Trustees, Washington State Historical Society (2001-present), and is a Member, YMCA Youth and Government Board (2001-present). He has served as the Former President, Olympia Kiwanis Club; Board Member, Patrons of South Sound Cultural Arts; Member, Washington State Archives Advisory Committee; Board of Directors, Cornish College of Arts; Member, Master in Public Administration Advisory Board at Evergreen State College; State Executive Board Chair, American Cancer Society; and was a Member, Americorps Advisory Council for Thurston/Mason Counties.


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