More Endorsements as Camas Begins Voting
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The Leslie For Camas Campaign is proud to announce the endorsements of two great Justice officials- 1) Former Chief Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court Gerry Alexander and 2) 37 year veteran Vancouver Police Corporal and Candidate for Sheriff Rey Reynolds.
We can't thank these wonderful men enough for their confidence and support of this important campaign. Here is what they said:
JUSTICE GERRY ALEXANDER, FORMER CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE WASHINGTON STATE SUPREME COURT ENDORSES LESLIE LEWALLEN FOR CAMAS CITY COUNCIL
Camas City Council, Ward 3, Position 2 candidate Leslie Lewallen is proud to announce the endorsement of former Chief Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court Gerry Alexander for her Camas City Council campaign. “I’m honored to have one of our country’s most brilliant legal minds supporting my plan to bring open, transparent and effective leadership back to the City of Camas. Camas deserves better,” Lewallen said.
“I am honored to endorse Leslie Marshall Lewallen for the Camas City Council.,” Chief Justice Alexander said. “During her practice, and also as my judicial law clerk at the Washington State Supreme Court, Leslie has earned the respect and admiration of her peers in the legal community. Her distinguished resume as a practitioner and published law clerk highlights her expert understanding of many complex legal issues impacting cities in the State of Washington today.”
Alexander added, “I have always been impressed by her command of the law, familiarity with the issues and effort to reach a just result. She is hardworking, smart, and fair with exceptional communications skills and a collaborative approach to problem solving. She will make an excellent nonpartisan legislator.”
Justice Gerry L. Alexander, former Chief Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court, was the first chief justice in Washington’s history to serve two consecutive four-year terms as chief justice. Justice Alexander joined the state’s highest bench with over two decades of trial and appellate court experience behind him, having served as a judge of the Superior Court for Thurston and Mason Counties from 1973 through 1984, and as a judge of the Court of Appeals, Division Two, from 1985 through 1994. Prior to commencing his lengthy judicial career, he practiced law privately in Olympia with the firm of Parr, Baker, Alexander, and Cordes. He has deep Washington roots, graduating from Olympia High School. After receiving an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Washington, he served as a lieutenant in the United States Army Infantry for three years, and then returned to his alma mater to earn his J.D. in 1964.
37 YEAR LAW ENFORCEMENT VETERAN AND CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF CANDIDATE REY REYNOLDS ENDORSES LESLIE LEWALLEN FOR CAMAS CITY COUNCIL
Camas City Council, Ward 3, Position 2 candidate Leslie Lewallen is proud to announce the official endorsement of veteran Vancouver Police Corporal / Field Supervisor and Clark County Sheriff candidate Rey Reynolds for her Camas City Council campaign. “I’m honored to have one of Clark County’s finest law enforcement officials supporting my plan to bring open, transparent and effective leadership back to the City of Camas. Camas deserves better,” Lewallen said.
“I’m thrilled to officially announce my endorsement of Leslie Lewallen for Camas City Council Ward 3, Position 2,” Reynolds said. “I had a chance to meet with Leslie and talk about her visions for her city. Camas, let me tell you, this woman is smart, passionate, and she really cares about you and your family.”
Reynolds went on to say, “She’s ready to stand up and fight for transparency and accountability. She has a wealth of knowledge from her days as an attorney and believes Camas deserves better. She is a real leader and she will fight for what’s right…”
Rey Reynolds was awarded both Officer of the Year for the district and Officer of the Year for the State of Washington in 2020. Both of these awards demonstrate Rey’s commitment to Servant Leadership. He has served as a Police Officer in Vancouver since 1998, rising from rookie officer to Field Supervisor. Rey shows his dedication to serving the people by serving as a board member for Columbia River Mental Health as well as for Camp Hope. He’s also serving on the Vancouver Schools Equity Committee, and is a candidate to become Clark County’s new Sheriff in November.