CAMAS, WA – Leslie Lewallen can add her name to the history books as Camas’ newest City Council Member. Lewallen took her oath of office and was officially sworn in as a City Council Member, Nov. 23, at Camas City Hall. Camas City Attorney Shawn MacPherson conducted the ceremony in front of a small group of friends, family and staff. Lewallen will represent Camas Ward 3, position 2, with her term expiring in December of 2025.
Lewallen was elected to the position by Camas voters in the Nov. 2, 2021, general election, earning 53 percent of the vote. The election was certified by the Clark County Elections department today, Nov. 23. Lewallen’s term will be effective beginning today, as she will fill the position left vacant by former Council Member Ellen Burton. Burton left her role on council to serve in the role of Mayor on an interim basis until a new Mayor was elected and certified.
About Leslie Lewallen
Leslie is a fifth generation Washingtonian, with a family history of public service. She graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and Seattle University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate. She practiced as a judicial clerk for Chief Justice Gerry Alexander at the Washington State Supreme Court and worked as a prosecuting attorney prior to joining private practice. Leslie and her husband, Brian, have 4 children, ages 5-18.