Lakewood resident, Leslie Swalley, has announced her candidacy for
Lakewood City Council Position 1, the open seat held by retiring
council member and former Mayor, Bill Harrison.
Born and raised in Lakewood and a Clover Park HS graduate, Leslie
works as Council Assistant to Pierce County Councilmember Dick Muri.
leaders offer creative solutions rather than tax increases. Letís
preserve our limited tax dollars for increased safety patrols,
cleaner lakes, and park facilities while saving citizens time and money
with targeted performance audits, expanded on-line permitting, contracting
services to local Lakewood businesses, and by reducing government
regulations. Lakewood has a wonderful, bright future, and Iím excited
about working with citizens from all over our city.Ē
earned an AA in Advertising Design, a Bachelor in Marketing / Finance
from Gonzaga University, and studied International Business Management
and Mandarin Chinese at Thunderbird Graduate School in Glendale,
returning to her hometown, Swalley worked in Asia and held the positions
of Marketing Officer for Thailand Trade and Economic Office, Executive
Staff Trainer at AT&T, Lucent, and China Trust Bank, and was chosen
to implement the first English Language Program in local Taiwan schools.
She served as Vice President of the Spokane Music and Arts Festival in
1989 and volunteers as Communications Director for the Washington
Association of Rail Passengers.
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