“So many of our elected officials think they are the government, and this is wrong. An elected official’s job is to represent the citizens. I have my own personal beliefs, but I have always seen it as my job to serve the people that elected me. The work of our government (city, county, or state) is accomplished on our behalf by the people we employ. That is why I believe we should never balance the budget on the backs of the employees."
Kitsap County is Leslie's home. She grew up here and raised her children here. Leslie Daugs goal as a public servant is to provide a strong progressive voice for her community, advocating for affordable housing, ethical responsibility and working hard for the citizens of Kitsap County.
Leslie has worked in public service in Kitsap County for over 20 years. She began her elected experience on the Bremerton City Council in 2011. During her tenure as a city councilwoman (ending in 2022) she was elected by her peers as the vice-president of the Bremerton City Council four time and served on virtually every council committee including: Finance, Public Safety & Parks, and Audit. Leslie also serves as a board member on Kitsap Transit, Kitsap Community Resources, Kitsap Cencom 911, and Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council.
There are too many working class families here in Kitsap County living paycheck to paycheck who are struggling to make ends meet. We are seeing firsthand how our most vulnerable communities have been impacted and we as a society need to ensure that we do better for the next generation.
“Challenging times, call for proven leadership. As we focus on keeping our families healthy and communities safe, we are still suffering the devastating economic impacts of this pandemic. We need experienced leaders In Washington State. With my experience as a four-term Bremerton City councilwoman, an advocate, I am proud to serve my community.”
Most of Leslie’s adult life has been focused on supporting kids and families. Leslie worked in campus security for many years in the Bremerton School District, is currently a student advocate for the alternative high school, and she knows firsthand about the challenges facing kids and families here in our community.
“We need public servants who have experience working hard for our community, with integrity, and passion. We are dealing with very challenging times and there is work to be done.”