Note From Leslie


Dear Friends:


No Kill ShelterI want to thank you for placing your confidence in me, and giving me the opportunity to serve you. Since being elected to the Lake County Board of County Commissioners as the District 4 Commissioner, I have worked hard to address concerns residents have brought to me, and I have stayed focused on the following goals and principles: 


* Hold down property taxes 
* Improve efficiency and accountability of local government 
* Facilitate a strong local economy and vibrant quality of life 


Over the last year I have passionately pursued changes at the Lake County Animal Shelter to maximize animal adoptions and spaying and neutering programs in order to achieve a “no kill shelter” designation whereby live releases of animals from the shelter exceed 90% or more. Thanks to the dedication of animal rescue groups, volunteers, Lake County management and staff, and fellow County Commissioners, beginning in January of 2017, we transformed our animal shelter into a “no kill” shelter. We still have much to do to reach all of our goals, but the next step is the design and construction of a new shelter that will be inviting to the public and a safe and healthy environment for the animals and staff and volunteers who care for them daily. 


I remain committed to regularly examining every aspect of County government to assure that residents are receiving the best service possible in the most efficient manner. 


Just like you, I value the quality of life we enjoy in Lake County. I am mindful of the impacts of proposed land use changes and I strive hard to find ways to mitigate these impacts and find a good balance between property owners, business activities, and property rights of all land owners.


We must continue to attract a healthy mix of job opportunities and high wage career paths for residents in Lake County by recruiting companies that are a good fit with our community. A strong local economy helps keep our cost of living and millage rates low. 


Again, thank you for the opportunity to serve you. I would truly appreciate your support as I run for re-election as your County Commissioner in District 4.*  Please feel free to contact me regarding any matters that are important to you. 


Thank you for taking the time to visit my website.





*All Lake County Commission seats/districts are "at-large" elections