Like many so many Filipino's, Leslie’s parents immigrated to the United States after WWII. Born and raised in Kitsap County, Leslie met her husband Daryl when they worked together at the R&H Market.
All three of their children were born at Harrison Memorial Hospital and graduated from Bremerton High School. Leslie ran a before and after school program for children, as well as being a foster parent to 54 children. Leslie enjoys playing soccer three to four times a week at Pendergast Park. Additionally, Leslie worked in Campus Security for the Bremerton School District for many years.
Legislative Development and Implementation: Leslie Daugs has both training and experience in developing, writing, and passing legislation. Policy work is a collaborative process. She has been extensively involved in strategic planning with large groups, small councils and elected officials. Leslie holds a certificate in Municipal Leadership included extensive training policy development. Her experience as a city council member has involved a delicate balance of community involvement, policy development, and policy implementation.
Community Organizing and Civic Engagement As an active union member organizer, Leslie has held virtually every position open to union members. She has been a member political organizer, shop steward, state trustee, chapter president, chapter secretary/treasurer, and advocacy trainer.
Her organizing activity has been both “internal” focused on member action and “external” in collaboration with community partners and advocates. She has personally been involved in recruiting, organizing, and leading community members in support of legislative action for many years.
Political Action and Advocacy: Leslie Daugs experience in legislative advocacy and networking are evidence of her success. She has been active in public service and community advocacy for more than 20 years, and has worked and collaborated with community leaders and elected officials locally, statewide, and nationally.
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The Sylvan Way and Almira Drive area is home to many low-income families. Leslie Daugs, who represents District 2, made a motion to exclude the area from the rezone.
“I hope that the decision the council has made, even though it is to move Bremerton forward, I hope in the long run we don't displace families and make homelessness a bigger issue,” Daugs said.