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From her early childhood, Leslie learned the value of public service and sacrifice. Her mother was an officer in the Army Nurse Corps, and raised Leslie as a single parent on Army bases around the world. Her mother taught her that helping others is always the right thing to do, a lesson Leslie has carried with her throughout her life and career.
In grade school, Leslie met the people that she would eventually call her bonus parents. Her father, a law enforcement officer, entrenched Leslie’s belief that serving the public is a noble calling--one that, years later, motivated her interest in running for office to help improve the lives of people in her community. Her mother, an executive with a Colorado Springs utility company. Leslie learned early, first-hand from her mom, the key traits of strong women leadership, which paved the way for her own leadership and management roles in both the executive and legislative branches.