Debra Lekanoff


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And I’m running to represent you in the 40th District.

Why I’m Running

We are all people of the Salish Sea.

I am committed to the strength of our communities and believe we all have a role to help this place be sustainable. We are the people of the Salish Sea, whether we call ourselves environmentalists, business and industry leaders, farmers, fishermen, grandmothers or advocates. I believe we live in the most beautiful district in Washington, from the lakes and mountains of Whatcom County to the powerful rivers of the Skagit, to the islands of the Salish Sea. We all walk the shores here. I look forward to meeting with you and hearing your ideas for how we make this District and our communities even better.

My platform evolves from District 40’s shared voices and actions from past to present. I will continue to carry their call to action to strive for the protection of the natural resources, to the education of our children and to the capacity to provide financial support and stability for this District.

Meet Debra

First and foremost, I’m a Mom and have the honor being a community member of this beautiful place we all call home. I have served my entire 21 years of employment as a government servant to citizens. I’ve served as the Swinomish Governmental Affairs Director for the past 16 years and for six years I served as Chair of an Alaska Native Village Corporation.

My career has provided the opportunity to engage on vast issues and layers of government at international, federal, state, and tribal levels and to work towards our shared vision of clean water for our families and our fish and wildlife.

As a Democratic Woman of Color, I hold true to our way of embracing all and building coalitions to make it all happen. We as citizens gather and lead with strength and a fierce drive that holds us together across this great State and Nation.

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