About Lesley

Re-Elect Lesley Dahlkemper
Why I'm Running


County Commissioner Role

Commissioners are elected countywide, but must live in their district. If you’re a registered voter in Jefferson County, you will have an opportunity to vote for a county commissioner. Three county commissioners, each one representing a different district, serve as the governing body for Jefferson County. Voters elect commissioners countywide for up to two, four-year terms. They work with staff to identify the county’s budget priorities and set policy related to land use, economic development, open space, human services, and more. Only one commissioner seat (District 3), representing south Jeffco, is up for election in November 2022.

About Lesley

I’m fortunate to call Jefferson County home for 27 years. My husband Mike Feeley, daughter Grace, and I hike Jeffco Open Space trails, support small businesses, and have been deeply involved in Jeffco Public Schools.

Lesley Dahlkemper Family

I’m a former school board president. Grace graduated from Lakewood High School and now attends college. Mike serves on the West Metro Fire Board and is a former state senator.

We live in unincorporated south Jeffco with our two rescue dogs, Maisy and Peaches.

Originally from Chicago, I came to Colorado in 1989 after earning my master’s degree in journalism to work for Colorado Public Radio in Denver. My 30-year career as a former business owner of a nationally award-winning communications firm, a nonprofit leader, and a journalist has been devoted to improving outcomes in our community and across Colorado.

You can count on me to listen to diverse opinions, find common ground, and deliver workable solutions.

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    Working Hard for You

    As your county commissioner, I have worked tirelessly to ensure the county is making your life a little better each day.

    Protected funding for public safety, including school resource officers and mental health co-responders, and approved better pay and retirement benefits for deputies. Public safety receives more than half of the county’s general revenue fund, underscoring my commitment to keep Jeffco residents safe.

    Learn more about Lesley’s work on more than a dozen boards and commissions here.

    Asking for Your Support

    Our work to improve lives and build opportunities in Jefferson County is far from over. That’s why I’m running for re-election and I’m asking for your vote this November. Let’s work together to move Jeffco forward!

    Please let me know what issues matter most to you. You can reach me at 303-638-3433 or at Lesley@DahlkemperForJeffco.com.

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