About Lesley

Why I'm Running


Our family has called Jefferson County home for 27 years. It’s a great place to raise a family, start a business, enjoy the outdoors, or retire. As the gateway to the Rockies, Jefferson County offers a quality of life that’s unparalleled.

I’m running for re-election because I believe in improving lives and building opportunity in our community. I have a proven track record of successfully addressing COVID response and recovery, wildfire risk reduction, more trails and open space, housing that’s affordable, the opioid epidemic, our changing climate, and promoting safe, inclusive communities.

You can count on me to listen to diverse perspectives and find workable solutions. My 30-year career as a former award-winning business owner, journalist, and nonprofit executive has been devoted to improving outcomes in our community and Colorado.


My roots in Jeffco and Colorado run deep. My husband, Mike Feeley, and I chose to raise our daughter, Grace, in Jeffco because of its excellent schools and quality of life.

Mike, an attorney, serves on the West Metro Fire Rescue Board of Directors and is a former state senator, and Grace now attends University of San Francisco.

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


My on-going commitment to Jeffco runs deep:

An engaged community leader, I was elected county-wide to the Jefferson County school board in 2011 and served as board president for two years.

I’m also a past board president of The Action Center, which promotes pathways to self-sufficiency, and I chaired the Jefferson County Boys & Girls Club Youth Investment Committee.

Learn more about other boards and commissions on which I serve.

For me, success in work and life hinges on integrity, trust, and relationships. It’s also about asking the right questions, seeking different perspectives, and finding common ground. I’m excited to continue to put these skills – and others – to work for Jeffco!

I’m honored to serve as your county commissioner and I would be proud to earn your vote during the 2022 election!

I’m here to listen

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