Leslie M. Young

Government Relations Coordinator
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Email lmy@wardandsmith.com
919.277.9137 Fax 919.277.9177
Post Office Box 33009, Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

Leslie has been with Ward and Smith, P.A. for 11 years in various roles, six of those years spent as a member of the Government Relations team.  She is responsible for all lobbyist and principal compliance filings to the NC Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement and Federal government.  She provides research supporting legislative strategies; PAC/campaign finance; and monitors/analyzes legislation and actions of elected officials and governmental entities that impact clients.


  • Master of Library and Information Science, North Carolina Central University, 2012
  • B.S. (Management), University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2007

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