Leslie Martes

State Electoral Campaigns Director, LCV

Leslie Martes, a veteran political strategist serves as the League of Conservation Voters’ State Electoral Campaign Director working on strategic political programs with LCV’s network of state leagues to elect climate champion Governors and State Legislators. 

Prior to joining LCV, Leslie served as the Program and Outreach Director at the Voter Participation Center, registering and turning out the Rising American Electorate.  She is also proud to have served as the Director of the North Carolina House Democratic Caucus and worked on political campaigns at all levels (Presidential, Senate, Gubernatorial, Legislative) in New Hampshire, Iowa, Oklahoma, Washington State. 

Born and raised in the Southern California city of El Cajon, Leslie has worked in retail, teaching people to pass the CA life insurance exam and as a veterinary assistant along with numerous political internships.