Long-time sports shoe and apparel location has been closed for months due to increased theft
CAMAS – Camas City Councilor and Third Congressional District candidate Leslie Lewallen weighed in on the recent news that the Portland Nike store would be permanently closing after it’s been temporarily closed for months due to increased theft.
“Yet another large retailer is closing in Portland, and I can’t say I blame them. I have always been a strong advocate for our police force and I believe in increasing public safety; Portland Progressive Perez and her liberal colleagues want the opposite,” said Lewallen. “This is exactly what they get when they advocate for less of a police force and stand behind radical groups like ANTIFA who helped destroy our communities and economy. I will fight to keep our state safe and keep Portland out of Southwest Washington.”
Crime has been on the rise in Portland since the city cut funding for the police in 2020 and though local merchants have asked for additional security to protect their stores, Portland has largely denied their requests. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez has long been a supporter of violent groups who actively denounce the police, and wants to bring the progressive nature of Portland, where her business is located, to Southwest Washington.
Lewallen’s experience as a prosecuting attorney informs her strong stance on the need for increased public safety funding. As a true law and order Republican, she will work to keep Washington communities safe and bring additional resources to local law enforcement.
To learn more about Lewallen’s campaign, visit leslieforwashington.com.
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