Leigh was born and raised in Virginia Beach, graduating from Kellam High School. She was taught early the meaning of public service by her father who spent 27 years as a Virginia Beach firefighter, her mother who is a retired social worker, and her grandmother who was employed by the City of Virginia Beach for over 50 years. Leigh serves on the Board of Trustees for the VACo/VML Virginia Investment Pool (VIP) and is a member of the Treasurer’s Association of Virginia.
I am honored to have served as your Treasurer since 2019 and would appreciate your support for my campaign to continue as the Treasurer of Virginia Beach.
I have spent the past couple of years making changes and updates in the office to bring a more positive experience for the citizens of the City. We continue to make technological advances in the office. We have expanded our online capabilities and plan to continue that expansion.
We just completed our 3rd annual Unclaimed Property Discovery Day to assist citizens in finding uncashed checks, dividends, bank accounts, and other money. In the first year, we were able to facilitate the return of $226,000, in the second year $184,000, and $94,000 this year.
The entire office has also made community involvement a priority with our participation in food drives for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia as well as our events to prepare and serve food for those in need at the JCOC.
The past couple of years have not been without their challenges. Throughout those challenging times, I and my staff have persevered, and always done what is in the best interest of not only the citizens, but the City itself. These trying times are where experience, knowledge, and dedication to you and to the office is crucial.