W. Leslie Long

My wife Rachel Pareya Long 

For County Commissioner Pct 3

W. Leslie Long is a candidate in the Republican Primary for McLennan County Commissioner Precinct 3. Long earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in 2000 from Baylor University. He is an entrepreneur, real estate broker, and mortgage loan officer. As a lifelong conservative, Long believes in balanced budgets and small efficient government.

Long has always had an interest in the operation of county government and feels his background in small business, real estate, and finance would be a great asset to the county and its residents. As a loan officer, he sees firsthand how rising property taxes are affecting the affordability of housing in the county. With his experience running several startup businesses, he knows what it means to make difficult choices, operate with limited resources, and still deliver a quality service to customers. Controlling spending, budgetary issues, and helping McLennan County residents will be his top priorities on the commissioners’ court.

Long and his wife, Rachel, live in West. Rachel is a graduate of Texas A&M and the University of Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy. While Long has been in the mortgage and real estate industry for almost 20 years, Rachel is a pharmacist at HEB in Waco where she recently completed her 16th year working in their pharmacy.

Long’s family lived in Woodway through the early 80s and relocated to Falls County where Long attended school in Marlin. Growing up in a small, tight-knit community and being raised in the Methodist Church instilled conservative values in him at an early age. Baylor University reinforced those ideals and guides his decisions at every stage of life and in his career.

Honesty, integrity, and selflessness are vital to a successful career in financial services where you must place the client’s interests ahead of your own. Long feels this fiduciary duty mirrors the relationship an elected official must maintain with his or her constituents. He looks forward to bringing the same honesty, integrity and selflessness to the commissioners’ court.

“There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he does not mind who gets the credit.” – Ronald Reagan


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