Commissioner Leslie Shamrock Campione was born in Orlando, Florida, and moved to Lake County with her family in 1971. She graduated from Eustis High School in 1982, and in 1986 received her Bachelor of Arts degree with academic honors from Furman University, Greenville, S.C. In 1989, Commissioner Campione graduated with Honors from the University of Florida College of Law where she was a Member of the Moot Court Team. After working in Atlanta, Georgia, Commissioner Campione returned to Lake County in 1991. Since 1993, Commissioner Campione has owned her own law practice focusing in the areas of local government law, environmental law, real property, business and land use law. Commissioner Campione has served as the City Attorney for the Town of Lady Lake, the Town of Montverde, and the City of Umatilla. Commissioner Campione has two children, three stepchildren, and is married to Dr. Jack Cassell.
Commissioner Campione has served the community in many capacities, including Junior Achievement teacher, YMCA Coach, Eustis Service League (former president), Leadership Lake County and volunteer teacher with Justice Teaching. The Justice Teaching program was established by Chief Justice Lewis of the Florida Supreme Court to utilize volunteer lawyers and judges to instruct elementary, middle and high school students about the United States Constitution, the Florida Constitution and the judicial process through interactive lessons and case studies.
Commissioner Campione is a strong proponent of economic development and free market principles, and is committed to fostering a climate for positive economic activity, small business ownership, and job creation through good planning and balanced policies that protect our valuable natural resources and the unique quality of life we enjoy in Lake County.
Government Board participation
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
Keep Lake Beautiful Advisory Committee
Lake Community Action Agency
Lake Emergency Medical Services Board of Directors
Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization
Mt. Plymouth-Sorrento Community Redevelopment Advisory Committee
Wekiva River Basin Commission
Wekiva River System Advisory Management Committee
Workforce Central Florida Investment Consortium