Leshan Jayasekera is an experienced lawyer – no stranger to a court of law. The veteran U.S. Army attorney and JAG Captain has provided legal counsel to both plaintiffs and defendants, Fortune 500 companies and business executives for more than 20 years. He is passionate about defending consumers’ rights and advocating for progressive change.
A product of Southern California, Leshan studied and worked all across the United States before he and his wife of 21 years, Tish, made Pearland, Texas, their home in 2012. They have a son, 13-year-old Kona, who attends Pearland public schools.
Leshan received a degree in political science from Bard College in New York State before earning his law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He then served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Hawaii from 1995 to 2000 and, during his eight years with the Judge Advocate General’s corps in the U.S. Army, Capt. Jayasekera briefed numerous U.S. ambassadors and foreign dignitaries, and advocated for fair and just treatment of soldiers. Most recently, Leshan worked as Assistant General Counsel for AIG in New York City and Houston. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, New York and Hawaii.
After years of travel, Pearland is now home for Leshan and his family. With his wife substitute teaching and active in Pearland ISD schools and his son entering high school as a member of the National Honor Society next year, Leshan is now firmly rooted in Brazoria County and ready to serve his community.
Leshan is a patriot, a family man and a friend. But he is also a realist. He knows that, as a Democrat in a Republican-dominated precinct, he will have to work twice as hard to ensure that voters understand why he is the better candidate for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 2. And the answer to that is, quite simply, experience.
Leshan’s opponent is not a lawyer. He has never tried a legal case before a court of law. Common sense dictates that if you are going to hear legal cases as a Justice of the Peace, you should know the law.
And that is what Leshan brings to this campaign: legal experience, military experience, common sense, fairness and compassion.
He is exactly what we need on the bench in Brazoria County.