Leslie Irving was elected to the Victorville City Council in November 2020 for a four-year term. With her election win, she became the first black woman elected to the Victorville City Council and the City’s first black female Mayor Pro Tem following appointment to this position by her fellow Council Members.
Leslie has 30 years of experience in teaching and social services. Currently, she teaches middle school special education for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools at the Apple Valley County Education Center. Before her teaching career, she worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services.
Leslie received her high school education at Valley Christian High School in Cerritos, CA. She studied at the University of Southern California then earned a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from California State University at Dominguez Hills and a Master of Science in Education Administration from National University. Currently, she is pursuing a second graduate degree in Public Management at California State University at Dominguez Hills.
Before her election to the Victorville City Council, Leslie was elected to both the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees and the Compton Community College Board of Trustees where she served as Vice President and President, respectively.
Leslie enjoys spending time with her family; visiting museums; and reading, particularly literature from the Harlem Renaissance. She is the mother of one son, Ian. She attends Emmanuel Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in the City of Victorville.
Council Member Irving currently represents the City Council on the following boards, commissions and committees: