Leslie "Les" Sachanowicz (pronounced Saw-Ha-No-Vitch) brings over 25 years of legal experience and 20 years of civil courtroom experience to the race for the 408th District Court. Les is a living example of the American Dream. Les was born Leszek Sachanowicz in Siedlce, Poland. When he was six years old, his family immigrated from Communist Poland to Toronto, Canada. The sacrifices his parents made taught him early on the value hard work and perseverance. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, making him the first member of his family to attend and graduate from college. Les' lovely bride brought him to Texas where later he pursued a Masters in Public Administration from Texas State University and a Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio.
As a civil trial lawyer in the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, Les has experience handling all types of civil cases in the courthouse on behalf of Bexar County taxpayers. He is also a certified mediator who has moderated many cases in Bexar County. With his wide range of experience, Les brings a unique and diverse set of knowledge and expertise. These skills, along with possessing a keen sense of discernment and temperament, make him the most qualified candidate to serve as your next judge for the 408th District Court.
Les is an active member of the San Antonio community, and has served in many capacities for a number of local organizations including the Alamo Kiwanis, American Inns of Court, Avance, City Year San Antonio, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Los Compadres de San Antonio Missions, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio Bar Foundation, San Antonio Federal Credit Union, and the YMCA. He is also an adjunct faculty member at San Antonio College and St. Mary's University School of Law, where he teaches Texas government and trial advocacy. Speaking both English and Polish, Les has also donated his time offering pro bono legal aid to immigrant families.
Les has been married to his wife Shannon for 32 years and they have one daughter, Madison. Les and Shannon have lived in Bexar County for over 25 years, and attend Alamo Heights United Methodist Church.