"Lisa helped us make Paso Verde School a reality. It was her experience and credibility that helped us deliver a beautiful new campus serving hundreds of Natomas families."
-Phil Serna, Sacramento County Supervisor
Sacramento hasn't had an easy run of things lately - from COVID to distance learning to struggling businesses to people unable to afford a place to live. We can do better, but we need strong leadership coupled with compassionate advocacy for what's right. My mother and grandmother instilled in me from a young age that if you can help, you should help.
I love building coalitions of people who work together to solve problems.
That's what I've done on the school board, as a lawyer, small business owner, PTA Mom, and even as a Girl Scout Leader. I'm running to represent you on the Sacramento City Council - because I can help our city recover and thrive. I hope to earn your support in the June 7 election.
Let's get to work!
"I’ve known Lisa for over 20 years, and we served as a colleagues on the California School Boards Association. She is a dedicated hard-working public servant who cares about her community."
-Bobbie Singh Allen, Mayor of Elk Grove
"She will listen, do her research, and make a decision based on what is best for everyone. Lisa means what she says and does what she means."
- Margie Rueb, Parent, PTA Member
"She has earned a well-deserved reputation as a leader who can be counted on to solve problems and get things done."
-Steve Hansen, Former Sacramento City Councilmember
"Lisa is knowledgeable, collaborative and a problem solver. She doesn’t shy away from tough issues and is always making sure that every decision we make benefits our community."
-Susan Heredia, Natomas USD Board Member
On Lisa’s watch, the Natomas School Board:
Fought for safer pandemic learning and working conditions for students, teachers, and staff
Protected mental health services to meet students’ emotional needs
Ensured that hungry kids and families had nutritious food—even on weekends
Improved test scores and graduation rates over the last 10 years
Expanded services for homeless students
Secured critical funding for construction of a new aquatic center
Built every school next to a park
Provided access to COVID vaccines, testing and other health needs for schools and neighborhoods
"I’ve worked with Lisa professionally and as a fellow school board member. I’ve seen firsthand that Lisa’s public service is a reflection of her values. She works hard and is dedicated to doing what is right. As a Councilwoman, Lisa will fight tirelessly for children, families, and businesses to thrive. I'm supporting Lisa because she will put her communities and neighborhoods first."
-Nancy Chaires Espinoza, Elk Grove USD Board Trustee
On the Sacramento City Council, Lisa will forge new coalitions to:
Make Sacramento’s communities safer for children and families to live, work, and play
Strengthen community policing
Partner with local schools to increase extra-curricular opportunities
Invest in local businesses
Expand housing affordability
Work with the city and county to lift people out of homelessness and into housing and treatment programs
"She’s a mom and school board member with a deep commitment to improving the challenges the city is facing right now."
-Eric Guerra, Sacramento City Councilmember