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Meet Lisa, 2022 Candidate For San Mateo City Council District 1

My husband Michael and I have called San Mateo County home for over 30 years. Now, the community we all love is at a critical juncture demanding the best of all of us. With your support, I will continue to lead efforts to ensure a diverse, inclusive and welcoming community that maintains our amazing quality of life for future generations, like our two daughters, to enjoy. 


Like many of you, my community advocacy is very personal and grounded in overcoming profound life challenges. In 2005, I survived a near-death PG&E accident that made me stronger and gave me even deeper empathy for people struggling with day-to-day obstacles. 


After this life-changing accident, I chose to act on my passion for the environment and women’s empowerment, and led a global clean water and sanitation nonprofit. I’m proud to have helped provide health care, clean water and economic opportunities for over two million people, the majority of whom are women and girls. 


While nothing gives me greater satisfaction than contributing to the San Mateo community I love, I continue to be deeply involved in local and national progressive, environmental and women’s issues. 



Experienced San Mateo Community Leadership

  • Trustee and Former President, San Mateo Library Board

  • Member and Former Chair,  Measure S Oversight Committee

  • Director, San Mateo Neighborhood Watch Board

  • Director and Vice President, Baywood Homeowners’ Association

  • Director, San Mateo United Homeowners Association (SMUHA)

  • Director, HIP Housing Board

  • Director, Rotary Haciendas Low-Income Senior Housing Board

  • Member, San Mateo Rotary Club  

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Meet Lisa

I have been fortunate all my life to learn from new experiences and my community.  With 30 years as a San Mateo civic advocate, nonprofit CEO and business executive, and a wife and a mother of two daughters, I know how to respectfully engage people with diverse views to agree on common goals that turn into lasting solutions.  I will take on the tough issues for you. I will be transparent for you. I will be accountable to YOU.

As your City Council representative, I will give you all my energy, creativity and consideration every day.  I will be your independent advocate. I will work tirelessly for our neighborhoods and for all San Mateans. 


Together, let’s build safe, vibrant neighborhoods for San Mateo!


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