It is an honor to serve the 78th Assembly District as your State Representative. I strive every day to provide progressive and effective representation as I bring your voice to the State Capitol.
As your representative in the legislature, I have been a leader on health care, support for children and working families, strengthening our public schools and University of Wisconsin system, protecting our natural resources, access to women's health care, fairness and equity, supporting our workforce, and protecting our democracy.
I am committed to providing accessible, responsive, and accountable representation as I work to ensure Wisconsin's future as a great place to live, work, and raise a family. It is a privilege to represent you, and I hope to earn your vote on November 8, 2022.
State Representative, 78th Assembly District
Lisa was first elected to the Assembly in 2015 and currently serves as the Democratic Caucus Chair.
Lisa is a leader in efforts to expand access to quality childcare and early childhood education for all families. She works in the capitol to strengthen public education and to increase the state's investment in our neighborhood schools. She is a tireless supporter of the UW system and of initiatives like Bucky's Tuition Promise that make higher education accessible to all students, regardless of income.
As the ranking Democrat on the Health Committee, Lisa is leading the way on expanding BadgerCare and providing access to affordable health care for all Wisconsinites. Together with Governor Evers, she introduced the Less for Rx Act to reduce the cost of prescription drugs. As the author of the Abortion Rights Preservation Act and other women's health legislation, Lisa is the leader in the Assembly on reproductive rights.
Lisa has worked to prevent gun violence by introducing Safe Storage for Gun Safety legislation. She has authored bills to prohibit untraceable "ghost guns" and to prevent domestic abusers from having guns. Lisa has worked to close the background check loophole. She has also introduced legislation to address root causes, including the Wisconsin Opportunity Act to address poverty, budget initiatives investing in mental health and addiction treatment and in prevention. Lisa has worked to bring additional resources to the District Attorney's office and supported efforts by the Attorney General and local law enforcement to reduce crime.
Lisa has been at the forefront working to address Wisconsin's worker shortage and to ensure that our economy works for all Wisconsinites. She has introduced legislation to raise the minimum wage and to increase access to childcare and paid family leave. Lisa has also led efforts in the legislature to restore a union voice for staff at UW Hospitals and Clinics and has fought for bargaining rights for teachers and other public employees.
As a member of the Great Lakes Legislative, Lisa has been active on multi-state task forces on nutrient pollutants in our lakes and on getting lead out of drinking water. She has introduced legislation as part of a collaborative Forward on Climate Initiative and has worked to address PFAS contamination in drinking water as an author of the CLEAR Act. Lisa has fought for funding for our state parks and for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program. As the Ranking Democrat on the committee that reviews administrative rules, Lisa has fought back against attempts to undermine rules that hold polluters accountable, and as a member of the Energy and Utilities committee, she has worked to increase the use of clean and renewable energy sources.
The voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around. That is why Lisa has been a leader in the fight for fair maps and non-partisan redistricting reform. As a member of the Campaigns and Elections committee, she has been on the frontlines protecting our democracy from those who wish to tear it down in their efforts to cast doubt on the results of the 2020 election. In the face of division and heightened tension, Lisa is working to unite us. She has introduced Money Out, Voters In legislation to get back money out of politics and the Campaign Integrity Act to ensure accountability, integrity, and transparency.
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