LISA GAUTHIER

DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP, PROGRESSIVE VALUES

I was elected to the East Palo Alto City Council in 2012 and am currently serving as Council Member.  I’ve previously held the positions of Vice Mayor in 2014 and 2018 and Mayor in 2015 and 2019. I currently serve as board member for the Peninsula Democratic Club and recently served as an appointed delegate for Senator Jerry Hill in District 13 for the 2016 and 2020 DNC Conventions.  

I recently worked as the Government Affairs Manager at Study.com, an online education company in Mountain View, where I supported the company’s community impact programs – including Working Scholars, a community-funded free college initiative.

I’m an active board member with Live in Peace, CCAG, San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services, Stanford Medicine Community Council, San Mateo County Flood and SLR Resiliency Agency and San Francisquito JPA. I’m a graduate of Emerge, a leadership program for democratic women and a Regional Area Director for BWOPA (Black Women Organized for Political Action).  I was awarded the Athena Award from the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce in 2018 and was recently chosen as one of Silicon Valley’s 100 Women of Influence for 2020 by Silicon Valley Business Journal.

In 2019, I earned my bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in general management from Thomas Edison University in New Jersey. I’m a proud mother of three young adults, longtime resident of East Palo Alto and active community volunteer. 

My priorities include equal access to education, addressing food insecurity, affordable housing, and protecting the values of the Democratic Party. Serving my community and witnessing the inequities and disparities within it, drives me to seek a seat at the table where decisions affecting communities like mine are made. Representation matters.

 

I would be honored to earn your vote.

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