Mercer Island - Educator turned CEO Lisa Wellman announced her campaign today for State Senate in the 41st Legislative District. Wellman – a Democrat – is running to unseat incumbent Republican State Senator Steve Litzow.
“In the business world, we are held accountable based on the bottom line and the bottom line is Senator Litzow isn’t getting the job done. Since riding the Tea Party wave into the State Senate, he has consistently added to the gridlock in Olympia by playing partisan games on school funding, traffic congestion and women's health issues. We need leadership not game playing. It’s time for a change,” said Lisa Wellman.
Lisa Wellman is endorsed by U.S.House of Representatives member Adam Smith, State Representative Judy Clibborn, State Representative Tana Senn, King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci, former State Senator Fred Jarrett, former State Representative Marcie Maxwell, and others.
Wellman is currently Managing Director for nsquared solutions, a software development company. Lisa serves on the Washington State Public Works Board, delivering vital public works infrastructure projects across our State, and as a board member of Partners For Rural Washington. She has been a mentor at the MBA Program at Foster School of Business at the University of Washington for eight years.
Wellman began a career as a public school teacher but changed course into the business world including a stint as a Vice President of Apple Computer. Lisa’s business background includes work at Allstate, Radarworks, CampusCE, Deep Canyon and Sustaincommworld, a sustainability consultancy.
“Education is paramount and infrastructure is fundamental to the health and safety of thriving communities," Lisa stated. “My experience will benefit the 41st at this critical time.”
Previously, Wellman has served on the boards of Washington CASH (now Ventures), the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB), and the Washington Business Alliance.
Lisa Wellman has a B.A, Summa Cum Laude, from Barat College of DePaul University and in her spare time enjoys photography, travel, reading and bridge. Lisa has two daughters and a grandson and resides on Mercer Island.