Lisa A. Sobecki Biography

Lisa is a long-time public servant. She served in the U.S. Navy as the first female fire safety instructor sailor. During her service, Lisa was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for 3.5 years and at Charleston, South Carolina for two years.

Originally from Republic, Missouri, Lisa has been part of the Toledo landscape for many years.

She served as a member of the Toledo Public Schools Board of Education for eight years, during which she served as board president and served on the Ohio School Facilities, Policy, Curriculum, Human Resources, and Community and Public Relations committees.

During her tenure, Lisa oversaw the construction of 44 new schools and the renovation of two 100-year-old high schools, implemented a strategic plan, and oversaw a balanced budget.

Lisa was elected to the Ohio House in 2018 and served four years as State Representative. During her time at the Statehouse, Lisa served on a variety of committees, including the Primary and Secondary Education Committee, Economic and Workforce Development Committee, Ways and Means Committee, State and Local Government Committee, Joint Education Oversight Committee, Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, and the State Report Card Study Committee.

Bills sponsored by Lisa and passed by the House 133rd & 134th General Assembly include the Eugene Kranz Day, the Officers Dia and Stalker Highway, a $5 million grant for CDL opportunities to grow the workforce, and Fair School Funding, to name a few.

Before running for the Ohio House, Lisa worked as an economic support specialist for Lucas County Job and Family Services. She was active within her union, AFSCME Local 544-01, and served as the chapter’s chair.

Lisa lives in Point Place. She has been married to her husband Eddie for 27 years, has two sons, one daughter-in-law, one granddaughter, and one grandson.