Prior to joining VOX, Lizanne served as Political Director for the National Association of REALTORS®, a 1.2 million member trade organization. She promoted the interests of over 160,000 members in 8 mid-western states, directed their lobbying and grassroots activities with Members of Congress, guided PAC fundraising and spending, and organized Realtor GOTV and direct mail campaigns for federal candidates. While at NAR, she was instrumental in a grassroots campaign that generated over 350,000 letters to Members of Congress impacting a vital real estate issue.
Lizanne has served in several press, grassroots and fundraising positions for candidates and party committees in Washington, DC and California. She got her start in electoral politics at the National Republican Congressional Committee where she organized the party’s coordinated expenditures on U.S. House elections. She returned to her home state of California to manage party conventions and press activities for the California Republican Party. She served as Finance Director for Matt Fong, raising over $3 million for Fong’s successful campaign for California State Treasurer. After Republicans took control of Congress, Lizanne returned to Washington to serve as Press Secretary of the NRCC, where she handled press relations, advised House campaigns on press strategy and prepared then-Chairman, former Rep. Bill Paxon, for his press appearances.
Lizanne is originally from Southern California and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Pacific in Stockton, CA.
Between work and being the mother of two young boys, Lizanne does not have much free time for hobbies. However, she likes to hike, garden, play tennis and watch her sons play lacrosse. She also serves as Membership Director of her local pool and Treasurer of Cub Scout Pack 1509.