Meet Lisa McCormick

Once, Americans could complete a course of free public education, which prepared one to get a 40-hour per week job that paid enough to have a really good life & retire at 60.

Those days are gone now — as people struggle to make ends meet with two or three jobs — but Americans can take back our quality of life if we only #ReverseReaganomics!

Lisa McCormick is running for Governor

America’s greatness is not in its ability to kill and destroy. Our unity, values and aspirations to improve are the hallmarks of our greatness. From the American Revolution to our pursuit of ‘the Great Society’ Americans are unique in the history of the world because we value one another as equals.


Lisa McCormick is a mother & small business owner who advocates a progressive agenda to address the broken political and economic systems that have essentially legalized bribery, permitted overt racial segregation throughout New Jersey & undermined almost all the advances of the 20th century

McCormick supports public campaign funding, term limits, action to curb corruption & restrictions on ethical conflicts.

McCormick would expand free public education pre-K to college, cut property taxes in half & end to racial segregation.

McCormick would truly legalize marijuana and outlaw unwarranted domestic spying. We must redeploy law enforcement resources because more than 75% of reported crimes currently go unsolved by police.

A homeowner and publisher of New Jersey’s oldest weekly newspaper, Lisa cares about community.

Lisa McCormick understands the challenges facing working families in today’s economy. She knows the impact in our society from manifestations of injustice and incompetence because she has witnessed them.

Owning a home, raising a child and meeting a payroll would be enough for many people but Lisa has also been a progressive activist, fighting for justice, advocating smart & honest policies, like breaking up big banks, stopping corporate tax dodgers, Medicare for all and expanding free public education to included pre-K and college.

Lisa will work to eliminate the corrupt influence of dirty money in politics with an affordable system of fair & clean elections. Eliminating political payoffs is the only way to put on a public agenda items such as state-funded child care, paid family leave, universal health insurance, free tuition at public colleges and universities.

Americans agree with Lisa McCormick on the issues.

A lifelong New Jersey resident, Lisa McCormick is the publisher of a weekly newspaper and community news website. McCormick studied Industrial Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, earned a certificate in office administration from Cittone Institute, and graduated J.P. Stevens High School in the Middlesex County community of Edison Township.

Before she acquired her own business, Lisa McCormick enjoyed a varied career at Schering Plough, Seton Hall, Unz & Co., Hewlett Packard, Chanel, Fortis, and EDS. She assisted the president of Dataflex Corporation and was an administrative operations manager at an investment clearing firm in Plainfield.

The measure of human character is not how many times you get knocked down. What counts is whether you get back up. Lisa McCormick suffered some terrible injuries, but she has also conquered adversity.

After a 2008 auto collision caused her to have disk replacement surgery in 2010, Lisa McCormick endured a second accident in which she fractured two vertebrae in her spine. Today, she remains on the mend but vigorously pursues a healthy regimen of yoga, ice skating, horseback riding and other physical exercise.

Lisa McCormick is a transformational political talent, with the tenacity to forge ahead in pursuit of the restoration of democratic equality in America. Her 2018 primary challenge for U.S. Senate stunned a political establishment that failed to hold Donald Trump accountable, collaborated with the corrupt administration of Republican Chris Christie and sold out working class New Jerseyans to do favors for rich political contributors who were robbing taxpayers.

If you would like to help advance this kind of idealism, please consider making a donation to Lisa McCormick.

To become a candidate, visit the Run With Lisa webpage and sign up today!

74 comments on “Meet Lisa McCormick

  1. June 16, 2016 Karen Todd

    I would like to be added to your email list

    • June 1, 2018 MJ

      Win or lose, you’ve got my vote. I have had enough of the cronyism. The thought of voting for Bob Menendez makes me ill. He SO need to go.

  2. July 1, 2016 Sam Berman

    Please look into the subject of our food and the soil.

    Healthy, available food will increase our health, lower our health costs and healthy soil will not only help create it, but will also lower our effects on the climate. Creating a healthy food supply on healthy soil is a win-win-win for everyone (except the agribusiness and the chemical producers who are in bed with our politicians).

    In my opinion, there is nothing more important than our health and the health of the planet and they go hand in hand. Please look more closely at this issue.

  3. July 1, 2016 Elon James

    I’m with you Lisa

  4. July 1, 2016 Thomas S,. McGrath

    I would like to stand for public office , however I am an honest person and i am not sure if that disqualifies me for office.
    I am a supporter of Bernie Sanders and his political philosophy.

    • July 10, 2016 Lisa

      that does not disqualify… it just means you have to learn when to talk and when to keep quiet

      • August 3, 2016 Maggie Karp

        I also want to run for office and believe I am a good candidate. How does one do this? Am also a Berner.

        • August 9, 2016 Lisa McCormick

          Please sign up on my volunteer page and indicate what office you would like to pursue.

    • July 15, 2016 Rachel Linden

      Let’s change the old dynamic of corruption…lets swing the power back to the people and value integrity again. If more good people throw their hat in the ring…it may invite others to do the same.

    • July 27, 2016 Ruth Schmid

      Please, Tom, run for public office. If indeed you are an honest person, you have nothing to lose. Decide what your platform is, after you decide the office you want to hold, and go for it.

      and Good Luck

  5. July 1, 2016 Aristo Martin


    You are doing a great job. I am proud of you. As a father of a grown-up daughter and adopter of two teenagers presently living with us, I feel convinced that one has to inspire them to be sensitive to their political environment. This way they will develop the so called fire in the Belly as a fighter.

    It is amazing that how low these candidates got in order to grab the Presidency. Bernie is my hero. His revolution shall be continued no matter if he becomes nominated by the party. I hated Debbie Wassermann taking sides in favor of Hillary. I also believe that Mr. Sanders should continue his fight all the way to the convention. He will not be known as Ross Perot.

    He wants to end corruption, cronyism. Our country departed from Democracy and turned out to be just another Republic, propagating the “Rule of Majority” with a corrupt majority. Until the sane and honest people be capable of overturning it, the business will be as usual. Here is my expectations:
    -To limit the congressional term to (2) two years.
    -Declare and lobbying illegal.
    -Public officials not to be able to turn into a lobbyist for 7 years after leaving office.
    -Appeal and overturn Supreme Courts decision to allow the dark money to enter in politics.
    -Number of Senators should not be limited to two per each state. It has to be a fixed fraction of total voting population of each state so that Rode Island and California will not have the same number of Senators.
    -Supreme court members shall be elected by voters and not by nomination to be sabotaged by the opposing party.
    -Federal government shall fund the funds necessary for national elections based upon the available voting population of each state and prohibit and private money to pour in elections. Money should not determine a winning candidate. It should be the power of their ideas and initiatives to attract the voters preference.
    -Strict rules to be implemented to prevent the congressional representatives to fill their pockets having access to proprietary information in congress.
    -To institute harsher rules, jail terms and restitution of embezzled money as a result of public official’s corruption.
    -No foreign money to be permitted to enter into Candidates coffers to be utilized for elections or influence their vote

    Until then the business will remain as usual. These guys are not worthy of my hard earned, minuscule retirement allowance.

  6. July 1, 2016 Ida

    I am interested in learning more.

    • July 29, 2016 Dana


  7. July 1, 2016 John F. Kroschwitz II

    Hi Lisa,
    I previously have held public office and would interested in pursuing office again. Let’s open up a dialogue.

    John F. Kroschwitz II

  8. July 1, 2016 Wm Duwan Johnson

    Thank you I like to be a part of your organization. Please send me updates of on coming events. I was approached by the other candidates people in Newark NJ to attend a meeting and I wasn’t happy with the way the people talk down to the Newark residents.

  9. July 1, 2016 Bob Guijarro

    Impressive story. I hope you fully recover from the effects of the accidents. The reform of our political system is as important as the economy. I don’t see the regular party apparatchiks or the elitists in universities or the media having any appetite for reform, so it must be outsiders to the mainstream Democrat Party.

  10. July 1, 2016 Bob Guijarro

    Impressive story. I hope you fully recover from the effects of the accidents. The reform of our political system is as important as the economy. I don’t see the regular party apparatchiks or the elitists in universities or the media having any appetite for reform, so it must be outsiders to the mainstream Democrat Party.

  11. July 1, 2016 Riz Malik

    We can meet

  12. July 1, 2016 Kathy King

    I would like to follow up with this idea. I come from a political family, and I see the strategy.

  13. July 1, 2016 Glen Fabisevich

    Hi Ms. McCormick,

    I’ve been considering running for office for a while. I’m still sorting out where I stand on the issues, but I’ve traditionally leaned progressive. I voted for Bernie, and would vote for him today if he were the nominee.

    These days, I’m looking more into what would make our government functional. I am interested in solving poverty, and I am interested in which technologies would provide our people with jobs and happiness, and our planet with sustainability.

    I’m an active volunteer with Wolf-PAC, which is an all-volunteer organization looking to restore free and fair elections by calling for the 28th Constitutional Amendment. I have experience with leading meetings with Assemblymen and State Senators, persuading them to vote for our resolution to call for an Article V Single-Issue Convention of the States. I’ve worked hard in NY State, and I was recently up in Rhode Island, helping them successfully pass our resolution there, making them the fifth state to pass our resolution.

    I am interested in running for office, but I am not that familiar with local politics, and what we can accomplish there. I’m sorting out my personal priorities on the issues, but the experience could be helpful to shape them.

    If we can meet our goals of making our government more functional, and the people satisfied with their everyday lives, that would be a good personal goal. We have lots of work to do, and I would be interested in exploring ways that I might be able to help.

    Please let me know if there is any way I can help.

    Glen Fabisevich

  14. July 1, 2016 John Callari

    Hell of a idea, please keep me in the loop.

  15. July 1, 2016 Eileen Diaz

    I’ll vote for you Lisa.

  16. July 1, 2016 Edward A Friedman

    Dear Lisa,

    I would be interested in participating your efforts to put people on the ballot.

    I ran in Hoboken as a democratic convention candidate for McGovern from Hoboken in 1968.I have served as Dean of the College at Stevens and continue to write, teach and lecture about nuclear weapons policy.

    My wife and I own a home in Hoboken.

    My email is

  17. July 2, 2016 Rozella Clyde

    I am Running for Morris County New Jersey Freeholder in 2016 and my husband is running for Chathsm Borough Council thanks to Bernie’s call for us to get involved. I started my Csmpaign in March, my husband in June, an old with another Bernie supporter, Thad Kobylarz! We are committed to turning Morris County blue!

    • July 24, 2016 Lisa McCormick

      I understand you were endorsed by the Morris County Democratic Committee in the primary and ran against the candidates on Bernie Sanders’ line. We are hoping to present challengers to the ‘regular political organization’ candidates all across the state. Since no Democrat has won a county position in Morris for several decades, your area does not have the same problems as many other places but we would want leaders who are open to standing against the culture of corruption and revving up a massive grassroots army during the primary season. We would be pleased to help if you are willing to buck the Establishment.

      • October 27, 2016 Dave Misiura

        NJ will have another Goldman Sachs Wall street bankster for governor, Phil Murphy, who worked for Hillarys corrupt state Department

        • February 25, 2017 Lisa McCormick

          Not if I can help it! The choice is really up to you.

  18. July 2, 2016 Scott Ryan

    I’m a Republican, but if I wasn’t, I’d vote for you. You seem truly genuine and I wish you good luck in getting into office and actually practice what you preach if you do get in there.. God Bless you, Scott Monetti

  19. July 2, 2016 tyrone hodge

    You are an inspiration

    • July 25, 2016 Lisa McCormick

      Thank you!

  20. July 2, 2016 Jeremiah francisco

    Good morning
    I would like to meet you if possible
    If there’s anything I can do to help

    • July 24, 2016 Lisa McCormick

      Please give me a call at 732-340-1980 or email your location to me at

  21. July 2, 2016 Jonathan Lancelot

    I appreciate your effort to keep the political revolution alive! I would like to speak to you about my future campaign this year. I live in Kinnelon NJ in District 26. I am interested in meet like minded revolutionaries all across NJ. We should all be in touch and organize. Thank you!

  22. July 2, 2016 Joy Hochstadt

    Where are you. I’d like to meet you in person and consider running for office in Monmouth County . Joy Hochstadt

  23. July 2, 2016 Leonard Nieves

    I am still going to be a bit cautious, being I am a retired police officer, who back 7 years ago helped the current governor into office with my brothers and sisters in blue, whom are members of the PBA.
    All of us current and retired are being pushed around by this bully. I’ve been retired for five years, haven’t received COLA, I can live ok for now, but in a couple of years it will difficult to survive. So I am interested in hearing how things will change for myself and my brother and sisters in blue.
    Also can’t forget about the Teachers and Firemen.
    I want to hear the plan for the three most important entities in NJ

  24. July 3, 2016 Richard Askins

    I got one of your emails. I would like to know more about your vision and evolving suggested policies/platform as the “Democrats for Change” (Party?)

    I’m really not that interested in running for County Freeholder as your email might suggest. If I decided to run for anything, I’d feel more comfortable initially attempting to get elected to a NJ or Fed. Legislature spot.

    • July 25, 2016 Lisa McCormick

      As a group, we will have to decide which volunteers run for each of the available offices based on participation from people like you but there are literally hundreds of elected posts at stake.

  25. July 3, 2016 Elsie Fountain

    I read Lisa’s bio and it is amazing. More important is her desire to put a pin hole in the corruption blanket over our precious country. A nation cannot stand long with so much corruption in it’s governing body.
    Bernie did a great job. He is my hero. The corporate mafia was shaken by his efforts.

    I am 81 years young, still working a little and I will do whatever I can.
    God Bless, Elsie

  26. July 3, 2016 Simon Palacios

    Hi Lisa
    Please contact me when you can.
    Simon Palacios

  27. July 3, 2016 Aliza Anvari

    I am interested in running for office. Please contact me.

  28. July 4, 2016 Rachel Linden

    Lisa you seem like a powerhouse.
    Let me know how I can assist.

  29. July 5, 2016 Marion Massaro


    At present I am job hunting but when I work it is in health care. I would like to meet you as I have been a lifelong Democrat, have worked the polls and have never missed voting in an election. What’s happening in this country is disgraceful and embarrassing. If there is a meet and greet, please include me.

  30. July 9, 2016 Muoki Khayadi

    I would like to run as a freeholder, what is required for me to participate.

    • July 25, 2016 Lisa McCormick

      Sign up at you will get more information based on where you live and your qualifications. As a group, we will have to decide which volunteers run for each of the available offices based on participation from people like you but there are literally hundreds of elected posts at stake.

      • July 27, 2016 Henry Green

        Hello Lisa, i live in Atlantic City and received many emails from you i have a local radio show on on Friday nights to 8-10pm. Im a local activist and have run fot council and school board. I like you platform and want to get involved. I hope to have you on my show The Kevin Hall show program. But im building myself to run for office again. Please reach out to me when you can. Keep fighting! Thanks Hank.

    • July 25, 2016 Lisa McCormick

      Sign up at and you will get more information based on where you live and your qualifications. As a group, we will have to decide which volunteers run for each of the available offices based on participation from people like you but there are literally hundreds of elected posts at stake.

  31. July 15, 2016 Simon Palacios

    I am interested to learn more.
    Please call me 862-414-6770

  32. July 27, 2016 ilene beckerman

    Proud to be for Bernie….and thank you to Bernie.

  33. July 27, 2016 Steven Maness, Ph.D.

    Lisa, I am a former Democrat and a former elected Republican committee person in New Jersey. I am interested in returning the Democratic Party to the one that my immigrant parents and grandparents treasure. One that had the values that has long since disappeared from the current Democratic Party. If you’re interested, then I would be interested. Here’s my information, pease get in touch with me…..let’s talk.

  34. July 28, 2016 mary arthars

    I like you!

  35. July 31, 2016 Maryke Alburg

    Please put me on your mailing list.

  36. August 3, 2016 Michael Decker

    Good for you. Lisa! What are you running for/

    • August 9, 2016 Lisa McCormick

      I am recruiting people to run for office and helping them qualify for next year’s primary election ballot. We have a lot of work to do, recruiting candidates, volunteers and donors! Anything you can do would help.

      I may seek the US Senate seat now occupied by Bob Menendez in 2018, since he is under indictment for behavior that typifies what is wrong with Washington. Please stay informed, feel free to share your thoughts and consider making a recurring donation of $36 to fund our effort to rebuild our democracy by displacing the billionaires and power brokers.

  37. August 3, 2016 Fred

    I wanna run for an office

    • August 9, 2016 Lisa McCormick

      Please sign up on my volunteer page (see the green button on this page) and indicate what office you would like to pursue.

  38. August 3, 2016 Lester Hemphill

    My foremost concern is preventing Donald Trump from getting anywhere near the White House. He is dangerous to the security of our nation. What kind of businessman has 4 bankruptcies? He is impulsive.

    To anti-Trump people, there are 4 options. The correct option is to vote for Hillary, although some consider her to be the lesser of 2 evils. Vote for the other major party is the only effective way. I do happen to also support Hillary’s vision for our nation’s future, and I think she is best qualified. Option number 2 is vote for a third party candidate like Gary Johnson or Jill Stein; however that is wasting your vote. Why throw away your vote on somebody who is highly unlikely to win? Option number 3 is vote for Bernie Sanders as a write-in. Bernie doesn’t want your write-in, because he made a motion that the Democrat convention nominate Hillary by acclamation. Option number 4 is to not vote, but that sabotages our democracy. Option 4 is having an attitude of Que Sera, Sera (What Will Be, Will Be), which is not democracy. Option 4 gives up your say in who gets elected.

    Lester Hemphill

  39. August 3, 2016 Lester Hemphill

    Briefly, how did the 2016 presidential election turn out to be a choice of the lesser of two evils?

    • August 9, 2016 Lisa McCormick

      This election is not a choice of the lesser of two evils, no matter how many people say it is.

      Hillary Clinton is an accomplished woman who has served the nation for decades. You may be disappointed in Hillary but Donald Trump, whose rhetoric is opposite to everything America stands for, would be a danger to life on this planet if he got elected.

      People must recognize the difference between a disappointing friend and a deadly enemy and stop drawing false equivalents. I’m with her.

  40. August 4, 2016 Sarah Wilson

    Hi Lisa,

    I was a Bernie Sanders volunteer who wound up on your list. I like the ideas you are promoting, but it is unclear what you are running for. Your website doesn’t indicate what office you are seeking. You may wish to clarify this.

    • August 9, 2016 Lisa McCormick

      Sarah, I was also a volunteer for Bernie. In 2010, I ran for Union County Clerk and got 47% of the vote in a primary against a long time incumbent. I have also been active with MoveOn and other progressive groups.

      My first priority is recruiting other people to run, so in the next Democratic primary election voters have a real choice for every office on the ballot. Perhaps I will run for US Senate in 2018, but I am keeping my options open for now. Without a volunteer army and many small donors contributing on a regular basis, people like us will have no chance against political insiders funded by billionaires.

      Let’s build the progressive movement and then see how I can be of most help. It’s about We, not Me!

  41. August 7, 2016 Robert Miller

    Good intentions, bad idea. The idea will help insurance companies gain premiums and lawyers generate revenue. Here are the facts according to the CDC. 33K die per year with gun. Two thirds are suicides, which leaves around 11K per year deaths. The 11K per year has been steady since 1980.

    While it is tragic that people die each year with guns, the issue is not guns but violence. The largest tragedies in American were NOT committed with guns it was Oklahoma and 9/11 both without the use of guns, but did have hate and violence.

    We must find out why our country is so violent and resolve. When it comes to leadership we must first tackle the issues that affect the most people, sorry to say gun deaths are not. We have more children dying from pool accidents than gun accidents. We have more people dying from no health care or inadequate health care. We have more people dying for auto accidents, yet vehicles can have 400+ horsepower go 0-60 in under 5 seconds. We create vehicles that are designed to break the law and no one cares.

    Is death the tragedy or how the death occurs? Think about it.

    Since time is limited we must focus on the issues that affect most people not the one that affect the smallest. As callous as it sounds that is what determines true leadership not taking on media popular topics.


  42. August 8, 2016 Ann Evans

    The Democratic Party in New Jersey is an ossified machine which needs to be disrupted hard. Christie, who has proven himself to be the man of ill will I always knew he was, proved the weakness of the Democrats. I’m all for a progressive push in the state, knowing that it won’t be easy. These Old Boys + Christie Whitman know how to hold onto power.

    • August 9, 2016 Lisa McCormick

      It will not be easy but it will be worthwhile. Will you sign up as a candidate, volunteer or donor?

  43. August 16, 2016 Rey Montes de Oca

    What is your policy on fixing New Jerseys Medical Marijuana program, so patients can get the care they need?

  44. January 30, 2018 Carlos Barrezueta

    I am very happy to know that you are fighting for everybody.

  45. June 4, 2018 Hernando VILLAFANE

    Lisa, I’m with you. Count with my vote tomorrow. 6-5-2018

  46. June 19, 2020 John Galan

    “enjoyed a varied career”

    • June 24, 2020 Lisa McCormick

      You realize that means I had some good jobs and some crummy jobs, just like everybody else. I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth and I had some bad breaks, but Americans have always aspired to do better. I am running for office because we have a responsibility to serve, and voters deserve a choice.

  47. June 23, 2020 Howard Deutsch

    Congressman Rush Holt used to have frequent Town Hall meetings in Monroe Township and across the district, as well as by phone. Bonnie Watson Coleman is a stealth Congresswoman. We never see her or hear from her. I have never heard of her having a town hall meeting.

    Lisa, you should commit to having frequent town hall meetings and be accessible to voters. Let people know you will be much more accessible and in touch with voters than Bonnie Watson Coleman is. Most people don’t know who Bonnie is or what she stands for and supports, and what she is against.

    • June 24, 2020 Lisa McCormick

      I absolutely promise to hold frequent town hall meetings, be accessible to voters and work to make the political process more open to ordinary citizens. It seems that the entire political establishment is based on raising money, and that is just wrong for America. It gave us Donald Trump, but it also gave us the conditions that make a Trump possible.

      If you send me to Washington, DC, I will work for you — not the corporate donors who supply bribes in the form of campaign contributions to our entire body of representatives.


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