Lisa McCormick is a mother & small business owner who advocates radical progressive change to address the broken political and economic systems that have essentially legalized bribery & permitted overt racial segregation throughout New Jersey.
McCormick proposed public campaign funding, term limits, plus a full-time unicameral legislature prohibited from taking outside income and subject to strict conflict of interest rules.
She also has a plan that would expand free public education from pre-K to college, cut property taxes in half and put an end to racial segregation.
McCormick opposes traffic enforcement cameras and laws prohibiting marijuana use, because we must redeploy resources since more than 75% of reported crimes currently go unsolved.
Since 2006, she has owned CMD Media, which publishes a community news website formed by combining the the Clark Patriot, South Amboy Citizen, Perth Amboy Gazette, the Atom Tabloid, and the News Record, which was once designated as New Jersey’s oldest weekly newspaper in continuous circulation since 1822.
Lisa McCormick understands the challenges facing working families in today’s economy. She knows the impact in our society of manifestations of injuctice 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.
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.
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 has enjoyed a varied career at Schering Plough, Seton Hall, Unz & Co., Hewlett Packard, Chanel, Fortis, and EDS. She worked for the president of Dataflex Corporation, before it was acquired by CompuCom Systems Inc., and served as 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 is someone who has conquered adversity.
After a 2008 auto collision caused her to have disk replacement surgery in 2010, two-and-a-half years later Lisa McCormick endured a second accident in which she fractured two vertebrae, also known as the backbone or spine. Today, she remains on the mend but vigorously pursues a healthy regimen of yoga, ice skating, horseback riding and other physical exercise.
This suggests that Lisa McCormick may be someone with transformational political talent, the tenacity to forge ahead despite overwhelming opposition in pursuit of an almost universally desired goal, the restoration of democratic equality in America. If you would like to help advance this kind of energy, please consider making a donation to Lisa McCormick.