Lisa learned her work ethic from her father who immigrated to the United States, the legal way. He stood in line, filled out the forms, and taught himself how to read, write and speak English, and he worked hard to provide for his family. From her father Lisa learned that she could accomplish anything if she worked hard enough.
Education is important to Lisa. She was the first in her family to attend and graduate from a four-year university and receive a Bachelor’s Degree,as well as the first in her family to receive a Doctorate degree. Lisa balanced her studies while working her way through U.C.L.A. and Law School. She has a Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctor Degree.
Lisa’s love for education led her to join the faculty of the University of Phoenix, teaching courses on Political Science, the United States Constitution, NV Constitution, Advocacy & Mediation, State & Local Political Processes, Critical Thinking, and Business Law. She currently teaches U.S. Constitution and NV Constitution courses in the Political Science Department at Truckee Meadows Community College.
Lisa believes in creating strong communities. Lisa served as a Commissioner on the State of Nevada Commission On Aging and Disability for three years. She looks forward to working on legislation that will help our community’s senior citizens with the issues that are important to them. She is also a former member of the Nevada Commission on Aging Subcommittee Concerning Legislative Issues.
Lisa also served as a Commissioner for the City of Reno’s Recreation and Parks Commission for seven years, where she advocated for a family-friendly environment in the City of Reno.
Through her love of the arts, Lisa served on the Reno Philharmonic Association Board of Trustees and as the President of the Reno Philharmonic Guild.
Lisa cares about education. She was an active participant in her children’s public schools for their entire education. Lisa volunteered in the classroom, teaching Junior Achievement. She served on the Board of Directors of the State of Nevada P.T.A. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Hunsberger Elementary School PTA. She was also a member of the Galena High School PTO Boosters.
She is a member of the Alliance with Washoe County Medical Society, and former First Vice President of the Board. She is a member of the Washoe Republican Central Committee, and a member of the Incline Village Republican Women’s Club. She is an Associate member of the Carson City Republican Women, Mt. Rose Republican Women, the Republican Women of Reno, the Washoe Republican Women, and the Republican Men’s Club of Northern Nevada. Lisa also serves on the National Board of Directors of Women In Government, an organization that encourages women to run for public office. Lisa has received numerous honors and awards as a Legislator, including the National Woman of Achievement and Distinction Award. She also received the National Rising Star Award from Governing , Inc. Lisa has been called “A Rising Star and One to Watch”
Lisa was first elected to the Nevada Legislature in November 2016.
During the 2017 Nevada Legislative Session, Lisa served on four committees: Judiciary, Corrections, Parole & Probation, Education, and Natural Resources & Mining. She served as the Minority Chair for Corrections, Parole and Probation.
During the 2018 Interim Session, Lisa served on the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice, and the Legislative Commission on Veterans, Senior citizens, and persons with disabilities.
During the 2019 Nevada Legislative Session, Lisa served on the Health and Human Services Committee, Education Committee, and on the Judiciary Committee (as Minority Chair). Lisa served in Leadership as the Assembly Republican Whip.
During the 2020 Interim, Lisa served on The Legislative Commission and the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice Committees.
Lisa also served in the 31st and 32nd Nevada Legislature Special Sessions in 2020. In both of these sessions, she served as the Assembly Republican Whip.
In November 2020, Lisa was re-elected by the people to serve her third regular term as Nevada State Assemblywoman.
During the 2021 Nevada Legislative Session Lisa worked hard for the people of Nevada. She served in leadership as the Republican Assistant Whip, on the Judiciary Committee as the Assembly Republican Chair, on the Health & Human Services Committee, and on the Education Committee. Lisa passed six Bills into law to improve the lives of Nevadan’s, help Disabled Veteran’s, Victims of Human Trafficking, Children, person’s working in the construction industry and Affordable housing, Job creation, Holocaust & other Genocide studies, Senior Citizens & Disabled persons. Lisa voted NO on the big Mining Tax, a tax directed at a single industry.
Lisa also served in the 33rd Nevada Legislature Special Session in November 2021, as Assembly Republican Assistant Whip.
Lisa is married to Charles Krasner, M.D. and they have two adult children.