About Lisa Mandelblatt

A lifelong community activist, like many Americans, Lisa Mandelblatt was appalled to see Donald Trump elected with three million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton and only 46 percent of the total vote. Also, like many other Americans, she decided to do something to fight back, and now she’s running for Congress.

As a resident of Westfield, New Jersey, Lisa has worked with neighbors to make the community a better place to live, work and raise a family. She helped attract businesses to Main Street as a member of the Downtown Westfield Corporation.

Lisa helped expand Temple Emanu-El’s pre-school program as the chair of the Early Childhood Education Committee. She later served as a synagogue trustee, helping implement best practices for hiring and evaluation of employees. When her children were students at Washington Elementary School, Lisa coordinated efforts to raise needed funds for the school as a member and eventual Co-President of the PTO. Today, Lisa works as a substitute teacher in the Westfield elementary schools.

Lisa Mandelblatt is running for Congress because the only chance Donald Trump has to succeed in turning back the clock in America is with the support of members of Congress like Leonard Lance. Representative Lance has repeatedly chosen to stand with Donald Trump over the people he was elected to represent.

Lisa believes that instead of attacking Planned Parenthood, restructuring the tax code to benefit the wealthiest Americans, and pushing the agenda of the gun lobby, Congress should focus on creating good paying jobs, improving public schools, protecting women’s health care, and making sure everyone in New Jersey has a chance to get ahead.

Lisa has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a law degree from Fordham University, and practiced litigation law in New York and Massachusetts. Lisa and her husband Gary live in Westfield, New Jersey and are proud parents of two grown children.