Meet Lisa Fleishman
Lisa is a long-time resident of Carlisle. She was raised from a young age in Grinnell and graduated from Indian Hills in Ottumwa with a degree in Criminal Justice. She is married to her college sweetheart and the couple has a daughter. Fleishman has worked full time in a family-owned local construction business since 2008 and is a huge believer in the trades and understands that a strong work ethic and outside of the box thinking leads to success.
“I’m running for State Senate because I understand what public service and rolling up one’s sleeves to get a job done actually means. I also believe in compassion and common sense. There are absolutely pragmatic ideas as Iowans we all embrace. If we agree on so much as neighbors, then why hasn’t our current State Senator been reflecting those values? My plan is to actually listen to and interact with my fellow neighbors in District 11, something that’s sorely been missing for us in current representation. I have, and will continue to fight for our local schools, small businesses, and family farms so there’s a level playing field for all in our communities.”
Lisa is a proud blue-collar small-town business woman who knows that the only way for anyone to accomplish big goals is to communicate with everyone, foster a sense of community, and always act with intention, purpose, and Iowa values. Due to her rural grassroots organizing experience, Lisa has been featured in the New Yorker, WHOTV13, quoted in the Chicago Tribune, been a speaker at the SoulCraft Summit about rural organizing and is the author of, “Boots on the Ground, a grassroots tale…” a book about making pragmatic and positive change in rural communities.
Lisa currently lives in Carlisle with her husband of 26 years, Aaron.