Lisa Burnam

Lisa Burnam

Prince George's County Council, District 9, MD

Lisa is a socialist running to represent District 9 on the Prince George's County Council. She believes urgent action is needed to address our climate emergency and other critical issues facing Prince George's County residents. Lisa is committed to ensuring the climate resiliency of the county and achieving housing justice, especially for seniors and people with disabilities. She wants to establish a county-backed health care plan, lower child care costs for everyone with children, overhaul our transportation infrastructure, modernize our schools, improve our roads, and fight for quality jobs and family-supporting wages.

She wants greater fiscal oversight, government transparency, and resident participation to ensure that the development of south county reflects the vision of those who live here. Lisa lives with her husband Tesfa and two children, Gadise (5) and Kidane (1), in beautiful Accokeek. Lisa is a member of the Resident Advisory Commission with the PG County Department of Environment, works at the Center for Economic Policy and Research, and has been a community activist for the last 15 years.