Lisamarie is a wife, mother, immigrant to the United States and daughter of immigrants. Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario Canada to Caribbean parents, Lisamarie has called metro Atlanta home since 2005. A 2009 Georgia State University College of Law grad, she has been a career public servant.
A former public defender, now prosecutor and adjunct professor, Lisamarie understands that the ideal time to make a difference in someone’s life who comes into contact with the criminal justice system is when the offenses are non-violent and low risk. That is why she is running to be the next Solicitor-General for Gwinnett County; to create meaningful intervention and diversion programs that will hold people accountable while also addressing root causes in hopes of breaking the cycle of recidivism.
Lisamarie understands that misdemeanor crimes can have a negative impact on someone’s life. Job opportunities, housing, student loans and serving in the military may be affected. She will work to ensure that the Solicitor’s office handles cases efficiently so that victims are served and receive the resources they need, and defendants are able to address their cases without undue delay.
Lisamarie is running to focus on bringing efficiency to the office because justice delayed is justice denied. She is running to ensure that meaningful programs are put in place to help people. She is running to build bridges with other community partners, because ultimately, community safety is a community issue that requires all community leaders to be invested and work together.