Lisa Wilkes is a commissioner on the inaugural Colorado Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission, which passed its congressional map by the Colorado Supreme Court with no issues. She voted for the map that was passed eleven to one, garnering support from Democrats, Republicans, and Unaffiliated alike.
As part of this commission, Lisa was ecstatic to be a commissioner who put Amendment Y into practice. She was one of the commissioners who encouraged the commission to surpass their requirements for public outreach and increase the number of public hearings and time to leave public comment. House Bill 1073 was inspired by Amendments Y and Z, and it shifts much of the process followed by Lisa’s commission to the redistricting of the larger County Commissioner districts, which is facilitated by the County Clerk and Recorder.
Lisa previously worked for Hewlett Packard for almost fifteen years, focusing on data management and analysis, working with “big data.” She has a long history of being assigned to contracts with the express purpose of increasing efficiency and project flow and she applies that skill set to everyday issues as well as large events.
Lisa has an Associate of Science in Mathematics from Pikes Peak Community College and is currently a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs undergraduate, pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics.
Her rambunctious toddler is her pride and joy, she tries to spend as much free time as possible with him. She has been together with her wife for fifteen years and is happy as the head of a unique Colorado family.
Her political background includes working for Misty Plowright’s CD5 Campaign in 2016. She was the Democratic candidate for El Paso County Clerk and Recorder in 2018. She continues to volunteer for the El Paso County Democratic Party, where she has been the Chair of the Permanent Organization Committee for the last five years. The Permanent Organization organizes and facilitates the Assembly and Convention.
Lisa looks forward to putting her data management, efficiency expertise, and unique redistricting background to use as the new El Paso County Clerk and Record