Lisa Marra has been with Cochise County since 2012 and was appointed Director of Elections in 2017 after serving as Community Relations Administrator for the Board of Supervisors overseeing legislative affairs, public relations, grant writing and management of federal funds. 

Prior to leaving Phoenix to relocate to southern Arizona and focus on the needs of rural communities, she was Vice-President of Workforce Policy at the Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors (AGC) where she directed all aspects of workforce development and membership services for the nation’s oldest and largest construction trade association.

Lisa is serving her third term as President of the Election Officials of Arizona (EOA).  The EOA represents all 15 county election directors.  

She holds a Bachelors’ degree in Business, a Certified Public Manager (CPM) certification from Arizona State University and most recently obtained the highest professional achievement for election officials in the country, Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA).  CERA designation is a multi-year course of study presented by Auburn University through the Election Center’s Professional Education Program. 

Lisa and her husband live in Palominas, in southern Arizona on historic ranch property near the border of Mexico at the San Pedro River.  Her hobbies include quilting, reading election case law late into the night, refusing to attend every fight she’s invited to, and rolling her eyes out loud.