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Lisa M. Marra serves as the State Election Director for Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes and is the state’s highest-ranking unelected elections official.   

She was first appointed Deputy Director of Elections in March 2023, after serving as the Director of Elections in Cochise County, Arizona.  She proudly served the residents of Cochise County since 2012, where she was Community Relations Administrator for the Board of Supervisors overseeing legislative affairs, public relations, and management of federal grant funds before being appointed Director of Elections in 2017.

Lisa served three terms as the President of the Election Officials of Arizona, representing all 15 county election directors.  She holds a Bachelors’ degree in Business, a Certified Public Manager (CPM) certification from Arizona State University and 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 reside in Phoenix with Gypsy Rose, their Basset-Catahoula dog.  Her hobbies include quilting, reading election case law late into the night, and refusing to attend every fight she’s invited to.  She highly recommends taking the high road whenever possible as there is almost no traffic on it these days.