Lisa M. Marra serves as the Deputy Director of Elections for Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes. Lisa joined the executive team 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.
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). She directed all aspects of workforce development and membership services for the nation’s oldest and largest construction trade association.
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 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, 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.