Slide
Facebook Logo

About Lisa

A passionate advocate for education, Lisa began her career as a public school teacher but changed course in the 1980s becoming a systems analyst and programmer. She was recruited by Apple Computer to head up commercial publishing for the company’s U.S. markets. Her success with Apple in the 90’s led to her promotion as VP of Worldwide Publishing, Entertainment and New Media Markets.

She earned a B.A., Summa Cum Laude, from Barat College of DePaul University and in her spare time enjoys photography, travel, reading and bridge. She has two daughters and a grandson and resides on Mercer Island.

Read Sen. Wellman’s full biography here.

Latest News

A quick summer update

A quick summer update

Dear neighbors,  We are nearing three months since the end of the 2022 legislative session and while many are campaigning during this time, other Senators, myself included, are not yet up for re-election and are still hard at work meeting with community members, and stakeholders, and road-mapping the upcoming ‘23 session.  If you missed it in my last newsletter, Washington State received an AAA bond rating throughout the public health crisis, underscoring Washington State’s economic viability for businesses and solid financial management, even in the height of a global pandemic.  Through thick and thin we remain one of the best places to do business. You can read more on how we just ...

Read More

Lisa In The News

Spokesman-Review: Washington is only state that doesn’t require kids to be in school until they turn 8 – a bill under consideration would change that

Spokesman-Review: Washington is only state that doesn’t require kids to be in school until they turn 8 – a bill under consideration would change that

The Legislature will consider a bill this year that would lower the compulsory school age for children from 8 to 5. Under current state law, parents must send their children to school – whether it be public, private or home-based instruction – starting at the age of 8. While most families opt to send their children to school before then, they ...

Read More
Seattle Times: Catch up with rest of U.S. and require schooling at age 5

Seattle Times: Catch up with rest of U.S. and require schooling at age 5

Washington’s last-in-the-nation minimum age for compulsory education is antithetical to the state’s values of educating its youngest residents. Lowering the age of compulsory education to age 5 — from age 8 — should be a no-brainer. Most states require school enrollment by age 5 or 6. Washington offers free public education for all children aged 5 and older, but doesn’t require ...

Read More
The Seattle Times: Give every student access to computer-science education

The Seattle Times: Give every student access to computer-science education

Despite Washington’s status as a technology hub, more than 40% of the state’s public K-12 school districts didn’t offer a single class in computer science, according to recent data. That’s abysmal. Not every young Washingtonian will want to grow up to work in computer-related industries, but each student should have the opportunity to explore these in-demand and lucrative careers. Click here ...

Read More