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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 12

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Lisa Remmer

41,780 votes (13.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Restrain unelected bureaucrats [currently holding our country hostage]; return decision making power on education and on all social issues including marijuana-- to the individual states
  • Cut federal spending; cut taxes on middle class and small businesses; cut regulations for small businesses
  • Respect legal immigrants who followed the law [top conflating them with illegal immigrants under umbrella term of "immigrants"; track and end visa overstays; prevent border trafficking of drugs and people; increase border security; amnesty for DACA



Federal Aviation Administration Commercial PIlot Instrument Multi-Engine License (current)
San Francisco State University MA, English: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (2007)

Community Activities

Pro-Con Guide contributor, San Francisco League of Women Voters (2017–current)
Vice-Chair Membership, Vice-Chair Finance, Member, volunteer, Republican Party of San Francisco (2015–current)
Coach and assistant coach, Vikings Soccer (1997–2010)
tour guide, room parent, back-stage manager for winter program, Chinese American International School (1997–2006)
Teacher, Unitarian Church of San Francisco (1998–2006)


Flight Attendant, Purser, Russian translator for Pan American World Airways

Commercial Pilots and Flight Instructor, self-employed.

Teacher of U.S. History, government, ESL, computer skills, resume writing at Vietnamese Community Center

Substitute Teacher grades 2-12

Tutor and workshop teacher CCSF

Writing and research coach SFSU

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (5)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Lisa Remmer:

I support Reform California's proposed 2020 ballot initiative and will be working to get signatures, so it will be on the ballot. This initiative will provide 7.5 Billion a year for road repair, with funds provided by taxes on diesel and gasoline. This initiative will provide 7.4 billion a year for transportation projects including bus, light rail, and bike lanes, using the sales tax on cars and on car insurance and some fines for traffic tickets.   

The reason the state of CA keeps asking for more money is that the lawmakers keep diverting funds to their pet projects. Even the latest gas tax increase of 70& effective 11/1/17--has been raided and looted. Politicians need to work with lock boxes and stop raiding our gas taxes. CA state budget is outrageous. 

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?
Answer from Lisa Remmer:

Stop being a sanctuary state and providing so much free stuff to illegal immigrants., especially criminal illegal immigrants.  We are a magnet for people looking for free handouts.

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House.
Answer from Lisa Remmer:

More work visas, especially for agricultural workers.

build and repair the wall in high trafficked areas, and increase drone coverage.

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?
Answer from Lisa Remmer:

End high-speed rail project in CA.

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?
Answer from Lisa Remmer:

Teach children to debate civilly starting in grammar school.  Violence, name-calling, and bullying must be unlearned.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $22,443

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Lisa Remmer
Employees of Alameda County, California

More information about contributions

By State:

California 87.01%
Ohio 12.99%

By Size:

Large contributions (88.89%)
Small contributions (11.11%)

By Type:

From organizations (1.56%)
From individuals (98.44%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Individual privacy and limits on government.

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