Lisa Sparks: On the Issues
Our taxes are too high, gas is outrageously expensive, and a liberal socialist agenda is hurting the economy. A failure of leadership in Washington, D.C. has hurt Orange County residents and we definitely deserve better.
I am not a career politician and the establishment has failed us. I am a mother, public servant, and a Republican who has fought the status quo and is running for Congress to fight for Orange County families.
In 2016, I helped establish the School of Communication as its Founding Dean at Chapman University and have real world experience managing a budget, building coalitions, and implementing a vision that has positively impacted our residents.
On the Board of Education, I fought for school choice by passing four new charter schools, cut wasteful spending to put more resources back into our classrooms, and held administrators and teachers accountable.
As your U.S. Representative, I will stand up for you by working to:
Lower Taxes | Learn More
Californians pay the highest income, sales, and gas taxes. I pledge to vote against every tax increase, work to lower the tax burden on all Californians, and oppose any attempts to increase the federal gas tax.
Create Jobs | Learn More
A rampant socialist agenda and over-regulations are hurting California businesses. I’ll promote free market principles that grow jobs in California and spur the economy.
Stop Illegal Immigration | Learn More
A strong and secure border makes our country safer. Cities should not work against our nation’s security and shield illegal immigrants. We need to invest in our border and end the practice of sanctuary cities.
Take Care of Our Veterans | Learn More
Our veterans are a national treasure and deserve the highest quality of care we can give. I’ll fight to restore accountability at the VA to ensure veterans are getting the necessary healthcare they need and deserve in a timely manner.
Prioritize Public Safety | Learn More
Public safety is the most fundamental responsibility of government and I’ll make sure our law enforcement officials have the necessary resources to be tough on crime. I’ll also continue to fight the early release of convicted felons that endanger our families and communities.
Establish a Strong National Security | Learn More
Promote peace and prosperity through a strong military and national defense. For America to continue to lead globally, we need to invest in our military and protect our nation from those who attack our ideals. From cyber-attacks to foreign affairs, America needs a defense system built for this century.
Make Healthcare Accessible | Learn More
Americans deserve quality, affordable, and accessible health care that covers those with pre-existing conditions and gives Americans access to affordable prescription drugs that they need. Medicare-for-All or the government takeover of healthcare is not the answer when trying to fix our broken system.
Improve Education | Learn More
As a mother, I had three children go through the Orange County public school system, and I saw first-hand how broken our education system is. Our classrooms are too full, the curricula is often not innovative with a one size fits all approach that is failing, and our teachers lack the necessary resources our students need to succeed. I’ll fight to ensure Orange County families have school choice, improve the quality of our education, modernize our schools and provide innovative 21st century classrooms, and hold our administrators accountable for student performance.
As my children grew up, I often heard my daughters say,
“if anyone can fix this it’s mom”.
And that’s why I’m running for Congress.
I knew I needed to do something about our failing education system, so I decided to run for public office. I’m running for Congress because Orange County needs a leader who understands our issues, has the courage to stand up to our leaders, and fights for us.
If anyone can help fix the direction of this country, I believe it’s me, and I would be honored to have your support.