Endorsements for Lisa

***Texas Democratic Party Project LIFT Supported Candidate*** 

Stacy Anne Arias (Collin College Trustee)*

"I support Lisa in her bid for PISD Board of Trustees. She is passionate about the students and families of Plano. I have no doubt she will go above and beyond to do what is right. Lisa possesses the in-depth experience of classroom dynamics and the understanding of the student's struggle. This is who you want fighting for your child.”

Michael Messer (Author of Transparency in Testing Legislation)

"I don't typically endorse candidates for school board. That said, Lisa Kolodny has openly stated that she will be pushing for a local accounting of expenses related to standardized testing, even if the Transparency in Testing bill doesn't pass in the current legislative session. This is the type of leadership we need from our locally-elected officials. After reviewing the rest of her platform, I wholeheartedly endorse Lisa Kolodny for Plano ISD school board."


Nadine Raid (Former Elementary School Teacher in PISD)

“I’m endorsing Lisa Kolodny because It is my belief that she would be a great asset to any organization that would be fortunate to have her. She is fair, knowledgeable, caring, dedicated, and diligent. Lisa will work with her team to resolve any issue and to active the solution. For these reasons I endorse Lisa Kolodny for Plano ISD Trustee.”

Lorie Burch (Former and current candidate for Congress CD-3)

“Her experience and passion make her the best person for the job!”

Nassat Parveen (Miss Oregon 2018 and former Miss Plano 2018)

Emil Shabanov (Former PISD Student)

”Lisa is a passionate voice for all the right things our schools need!”

Tanner Do (Former Candidate for Collin County Commissioners Court)

Trish Patterson (Former Candidate for PISD School Board)

”Lisa is the right person for the job.”

Sakina Hussain 

Kara Sutton (Professor at SMU)

Sarah Mitchell

“Lisa's commitment to gun safety and her passion for ensuring our children get the best chance to succeed will keep our schools safe and the teachers and staff concentrated on the only thing they should be: the best education possible for our next generation.” 

Daniyell Lanier (Former candidate for County Judge)

Scott Coleman (Former Candidate for State House District 67)

Marc and Maryann Lohrisch (Maryann is a Co-Worker of Lisa’s and AVID Tutor)

”On experience alone, Lisa is miles ahead of any other candidate, but she brings so much more to the table. Lisa's intense passion for the the well-being of every child, both academic and emotional, is obvious to anyone who speaks with her. Please elect Lisa for the good of our schools and our city.”

Shellye Thomas (Former PTA President)

“Lisa is a hard working individual who I trust to do what is right for our children. She has the background and temperament to be effective on the board. ”

 Mitch Sotelo (Precinct Chair)

Shawnda Jacobs (former PISD Parent)

“I have known Lisa Kolodny since 2005. Our boys were in Cub Scouts together. My son is Autistic; he probably would not be reading if he did not have Lisa's help. Lisa Kolodny has lived in this Plano since her kids were small. Lisa volunteers her extra time and gets involved making a positive difference in her community. She knows what issues are effecting our kids’ education today, both from the perspective of a teacher and a parent. Lisa Kolodny has devoted her life to helping people develop their skills and be the best they can be. Lisa knows what steps need to be taken to continually improve PISD kids’ education. She will be a gem of an asset on the Plano school board. We are so lucky to have her on our team.”

Elaine Scharf

Our Revolution Texas

Our Revolution North Texas


*Position used for identification purposes only and does not imply an endorsement by a governing body