Why you should support Lisa Battista

I’m running for Congress because I’m profoundly afraid for our country and our world if we continue on the reckless and destructive path that is being set by the Trump administration and Republican leaders who are failing to speak out against it.  Our government is poised to craft critically important policies in the areas of healthcare, immigration, the economy, and dealing with foreign powers.  We need thoughtful, principled leaders who will set politics and money aside and work to find sensible solutions to serve the people and move our country forward.  

I’m a smart, discerning attorney, with skills that are sorely needed in Congress. I understand the law, how it’s made, and what happens when courts are called upon to interpret it. I have worked in litigation since 1990, doing the kind of thorough, painstaking work that our legislators need to be doing in order to reach the best decisions for our country. We have seen the damage and wastefulness that come from our government leaders making decisions haphazardly, and can’t afford to tolerate it any longer. I know how to look at a problem from every angle, leave no stone unturned, and incorporate input from all stakeholders.

97 percent of civil lawsuits settle without going to trial; I have been very successful in achieving consensus by helping the parties understand the strengths and weaknesses on both sides and brokering compromise resolutions that are acceptable to all involved. My experience in consensus-building will enable me to reach across the aisle and achieve sensible solutions instead of gridlock.

When the time comes to fight, however, I’m the person you want in your corner.  I am a born advocate, called to stand up for people who need help and relentless in pursuing justice for them.  Litigation is a great equalizer, and I have gone up against the biggest law firms with the wealthiest clients and prevailed by making the better argument and persisting until the end.  I am battle-tested and ready for Congress, and ready to put my skills to work for the people of District 10.

For more information, please visit www.battistaforcongress.com.


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  • Christina DiEdoardo endorsed

    “I took the California Bar Exam with Lisa in 2008. Ever since then, it has been an honor and a pleasure to call her my professional colleague as well as my friend. Lisa sets the standard for professionalism in the courtroom and out of it and no one I know is more willing than she is to generously give of her time to pro bono clients who desperately need it. I know she will fight for the interests of every resident in District 10 when she goes to Washington D.C.--and Lisa tends to win the battles she fights! It's an honor to stand with her as she takes the next step in her career of public service.”

  • Suzie Sherman endorsed

    “For as long as I've known Lisa Battista, she has been an open-hearted advocate for social change. We have known each other since the George H.W. Bush administration, and fought side by side against unjust military interventions, for environmental justice, for LGBT rights, and against police brutality and institutional racism. And all this was likely after she had handed in a full day of paralegal work, a full load of college classes, and after a shift playing piano for the local Lutheran Church. Lisa is a highly realized political advocate for us all, because her life experience has demanded complexity and nuance. She has built bridges in her life between working class Canton Ohio, where she grew up, and the intersectional reality of making her adult life in California, as a lawyer, as a professional woman, and as an advocate for equality and for economic and political sanity. Please join me in supporting Lisa Battista's campaign for U.S. Congress in the 10th Congressional District.”

  • Karen Spiegelman endorsed

    “We need more strong, smart women in our government. And Lisa Battista is a wonderful voice for America.”

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  • Christina DiEdoardo endorsed

    “I took the California Bar Exam with Lisa in 2008. Ever since then, it has been an honor and a pleasure to call her my professional colleague as well as my friend. Lisa sets the standard for professionalism in the courtroom and out of it and no one I know is more willing than she is to generously give of her time to pro bono clients who desperately need it. I know she will fight for the interests of every resident in District 10 when she goes to Washington D.C.--and Lisa tends to win the battles she fights! It's an honor to stand with her as she takes the next step in her career of public service.”

  • Suzie Sherman endorsed

    “For as long as I've known Lisa Battista, she has been an open-hearted advocate for social change. We have known each other since the George H.W. Bush administration, and fought side by side against unjust military interventions, for environmental justice, for LGBT rights, and against police brutality and institutional racism. And all this was likely after she had handed in a full day of paralegal work, a full load of college classes, and after a shift playing piano for the local Lutheran Church. Lisa is a highly realized political advocate for us all, because her life experience has demanded complexity and nuance. She has built bridges in her life between working class Canton Ohio, where she grew up, and the intersectional reality of making her adult life in California, as a lawyer, as a professional woman, and as an advocate for equality and for economic and political sanity. Please join me in supporting Lisa Battista's campaign for U.S. Congress in the 10th Congressional District.”

  • Karen Spiegelman endorsed

    “We need more strong, smart women in our government. And Lisa Battista is a wonderful voice for America.”

  • Lynn A. Combs endorsed

    “I've known Lisa for 12 years--we met in law school. I quickly learned she is brilliant, thoughtful, a fast learner, conscientious, a fierce advocate, committed to standing up for every-day people and wants to make this world a better, more just place. I whole-heartedly endorse her and encourage those who are looking for a thoughtful and compassionate force-to-be-reckoned-with to represent the CA 10 to consider supporting her. She is EXACTLY what we need in Washington, DC right now.”

  • Scott Whitesides endorsed

  • David Mosher endorsed

    “I support Lisa Battista for U.S. Congress, California District 10 because we need someone in Congress to represent the people and not just the wealthiest people. As a CEO of a Silicon Valley start up, what Trump is doing is not good for Silicon Valley or California as a whole. The hard working people of California deserve better in Washington D.C.”

  • Sara Neale endorsed

  • Anna Elizabeth Schaap endorsed

  • Andrew Chang endorsed

  • Pat Mullan endorsed

  • William Gwire endorsed

    “I've known Lisa for well over 15 years, and watched her progress from a paralegal to a skilled lawyer. I've employed her in both roles. What would she provide as a congresswoman? Well, to start, she's really smart, a quality that seems to be sorely lacking in Washington right now. And, it's not just book-smart. She's got street smarts as well. She is as detailed and careful about making important decisions as anyone I've ever known. Imagine having that quality brought to complex bills and thorny situations. When I get a project back from her, no matter how complicated, I can rely on it being accurate and well thought out. She understands the big picture issues, but ferrets out the small critical details. She presents her positions with conviction but not overly aggressive. She's fair, honest, and compassionate (another quality that seems to be missing in D.C. these days). Our clients, as diverse a group as you will find, all love her. And, she's friendly, funny, gracious and kind. I recommend her whole heartedly. You will not be disappointed. I'm tempted to say, "trust me", but that phrase seems to have some baggage around it these days.”

  • Anna Dickinson endorsed

    “Lisa is extremely intelligent, insightful, creative, and compassionate. She understands the complex, nuanced problems people face, and can translate concern into action. She's always front-and-center when people need an advocate. She's a dedicated fighter, and will work tirelessly for the people of District 10 and our nation.”

  • Claire Kooyman endorsed

    “I believe Ms. Battista is an excellent choice to be in a place of power in our government. I have known her since I was around 12, and she has been many things during that time: a lovely pianist, passionate lawyer and now, politician. What I can tell you runs through all of these careers, and this woman, is a devotion to service of community. Lisa Battista cares about our state, and our nation, in an inclusive way that seeks to empower everyone to assist their community with their unique talents. My life has been enriched so many times over by her compassion, humor and intellect. I know that if elected, she will serve to the best of her ability, and work as many hours as it takes to get the job done. She has an excellent mind, but more importantly, she has an excellent heart, and she will serve District 10 with her whole being.”

  • John Silverman endorsed

  • Ben Isserlis endorsed

    “Lisa is an amazing person and a passionate advocate for good government. I know she'll work tirelessly for the people of district 10!”

  • Craig M Hughes endorsed

  • Tina Nusman endorsed