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About Me

Hi, I’m Lisa OKeefe

SIngle mother - lisa and niki

I am a widow, and for most of my daughter’s life, I was a single mother. I have different memberships in groups including, but not limited to:

  • VFW Post 478 Auxiliary
  • Czechoslovakian Moravian Club
  • Polish Community Center
  • UNICO
  • St. Mary’s
  • Republican Women Women’s Club
  • Friends of the Broome County Library
  • Farmer Veteran Coalition Associate Member

I have been active in the community since I was 14 when my father ran for elected office.  Both my parents were born and raised in the area and have remained active and committed to making this a better place to live. It is from their efforts and beliefs that I developed the same core values of integrity and a strong ethical background firmly cemented in transparency. This principle was further accentuated when while still in high school I was afforded the opportunity to work for both the Republican and Democratic Parties so I could better understand their platforms and how they strive to make a difference. As a Senate Session Assistant, I was afforded the distinct pleasure of meeting with and listening to the concerns of residents. Based on a concern I heard repeatedly, I crafted a bill to protect child actors that is still in effect to this day. 

As a proud graduate of Binghamton Central and Broome Community College with an AA in Journalism and SUNY Stony Brook with an MA in Teaching and as a former teacher at the middle and high school levels, as well as, an Adjunct Professor I have a unique grasp of the role our schools will play in the future and understand the need to provide resources for our teachers and students

I have a BA in Political Science  from  SUNY Oswego and a BS in Law from Saratoga University School of Law and I have held elected office, so, I understand that the only way to effectuate positive change in government is to be willing to reach across the aisle and work together for a better outcome.

It’s because of my experiences and the values instilled in me that I feel I would be the best candidate to represent you. 

To see a few of my local accomplishments click here.