Representative Lisa Renee Villa
PO Box 427, Harrison, ME 04040
Rep. Villa is serving her first term in the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 98 which includes the towns of Bridgton, Harrison, Lovell, Stow and Sweden.
Villa was appointed to the Judiciary Committee by Speaker Mark Eves. The Judiciary Committee has one of the broadest jurisdictional charters in the legislature, this position gives Villa an influential voice in shaping legislation on issues relating to judicial system organization and budget, civil rights and family law.
Prior to being elected to the legislature Villa served two terms as a selectman in Harrison, two terms as the Cumberland County Finance Committee chairman, and Co-chaired the C.C. Charter Commission.
During her time as a selectman, Villa championed an additional ambulance service, which cut emergency response times considerably at no cost to taxpayers. In addition, she advocated for greater transparency and accountability in government, and fought for the creation of a finance committee, capital improvement plan, and earlier selectman agenda packets increasing the delivery from 4 hours to one week, so selectman could research the information they would be voting on. Villa also was the creator of the privately funded Bridgton/Harrison fuel collaborative that provides heating fuel to families on a one time emergency needs basis. Villa has won numerous grants for the Town of Harrison and worked on a grant with the Town of Windham to provide bus transportation to Western Maine. As chairman of the C.C. Finance Committee Villa was the leading opponent of Civic Center Bond Referendum, citing its continued financial dependence and burden on county taxpayers, this led to her appearance on WCSH6, WGAN and Voice of the Voter. As Charter Commissioner Villa co-chaired the committee that wrote, and helped to pass via referendum the first charter in Cumberland County history.
Villa is focused on job creation, creating efficiencies in government and the support of veterans and senior citizens.
Villa lives in Harrison with her daughter Taylor and has a son, Brandon Pullen, who lives in Portland. Villa is on a six month leave of absence from her position as a 26 year flight attendant with US Airways and serves as a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary.