SACRAMENTO : California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber announced the appointment of Lisa Martin as Chief Deputy Secretary of State. Her appointment comes after the historic swearing in of Secretary Weber as California’s first Black Secretary of State on January 29, 2020.
“Lisa Martin is a consummate professional with a long career in the public and private sectors,” Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber said. “As my Chief of Staff for eight years in the Legislature, Lisa cultivated a team of high-performing staff and created a positive office culture that directly contributed to my success as a lawmaker. I couldn’t be happier that she’s joining me in this new role.”
Martin most recently served as Chief of Staff for Secretary Weber in the State Assembly. Prior to this position, she served as Principal Consultant to State Senator Curren D. Price, Jr, where she served as staff Consultant to the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Procurement. Prior to her position with Senator Price, Martin worked for the California Department of General Services (DGS) as Acting Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs and a Legislative Coordinator. Martin began her career working for the California Taxpayers’ Association (Cal-Tax), a non-profit lobbying and research firm that focuses on public finance and management issues.
A native of Sacramento, Martin graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor’s degree in Government and a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree.