Honorable Lisa Chimera is a lifelong resident of the Town of Tonawanda where she resides with her husband, Matt, and her two children, Alessondra and Matthew. She holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education and Special Education and a Master's of Science in Reading from Buffalo State College. Lisa has worked for the Ken-Ton school district as an educator for over 30 years.
Legislator Chimera previously served on the Town of Tonawanda board for fourteen years and was the first female Democrat elected in the town's history. She's served on numerous committees during her time with the town and was instrumental in governmental reform that saved taxpayers money while preserving important services.
Legislator Chimera was appointed to Erie County's Third Legislative seat on July 11th, 2019 after a decisive primary victory. She received the unanimous support of the Democratic committee members and the Majority Caucus. She is honored to serve the communities of Tonawanda & Kenmore along with the Black Rock, Riverside, and University Heights areas of the City of Buffalo.