Meet Lisa

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Dr. Lisa Willner is a life-long Democrat who has dedicated her career to helping others.

Lisa is a graduate of Yale University and received her PhD in Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.

Lisa and her husband John Scruton have lived in the 35th House District for 24 years where together they raised their two children, Ben and Eliza. They are members of First Unitarian Church, where Lisa formerly served as Director of Religious Education.

Lisa is a strong advocate for mental health issues and serves as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Psychology Association. Lisa also taught in the Psychology Department at Bellarmine University for nearly 20 years.

In 2014, Lisa was elected to the Jefferson County School Board where she was praised by educators, mental health professionals and her constituents for advocating for our public schools, and for her focus on mental health issues, advancing Fairness efforts, standing up for student voice and for greater labor/management collaboration. She served as Vice Chair of the School Board, where she listened to all voices, brought board members together, and was known for her hard work.

Lisa has been recognized by the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression for her work for racial justice, and has received awards from both the American Psychological Association and the Kentucky Psychological Association for her advocacy on behalf of psychology and mental health. She remains committed to standing up for all people.

In December of 2017, Lisa announced her campaign for State Representative after Representative Jim Wayne announced his retirement. Lisa is passionate about children’s rights, labor rights, human rights, environmental rights, women’s rights, Fairness, economic justice, and standing up for those who need a voice.

Lisa is committed to standing up for seniors, children, and families, and to expanding economic opportunities for the hard-working people of the 35th District.