Lisa Lane Gioia was born, raised and educated in the metropolitan Detroit area. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with majors in Economics and Japanese, Lisa moved to Japan for a year of intensive language study, but ended up staying for additional ten years working for an intellectual property law firm, first as a translator and then as manager of their translation department. Upon returning to the Detroit area, she started her own business specializing in the translation of patents and intellectual property related documents from Japanese into English.
Voting again after her return to Michigan, Lisa found herself "politically homeless": completely dissatisfied with both of the two old parties' philosophies, and most certainly with their self-serving actions. She found her home upon discovering the Libertarian Party and its combination of responsibility and freedom, joining the party in 2014, and running for U.S. Representative Michigan District 10 in 2016 and Michigan Attorney General in 2018 as the Libertarian candidate.
Her background, independent spirit, work ethic, ability to navigate diverse cultures, and desire to support each and every individual and their inalienable rights will, she feels, best serve the citizens of Michigan’s 14th District. The combination of business experience to eliminate the inefficiency and incompetence rampant in government, and the principled intent to SERVE and not govern, provide residents of the Grosse Pointes, Detroit, Southfield, Lathrup Village, West Bloomfield, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake and Pontiac a chance to bring real, effective change to D.C..