Working to Make Greater Newark Even Greater!
Councilwoman Lisa Diller was elected to the 5th District New Castle County (NCC) Council seat in 2009.
Lisa Diller is married to John Tobin, a fellow Democrat, AFSCME member of Local 1862, former Vice-Chair of the 23rd District Democratic Committee. John is a native Delawarean, born in Milford on Delaware Day (and everyone knows that's December 7!). They were married on November 10, 1990, the first Saturday after the General Election. Yes, electoral politics has always played a role in their relationship.
Lisa and John attended the University of Delaware as undergraduates and they returned to Newark because they thought it would be a great place to raise their family. Their daughter Mei is a student at Newark High School and enjoys basketball, singing, drama and playing the ukelele. Their bunny, Peaches, is not interested in politics and is more likely to chew a political brochure than read it.
Lisa’s experience with both nonprofit organizations and government agencies gives her management experience and an understanding of the importance of constituent services. She served as the administrator for the State of Delaware’s Office of Volunteerism where she managed a multi-million dollar budget. She also holds a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary and has taught at several local colleges.