Meet LT COL Lisette Bonano
Serving The People of
I am running for Florida State House, District 67. My family has deep roots in our U.S. military. My father, five siblings and my eldest son represented the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Marine Corps. I was raised and graduated from high school in Frankfurt, Germany. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, Masters in International Relations, and doctorate in Educational Leadership.
My military career started in 1981 as an ROTC graduate. I retired as a U.S. Army LTC in January 2010. My military training are in the areas of: Human Resource (Personnel), Civil Affairs, PSYOPS, Inspector General (IG) and Intelligence. I was deployed to Iraq while on active duty and I was deployed to Afghanistan as a contractor and Subject Matter Expert (SME) on U.S. military Inspector General (IG) matters. I trained and led the Afghan National Army (ANA) Inspector General (IG) team in Gardez (FOB Lightning), from 2010-2011.
My military and childhood experiences have taught me how to serve and to lead a diverse group of people. As the former Joint Staff, Pentagon, Human Rights officer-I deeply value people of all walks of life.
I am ready to use these experiences and tenacity to serve the people of Hillsborough county. I will listen to their requests and activate their voices. Freedom Reigns!