District 1

Mary Fischer, District 1Mary Fischer, District 1 (Vice Chair)

Elected November 2010
Re-elected November 2014
Re-elected November 2018
Term Expires November 2022



  • Resident of Cape Coral, FL, since 1977
  • Four children, eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren – Lee County School System graduates/students

Past & Present Experience:

  • The School District of Lee County – School Counselor; Teacher; Prevention Specialist
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
  • Nationally Certified Trainer, BullySafe, USA
  • 20th Judicial Circuit Court Administrator’s Office, Program Director
  • Lee Memorial Health System, Medical Social Worker


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science – focus psychology and criminal justice
  • Master of Arts Degree in Counselor Education, University of South Florida


  • Florida Crisis Response Team Recognition
  • Lee County School Counselor Association Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Community Service Award

Community Committees:

  • Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida Board of Directors
  • PACE Advisory Board
  • Cape Coral Mayor’s Scholarship Committee
  • Learning for Life, Inc., Co-chair
  • Healthy Lee
  • St. Katharine Drexel Church, lector
  • Junior Achievement Board of Directors

Lee County School Board Liaison / Present Positions:

  • Continuous Systemic Improvement Advisory Committee
  • Board Legislative Liaison / State
  • School Health Advisory Committee
  • Student Board Advisory Committee
  • Quality Improvement Advisory Committee