Susie Lee

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Susie Lee
Susie Lee, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's 3rd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byJacky Rosen
Personal details
Suzanne Marie Kelley

(1966-11-07) November 7, 1966 (age 54)
Canton, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Dan Lee
EducationCarnegie Mellon University (BA, MS)
WebsiteHouse website

Suzanne Marie Kelley Lee[1] (born November 7, 1966) is an American nonprofit executive and politician from the state of Nevada. A Democrat, she has been serving as the member of the United States House of Representatives for Nevada's 3rd congressional district since January 2019.[2] Lee was the founding director of the Inner-City Games in Las Vegas and has served as the president of Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS) since 2010.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Lee was born in Canton, Ohio, to Warren and Joan Kelley.[4] Lee graduated from Carnegie Mellon University.[5]

Early career[edit]

After moving to Las Vegas in 1993, Lee became the founding director of the Inner-City Games, now known as the After-School All-Stars, which conducts after school programs for children.[3] Beginning in 2010, Lee served as the president of Communities In Schools of Nevada, a dropout prevention organization.[6]

Lee has served on the Superintendent's Educational Opportunities Advisory Committee, Prime 6 Advisory Committee, Clark County School District English Language Learners Program Task Force, State Accountability Advisory Committee, UNLV's Lincy Institute Education Committee Advisory Board, and Guinn Center Board of Directors.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]



In the 2016 elections, Lee ran for the United States House of Representatives in Nevada's 4th congressional district.[8] She lost in the primary to Ruben Kihuen by 19%. She placed third place behind former State Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, who received 25.6% of the vote.


In the 2018 elections, she ran for Nevada's 3rd congressional district to succeed Jacky Rosen, who retired after one term to successfully run for the United States Senate.[9][10] Lee won the seven-way primary election with 66.9% of the vote.[11] She defeated Republican nominee Danny Tarkanian in the general election, winning 52% of the vote.[12]


On December 18, 2019, Lee voted for both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.[13]

Committee assignments[edit]

Caucus memberships[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susie Lee 25,474 66.9
Democratic Michael Weiss 3,115 8.2
Democratic Eric Stoltz 2,758 7.2
Democratic Jack Love 2,208 5.8
Democratic Richard Hart 1,847 4.9
Democratic Steve Schiffman 1,338 3.5
Democratic Guy Pinjuv 1,331 3.5
Total votes 38,071 100.0
Nevada's 3rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susie Lee 148,501 51.9
Republican Danny Tarkanian 122,566 42.8
Libertarian Steve Brown 4,555 1.6
Independent David Goossen 3,627 1.3
Independent American Harry Vickers 3,481 1.2
Independent Gil Eisner 1,887 0.7
Independent Tony Gumina 1,551 0.5
Total votes 286,168 100.0
Democratic hold

Personal life[edit]

Lee lives in Las Vegas with her husband Dan Lee, who is a casino company CEO, and their two children.[7][14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Carnegie Mellon Graduates
  2. ^ "CD3 winners Tarkanian, Lee confident as they pivot to next battle". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Humble beginnings shaped political ideology of Susie Lee". Las Vegas Review-Journal. October 21, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Balint, Ed (December 9, 2018). "From Canton to Congress: Susie Lee elected to Nevada House seat". Canton Repository. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  5. ^ Giwargis, Ramona (October 21, 2018). "Humble beginnings shaped political ideology of Susie Lee". Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "Elaine Wynn and Susie Lee Lead Communities in Schools of Nevada". Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Rindels, Michelle (September 14, 2017). "Democratic education advocate Susie Lee jumps into competitive House race after primary loss in 2016". The Nevada Independent. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "Lee makes political debut in CD4 race". March 21, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  9. ^ Bohrer, Becky (September 14, 2017). "Democrat Susie Lee to run for Rosen's congressional seat – Las Vegas Review-Journal". Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "Democrat Susie Lee announces bid for Congress seat Rosen leaving – Las Vegas Sun Newspaper". Associated Press. September 14, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "Nevada Primary Election Results: Third House District". The New York Times. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  12. ^ "Susie Lee wins Nevada's 3rd Congressional District seat". The Washington Post. December 12, 2018. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  13. ^ Panetta, Grace. "WHIP COUNT: Here's which members of the House voted for and against impeaching Trump". Business Insider. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  14. ^ Snyder, Riley (March 14, 2016). "Susie Lee's wealth under fire in competitive Nevada congressional primary". PolitiFact Nevada. Retrieved December 12, 2018.

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jacky Rosen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's 3rd congressional district

U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Andy Kim
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Andy Levin