About Susan

Senator Susan Lee

Senator Susan Lee, an attorney, was elected to the Maryland State Senate in November 2014 after serving 13 years in the Maryland House of Delegates and was the Senate Lead Sponsor of the Maryland Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. She is the first Asian American senator elected to the Maryland Senate.

Senator Lee is the Deputy Majority Whip in the Senate; a Member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology, Safe Harbor Youth Victims of Human Trafficking Workgroup, and Governor’s Family Violence Council; Co-Chair of the Maryland Cybersecurity Council Subcommittee on Law, Policy & Legislation; Chair of the Maryland Legislative Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus; President Emeritus of the Women Legislators of the Maryland General Assembly (Women’s Legislative Caucus); and former Co-Chair of Identity Theft and Nanobiotechnology Task Forces.

Among her accomplishments for the term were leading legislative efforts to:

  • Keep our Public Schools fully funded, expand school construction funding, and keep college affordable
  • Mitigate Trump’s Rollback of the Affordable Care Act
  • Protect our earth against Climate Change and make our water, air, and Chesapeake Bay cleaner
  • Pass Gun Safety laws to build on Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act, one of the toughest in the nation
  • Protect domestic violence and human trafficking victims
  • Repeal the parental rights of rapists and provide for more effective prosecution of sexual assaults
  • Fight Elder and Child Abuse
  • Protect Disability Rights and Benefits
  • Stop Online Identity Theft
  • Stand up for Maryland against Federal actions to defund vital programs
  • Mitigate some of the negative effects of the Federal tax law changes
  • Protect our Elections against outside interferences
  • Allow for automatic voter registration
  • Fight drug price gouging
  • Expand Cybersecurity Tax Credit Program and create Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program
  • Increase transparency in Public Information Act requests
  • Allow over 700,000 Marylanders to Earn Sick Leave and Overrode Governor’s veto of this law.

For more on Senator Lee’s government service, public service, memberships and awards, read her official Maryland General Assembly biography page.

Susan is the daughter of a World War II veteran of the US Navy and retired Washington Post artist, and a proud product of the Montgomery County public schools, Leland Junior High School, Herbert Hoover Junior High and Winston Churchill High School. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park and University of San Francisco School of Law. Susan was a member of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes Board, Montgomery County Gang Task Force, and Progressive Maryland, as well as Co-Chair of the NAACP Multicultural Community Partnership. She was appointed to serve on the United States Patent and Trademark Advisory Board during the Clinton Administration.

Susan represents District 16, which includes Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Potomac, Rockville, Cabin John, and Glen Echo. She and her husband live in Bethesda.

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