Senator Susan Lee

District 16 (Montgomery County)

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Annapolis Office
James Senate Office Building, Room 222
11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3124, (301) 858-3124

Susan C. Lee was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2002 and to the Senate in 2014 to represent District 16, and has been described as the General Assembly’s leader on cyber security and innovation, identity theft, online fraud, and consumer protection issues. As Co-Chair of the Maryland Commission on Cyber Security, Innovation and Excellence, and as Co-Chair of the Maryland Identity Theft Task Force, she has authored and led efforts to pass major laws to protect Marylanders against cyber attacks and terrorism, identity theft, and online fraud, and assist victims of those crimes.

During her two terms as President of the Women’s Caucus, Susan led efforts to pass an aggressive agenda of legislation to fight domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking; economically empower women, children and families; secure funding for statewide rape crisis centers; and authorize the placing a statue of Marylander and American hero Harriet Tubman in the United States Capitol.

Susan also is a champion of education, the environment, public safety, civil rights, transportation, quality health care, telemedicine, bioscience, clean energy, and emerging technologies. She authored Maryland’s first Telemedicine law as well as the law creating the Maryland Nanobiotechnology Task Force, which she served as its Co-Chair.

Susan, an attorney, serves as a Deputy Majority Whip; Judiciary Committee Member; Chair, Family Law Subcommittee; Vice Chair, Montgomery County House Delegation; Co-Chair of the Maryland Commission on Cyber Security, Innovation & Excellence. She also served two terms as President of the Women Legislators of Maryland (Women’s Legislative Caucus) and as the Co- Chair of the Maryland Nanobiotechnology Task Force and Co-Chair of the Maryland Identity Theft Task Force. She is the first Asian American woman and Chinese American elected to the Maryland General Assembly.

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 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 and 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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