Susie Lee is seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District (CD) of Nevada. Because Democratic incumbent Jacky Rosen is not seeking re-election to instead run for U.S. Senate, Nevada’s 3rd CD is an open seat. Lee won the crowded Democratic primary on June 12 by over 58 percent. The general election, which will be held on November 6, is a high stakes election because Nevada’s 3rd District is a swing district. Cook’s Political Report has rated the race a toss-up. This race in a purple district is likely be one of 2018’s most competitive, but Susie Lee is a champion for families and her election would ensure that Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District will continue to be represented by a progressive, pro-choice woman.
Background and Achievements
Susie Lee was raised in a middle class home, one of eight kids. Her mother took care of her siblings while her father, a military veteran, earned his living working in a steel plant. Upon graduating high school, Lee put herself through Carnegie Mellon University with scholarships, loans, and part-time jobs. She later moved to Las Vegas, where she founded of a homeless shelter for women, families, and single parents. Lee then became the founding director of the After-School All-Stars (ASAS), a non-profit that provides after school programs for low-income children. Since 2010, Lee has served as president of the board for Communities in Schools of Nevada, a leading high school dropout prevention organization. Susie Lee has dedicated her career to helping disadvantaged women and children, and is running for Congress to continue to fight for these communities.
Positions on Key Issues
- Advocates for women’s reproductive rights
- Supports protections for Dreamers
- Believes in expanding access to quality, affordable health care
- Advocates for equal access to quality public education
- Advocates for action on climate change and moving towards clean energy
Prospects & Opponents
Susie Lee won Democratic primary race for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District on June 12 against six other Democrats. Jacky Rosen, the Democratic incumbent, is vacating her seat to run for U.S. Senate. On November 6, she will face off against Danny Tarkanian in the general election. Republicans see the opening in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District as an opportunity to turn the swing district red and the National Republican Congressional Committee included this district as a target for 2018. The race to represent Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District in the House will be one of the most competitive races in the country.