Susie Lee ~ U.S. House, District 3

"Susie Lee was born to a working class family in Canton, Ohio. After graduating from public schools, Susie paid her way through Carnegie Mellon University. She moved to Las Vegas in 1993. She's has launched and worked with nonprofits that produce real results for the most needy Nevadans." On her campaign website, she writes, "My career has been about taking on tough problems, rolling up my sleeves, and bringing people together to find solutions that improve people's lives. In the meantime, the dysfunction and gridlock in Washington has been making it harder for Nevada families to get ahead. I know that our leaders in Washington should work together to find real solutions to problems in our community. It's what I've been doing for my whole career, and it's why I'm running for Congress."

On healthcare . . .

"Health care needs in 21st century America must also include expanding access to mental health treatment and long-term care. Too many Americans cannot afford or get access to treatment for mental illness. Too often, patients are only first able to access mental health treatment after they have entered our justice system. We must work to expand the availability and accessibility of preventive mental health services."

On the environment . . .

"I have been a strong advocate for conservation in Nevada, and have a deep appreciation for the value of Nevada’s natural resources and public lands."

Plans for Economy

During a recent news conference in April, Representative Lee stated, "We are determined to fight to open up our economy in a science-based, safe manner. That means we need to focus on testing and making sure that testing becomes more and more widespread. We’re nowhere close. We are one-fifth of where we need to be in terms of providing testing.”

Education Policy

"After moving to Las Vegas in 1993, Susie became the Founding Director of After-School All-Stars, which serves over 7,000 students every day after school. Since 2010, Susie served as President of Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS), a leading dropout prevention organization. Under Susie’s leadership, CIS has grown to serve over 64,000 students in 63 schools in Nevada."

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