Susan Lee

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Susan Lee
Maryland State Senate, District 16
In office
January 14, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 0
Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland House of Delegates, District 16
2002 - 2015
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland, College Park, 1976
J.D.University of San Francisco School of Law, 1982
Date of birthMay 14, 1954
Place of birthSan Antonio, Texas
ProfessionOf Counsel, Gebhardt and Associates
Susan C. Lee (b. May 14, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 16. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Lee served in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 16 from her appointment to the chamber on February 21, 2002, to January 14, 2015. She served as Deputy Majority Whip.


Lee's professional experience includes working as Of Counsel for Gebhardt and Associates, Legislative Assistant to President of the Montgomery County Council, Of Counsel with Pena and Associates, Private Corporation, attorney with Alexander, Bearden, Hairston, & Marks, LLP, and an attorney for the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Lee served on the following committees:

Maryland Committee Assignments, 2015
Judicial Proceedings
Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lee served on these committees:

Note: Lee also served on the Subcommittee on Juvenile Law (Chair).


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lee served on these committees:

Note: Lee also served on the Subcommittee on Juvenile Law (Chair).



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Susan Lee defeated J'aime Drayton and Hugh Hill in the Democratic primary, while Meyer Marks was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lee defeated Marks in the general election.[1][2][3]

Maryland State Senate District 16, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Lee 70.1% 28,603
     Republican Meyer Marks 29.9% 12,208
Total Votes 40,811

Maryland State Senate, District 16 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Lee 85.1% 12,196
Hugh Hill 13.3% 1,911
J'aime Drayton 1.6% 231
Total Votes 14,338


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Lee successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. She came in second, securing the second of three seats in the district.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 16 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png C. William Frick (D) 29,813
Green check mark transparent.png Susan Lee (D) 28,768
Green check mark transparent.png Ariana Kelly (D) 28,341
Jeanne Allen (R) 13,533
Carol Bowis (R) 11,619
Meyer Marks (R) 10,678


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Susan Lee ran for District 16 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of three seats, losing to Marilyn Goldwater but beating William Bronrott, Robert Dyer, Angela Markelonis, and Mike Monroe.[5]

Susan Lee raised $82,737 for her campaign.[6]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 16
Candidates Votes Percent
Marilyn Goldwater (D) 33,249 25.1%
Susan Lee (D) 33,064 25.0%
William Bronrott (D) 33,004 25.0%
Robert Dyer (R) 11,504 8.7%
Angela Markelonis (R) 10,924 8.3%
Mike Monroe (R) 10,433 7.9%
Write-Ins 98 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Lee was up for re-election, she collected $83,526 in donations.[7]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006, Susan Lee collected $82,737 in donations.[8]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Grand Mart Inc. $3,500
LA Mart Inc. $2,000
Jong Ha Lee Inc. $2,000
McGeo Food & Commercial Workers Local 1994 $1,750
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $1,500


Lee is Chair of the County Affairs Committee of the Montgomery County Delegation, and a member of the Maryland Bioscience Caucus, Women Legislators of Maryland Executive Board, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus and the Maryland Green Caucus.[9]

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