“I’ve been named the #10 most bipartisan member of the U.S. House and the #1 most bipartisan from Nevada. I ran for Congress to cut through partisan dysfunction and gridlock. I'm proud to lead in bringing Democrats and Republicans together to deliver on that promise.” (Website)
After her re-election in November 2022, Lee stated: “When I go back to Washington, I will continue to work to lower costs for families and ensure that the economy continues to grow while defending our fundamental freedoms, especially a woman’s right to choose.” (Twitter, 11/10/22)
BACKGROUND + EXPERIENCE
Lee graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh + earned a Masters’ degree in Public Management. Before running for office, Lee worked for + managed non-profits in the Las Vegas area. In 2010, she became president of the board of Communities In Schools of Nevada whose goal was reducing high school dropout rates.
In 2018, Lee defeated Republican Danny Tarkanian by eight points to replace outgoing Democratic incumbent Jacky Rosen who successfully ran for U.S. Senate. In 2020 Lee defeated Republican challenger Daniel Rodimer, a former professional wrestler + football player named as one of the GOP’s “Young Guns Contenders” in 2020. In ‘22, Rep. Lee defeated April Becker by 4% in this Biden +7 district.
ON THE ISSUES
Representative Lee supports:
• Addressing climate change, drought + conservation/public lands issues
• Clean energy
• Infrastructure investment
• Transparency in drug prices
• Middle class tax relief
• Access and opportunity for all.
• Improvements to our education system
• Honoring our promises to veterans
POLITICS IN NEVADA
Nevada remains a purple state that is seen as in play for both parties. Given the likelihood that Nevada will be a key Presidential battleground state in 2024 + the fact that Democratic Senator Jacky Rosen is also on the ballot, Nevada will be at the epicenter of national politics.
Nevada 03 has long been considered one of the most competitive districts, even after the most recent redistricting gave Democrats a greater voter registration edge there. While there is no current declared Republican candidate, Rep. Lee’s 2024 race will likely draw significant spending from outside groups since Republicans view the district as a prime flip opportunity.
COMMITTEES + CAUCUSES
• House Appropriations Committee; subcommittees focusing on Energy + Water; and Military Construction + Veterans Affairs
• House Natural Resources Committee
• Vice-Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus
• Whip of the New Democrat Coalition
• Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus
• Sits on the House Democratic Steering + PolicyCommittee