Congresswoman Susie Lee Receives Endorsements From Southern Nevada Education Leaders

August 15, 2022

LAS VEGAS — Today, Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03) received the endorsements of numerous education leaders across southern Nevada. These endorsements come at the start of the new school year and just a few months before November’s general election, in which Congresswoman Lee’s re-election will be key to maintaining the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives. 

“I started my career  ensuring that every Nevada student has the resources they need to be successful, and I’m continuing the fight in Congress to guarantee that our students and teachers can thrive as they re-enter the classroom,” said Congresswoman Lee. “I will always deliver for our educators, and I’m honored to have the endorsement of so many of Nevada’s leading education advocates.”

“Susie Lee understands that access to a top-tier education is critical to setting up Nevada’s children for long-term success,” said Hannah Brown, education advocate. “I’m proud to endorse her for re-election, and I look forward to seeing her continue to fight in Washington to ensure that all Nevada students have the educational opportunities they need to create better futures for themselves and others.”

“Susie Lee has always been a fighter for children and has dedicated her professional life to helping working families obtain access to the American Dream through high-quality education,” said Sylvia Lazos, law professor. “She doesn’t just talk—she’s about action. I’m proud to endorse her, and I know that she will continue working in Congress to ensure that every student across Nevada has the opportunity to receive the education they deserve.”

“Susie Lee is not only a champion for public education, but has also consistently advocated for our students to have the mental health resources they need in order to be successful both in and out of the classroom,” said Larry Wiederhorn, former school psychologist. “Her commitment to Nevada’s students is unparalleled, and I’m honored to support her as she continues to work on their behalf in Congress.”

A lifelong education advocate, Congresswoman Lee began her career working to ensure that every Nevada student could receive a high-quality, public education. She co-founded the After-School All-Stars, which today provides after school programming to more than 7,000 Nevada children. Additionally, she served as president of Communities in Schools (CIS) to provide wraparound services to Nevada children and improve graduation rates.

Congresswoman Lee voted to pass the American Rescue Plan at the height of the pandemic to invest in K-12 schools and get our schools reopened safely. Additionally, she introduced the Communities Serving Schools Act to invest in wrap-around school services to help students succeed both in and out academics. Congresswoman Lee also introduced the Keep Our Promise to America’s Children and Teachers (PACT) Act to fully fund Title I and significantly increase federal funding for Clark County schools.

The following southern Nevada education leaders have endorsed Congresswoman Lee for re-election in 2022:

Lieutenant Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead

Senator Marilyn Dondero Loop (SD-8)

Senator Roberta Lange (SD-7)

Assemblywoman Selena Torres (AD-3)

Assemblywoman Brittney Miller (AD-5)

Joyce Woodhouse, Former State Senator and Former Elementary Teacher

Chris Giunchgliani, Former Clark County Commissioner and Retired Special Ed. Teacher

Elaine Wynn, National Chairman of Communities in Schools and Former President of Nevada Board of Education

Felicia Ortiz, Nevada Board of Education

Tim Hughes, Nevada Board of Education

Shelley Berkley, Senior Vice President, Touro University

Lisa Levine, Former NSHE regent 

Rodney Bell, Advisor, Liberty High School

Ben Nguyen, Teacher

Timothy Booher, Teacher

Tillie Torres, Teacher 

Hilary Moskowitz, Teacher

Sylvia Lazos, Law Professor

Larry Wiederhorn, Former School Psychologist

Hannah Brown, Education Advocate

Punam Mathur, Education Advocate

Ramona Esparza, Education Advocate

Sean Parker, Education Advocate