Congresswoman Susie Lee Receives Endorsements from Southern Nevada Latino Leaders

May 31, 2022

LAS VEGAS — Today, Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03) received endorsements from dozens of Latino leaders across southern Nevada. These endorsements come several months before November’s general election, in which Congresswoman Lee’s seat will be critical in maintaining the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.

“The Latino community plays a key role both culturally and economically in southern Nevada. As we continue to get Nevadans back to work and our children back in classrooms, this community deserves a representative in Washington who will continue to help it get back on its feet and prosper,” said Congresswoman Lee. “I’m honored to have the endorsements of so many of our Latino leaders here in southern Nevada. I look forward to working with them and the Latino community at large to strengthen our economy and give our children the education and futures they deserve.”

“Susie Lee has been a champion for our schools and our students for decades,” said Lt. Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead. “As an educator and a mom, I know that our communities need leaders who do more than talk—they act—and that is exactly what Susie Lee does. From Communities in Schools to the halls of Congress, Susie Lee is looking out for Nevada families, Nevada students and Nevada educators and I’m proud to endorse her for re-election.”

“Susie Lee is a proud champion of comprehensive immigration reform and helped pass the American Dream and Promise Act in the House to protect our DACA and TPS recipients in Nevada,” said Senator Fabian Doñate. “I’m proud to endorse her, and I know that she will continue to lift up southern Nevada’s Latino community and protect all families building better futures for themselves in our state.”

“I wholeheartedly endorse Congresswoman Susie Lee for re-election. When the pandemic hit, Congresswoman Lee quickly took action to pass the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan to ease the struggles of Nevada families and keep Latino-owned businesses afloat in southern Nevada,” said Assemblyman Edgar Flores. “As we recover, Congresswoman Lee is working in Washington to strengthen our economy, ensure all of our children have access to top-tier educations and guarantee that all southern Nevadans are given opportunities to achieve success. I am pleased to support her and look forward to continuing to work with her to ensure southern Nevada’s Latino community flourishes.”

Since entering office, Congresswoman Lee has been a champion for southern Nevada’s Latino community. When the pandemic hit, she took action to pass the CARES Act and the American Rescue plan to send direct relief to struggling families and keep the doors of Latino-owned businesses open. Congresswoman Lee voted to pass the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 to ensure that the more than 12,000 DREAMers that call Nevada home have the opportunity to build better lives for themselves in the Silver State.

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

Lieutenant Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead

Las Vegas City Councilwoman Olivia Diaz 

Senator Mo Denis (SD-02)

Senator Fabian Doñate (SD-10)

Assemblywoman Selena Torres (AD-03)

Assemblywoman Bea Duran (AD-11) 

Assemblywoman Cecelia González (AD-16)

Assemblywoman Elaine Marzola (AD-21) 

Assemblyman Edgar Flores (AD-28)

Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (AD-41) 

Tony & Elaine Sanchez 

Artie Blanco, DNC member and constituent

Felicia Ortiz, Nevada Board of Education

Edith Fernández, Higher education leader 

Anthony Ruiz, Higher education leader

Gil Lopez, Executive Director, Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus

Jose Melendrez, Professor, UNLV

Sylvia Lazos, Professor, UNLV

Mariana Kihuen, former Director of Government Affairs, CSN

Briana Escamilla, Latino community leader

Devlin Daneshferouz

Ramona Esparza, Vice President, Leadership Institute of Nevada

Reyna Bernal, Community activist and small business owner

Raquel Cruz-Juárez, Latino community leader