LAS VEGAS – Former Vice President Joe Biden announced his endorsement of local education advocate and nonprofit leader Susie Lee in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District. Vice President Biden made the following statement announcing his support for Lee:
“What we need in Washington today are public servants who will work to find common ground and get things done for the American people. Susie Lee is one of those people. Like me, Susie grew up in a working class family, and like me, Susie benefited from the opportunities this country gave families like ours. Now, Susie has dedicated her life to providing those opportunities for today’s kids – and she has the results to back it up. At the end of the day, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, we all want the same things for our kids: good health care, an education that opens the door to a bright future, and a fair shot at getting ahead. Washington needs more problem solvers like Susie Lee, and I am proud to endorse her for U.S. Congress.”
“I’m honored to have the support of Vice President Biden, who has been a tireless champion for working families throughout his career,” said Susie Lee. “I look forward to advocating for our shared values in Congress.”
Since entering the race, Susie Lee has also been endorsed by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Rep. Dina Titus, Rep. Jacky Rosen, former Senators Harry Reid and Richard Bryan, State Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford, State Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson, EMILY’s List, End Citizens United, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence, the League of Conservation Voters, the Southern Nevada Building and Construction Trades Council, IBEW Local 357, SEIU 1107, and a number of other local organizations and elected officials. Lee has also been named to the DCCC’s Red to Blue program.