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Susie Lee beats Danny Tarkanian in race for U.S House District 3

Posted: 11:19 PM, Nov 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-21 17:53:39-05

Susie Lee is the state's newest congresswoman. She has successfully beaten Danny Tarkanian in the race for U.S. House District 3. 

Lee ran for the 4th District seat two years ago before being defeated by Ruben Kihuen in the Democratic primary.

After moving to Las Vegas in 1993, Lee became the founding director of After-School All-Stars. Since 2010, Lee has served as the president of Communities in Schools of Nevada. 

All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives were up for election in 2018. Before the race, the Republican Party held 235 seats to Democrats' 193 seats, with 7 vacant seats. 

The 3rd District has a history as a swing district and incumbent Jacky Rosen did not seek re-election since she was running for the U.S. Senate. 

Third party, independent, and write-in candidates include Harry Vickers (Independent American Party), Steven Brown (L), and independent candidates Gilbert Eisner, David Goossen, and Tony Gumina.

The 3rd Congressional District of Neavda occupies the area south of Las Vegas, including Henderson, Boulder City and most of unincorporated Clark County. 

During the campaign, Lee attacked Tarkanian's alleged involvement with telemarketing scams and said he took a "$16 million taxpayer bailout" for failed read estate ventures.

Lee was endorsed by dozens of local and national elected officials and organizations. She is a longtime education advocate. In addition, she promised to stand up for women during her campaign and promised to address the pervasive issue of sexual misconduct and harassment. She also promised to fight for women to receive pay equal to men for doing the same job.