Senator Susan Lee

AAUW Maryland honored Senator Susan Lee, Maryland’s new Secretary of State, as our Maryland Woman of Distinction, who was recognized and featured at NCCWSL 2023. She was also honored at AAUW’s 2023 National Conference of Collegiate Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) event in late May 2023.

Lee represents District 16 in Montgomery County, and she is the State Senate Majority Whip. She is the first Asian American elected to the Maryland State Senate and was the first Asian American woman and first Chinese American to be elected to the Maryland legislature. In January 2023, Gov. Wes Moore appointed Sen. Susan Lee as Maryland’s secretary of state and the first Asian American to hold the position. She is one of the strongest advocates for women in the Maryland state legislature.