Secretary of State

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Susan C. Lee​​

Secretary of State

Susan C. Lee was appointed as Maryland’s 72nd Secretary of State on Jan. 18, 2023. She previously served over 20 years in the Maryland General Assembly, having been elected to the Senate in 2014 and to the House of Delegates in 2002 representing District 16.

Lee, an attorney, is the first Asian American to serve as Maryland’s Secretary of State and elected to the Senate and Chinese American to the General Assembly. She was a leader in the General Assembly on cyber security and innovation, identity theft, online fraud, consumer protection, pay equity, and gun safety and laws to fight domestic violence, sexual assault, human and labor trafficking, child and senior abuse, and hate crimes. Lee also led efforts to promote bioscience, nanobiotechnology, telehealth, IT, and emerging technologies.

She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of San Francisco School of Law. Having served in both the public and private sectors, Lee was an attorney with the US Commission on Civil Rights and the US Patent and Trademark Office and Of Counsel with Gebhardt & Associates. She was appointed to serve on the United States Patent and Trademark Advisory Board during the Clinton Administration.