Suzan (Suzan) DelBene (D-USH01)
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Capitol: 202.225.6311
FAX: 202.226.1606
District: 425.485.0085
Representative
Room 2330 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4701

Residence: Medina, WA
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Kurt DelBene   DOB: 2/17/1962
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Kidney Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Women's High-Tech Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
FC MemberCongressional Microbusiness Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Digital Trade Caucus
FC MemberLand-Grant and Public Research Universities Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Technologies
Co-ChairInnovation Caucus
FC MemberBritish-American Interparliamentary Group
Co-ChairReality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberFourth Amendment Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Trademark Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nepal Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberNorthern Border Caucus
FC MemberNorthwest Energy Caucus
Co-ChairDairy Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Hazards Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Bulgaria
FC MemberVeterinary Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Puget Sound Recovery Caucus
FC MemberMunicipal Finance Caucus
FC MemberHouse Agriculture Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
FC MemberSemiconductor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Kingdom of the Netherlands
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Trade
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberHealthcare Innovation Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Tax
FC MemberJoint Congressional Arctic Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Italian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberNational Marine Sanctuary Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
Chair EmeritusNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Ways and Means
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus

Bio

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene represents Washington's 1st Congressional District, which includes parts of King and Snohomish Counties.

First sworn into the House of Representatives in November 2012, Suzan brings a unique voice to the nation's capital with more than two decades of experience as a successful technology entrepreneur and business leader.

Suzan takes on a wide range of challenges both in Congress and in the 1st District. She is a leader on issues of technology, health care, trade, taxes, and environmental conservation, and is a champion for working families.

She serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which is at the forefront of creating a more equitable tax code, health care reform, trade deals, and lasting retirement security. She serves on the Select Revenue Measures and Trade Subcommittees.

Suzan also serves as Chair of the forward-thinking New Democrat Coalition and is Co-chair of the Women's High-Tech Coalition, Kidney Caucus, and MedTech Caucus. She is also a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus. Suzan is Chair-emeritus of the forward-thinking New Democrat Coalition after chairing the coalition in the 117th Congress.

Suzan spent part of her early childhood in Newport Hills and Mercer Island before her father lost his job. After fourth grade, her family moved all over the country in search of work. Through hard work and financial aid, she earned her BA in biology from Reed College.

She started her career in immunology research before earning an MBA from the University of Washington and embarking on a successful career as a technology leader and innovator. Over more than two decades as an executive and entrepreneur, she helped start drugstore.com and served as CEO and President of Nimble Technology, a business software company based on technology developed at the University of Washington. Suzan also spent 12 years at Microsoft, most recently as corporate vice president of the company's mobile communications business.

Before being elected to Congress, Suzan served as Director of the Washington State Department of Revenue. During her tenure, she proposed reforms to cut red tape for small businesses. She also enacted an innovative tax amnesty program that generated $345 million to help close the state's budget gap while easing financial burdens on small businesses.

Suzan's real-world experience in both the private and public sectors gives her a deep understanding of how to build successful businesses, create jobs, implement real fiscal accountability, and adopt policies that provide individuals with access to opportunity.

Suzan and her husband, Kurt DelBene, have two children, one grandchild, and a dog named Reily.