Congresswoman Susan Davis proudly represents California's 53rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Her interest in public affairs and service grew out of her experiences as a social worker, parent, youth mentor, and military spouse. Through these life experiences, Susan developed an understanding of and deep commitment to improving her community and country.
Susan attended public school in northern California. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in sociology. After college she worked with at-risk youths in Israel and also lived on a kibbutz. When Susan returned to the United States, she earned a master’s degree in social work at the University of North Carolina. When her husband Steve honored his military service, the family joined him in Japan. Afterward, the family settled in San Diego in 1972. Today, Susan and Steve are the proud grandparents of Henry and Jane.
Prior to Congress, Susan served in the California State Assembly (1994-2000). She served three terms and focused on what would become her signature issues—education, health care, and consumer protection. She chaired the Committee on Consumer Protection, Government Efficiency, and Economic Development.
In the House, Susan has approached legislating as a bipartisan consensus builder achieving successes in education, military families and veterans support, health care, and election reform.