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Susan Ellen "Zoe" Lofgren (/ / ZO LOFF-grin; born December 21, 1947) is an American lawyer and politician serving as a U.S. representative from California. A member of the Democratic Party, Lofgren is in her 14th term in Congress, having been first elected in 1994. Lofgren has long served on the House Judiciary Committee, and chaired the House Administration Committee in the 116th & 117th Congresses.
|Ranking Member of the House Science Committee|
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2023
|Preceded by||Frank Lucas|
|Chair of the House Administration Committee|
January 3, 2019 – January 3, 2023
|Preceded by||Gregg Harper|
|Succeeded by||Bryan Steil|
|Chair of the House Ethics Committee|
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Gene Green (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Jo Bonner|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
|Assumed office |
January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Don Edwards|
|Constituency||16th district (1995–2013)|
19th district (2013–2023)
18th district (2023–present)
Susan Ellen Lofgren
(1947-12-21) December 21, 1947 (age 75)
San Mateo, California, U.S.
|Education||Stanford University (BA)|
Santa Clara University (JD)
Lofgren was the 16th district's first female U.S. representative, before part of the district was redistricted into the 19th congressional district. The district covers much of Santa Clara County, including Gilroy, Morgan Hill, and most of San Jose. Representing a district covering much of Silicon Valley, Lofgren has been noted for her activity in tech-related policy areas such as net neutrality and digital surveillance.