Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2016

Born Suzanne Henderson, Nov. 21, 1961, in St. Louis, Mo.

Education: Graduate of Pine Bluff High School, Pine Bluff, Ark., 1980; University of Nebraska-Lincoln (bachelor’s degree in journalism/broadcasting), 1984.

Family: Married Mark Bradford Geist, June 23, 1984; three children: Alexis Plouzek, John Geist and Derek Geist.

Occupation: Self-employed

Member: volunteer, Clinic With A Heart; volunteer, Lincoln Berean Church; volunteer, American Heart Association.

Honors and awards: BILLD fellow, Council of State Governments; Emerging Leaders Program, Darden University State Legislative Leaders Foundation.