Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2016; re-elected 2020

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 and member, Mercy City Church; board, Master Trauma Foundation; board, First Responders Foundation, Lincoln Chapter.

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