A dedicated community leader, Sue has spent much of her life working to bring people together to get things done. She has a long record of public service on local boards and commissions and with local, state, and national organizations advancing women’s rights and good government. Her current community service includes the Board of Directors of A Better Way, Board of Directors of OUTReach, the Red Tail Land Conservancy’s Munsee Woods Steering Committee, the Land Conservation Fund Advisory Committee of the Muncie-Delaware County Community Foundation, Delaware County Meth Health & Home Coalition, Delaware County Tobacco Free Coalition, and the Muncie/Delaware County Coalition of Women's Organizations.
Sue currently serves in the Indiana House of Representatives, sitting on the Education Committee, the Natural Resources Committee, and the Government and Regulatory Reform Committee. A leading proponent of green jobs and renewable energy development of long standing, she is the ranking minority member of the House's Environmental Affairs Committee and is a member of the Indiana Recycling Market Development Committee. Additionally, Sue is a member of the state legislative women's caucus, P.O.W.E.R. She was a leader in the successful drive for legislation to keep the yellow school buses running in Muncie and other communities, which were in jeopardy of losing the transportation funds that keep their buses on the road.
As a State Senator from 2006 - 2010, Sue served on the Senate's Health and Provider Services Committee, and the Education and Career Development Committee. Prior to her election to the Statehouse, she served 17 years as the Public Policy Director for Planned Parenthood of Indiana. She began her professional life as a Spanish teacher.
Sue's husband Paul is a retired Ball State physics professor. They have lived in Muncie since 1970. They have two daughters, Sara and Amy. Sara is married to Mark Trodden, and Amy is married to Jason Oversmith. Amy and Jason have two children, Adelaide and Tyler.