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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 48

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Suzanne Savary

Retired Business Educator
127,715 votes (41.7%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I consider myself both business-friendly AND family-friendly. I believe that our 48th Congressional District deserves a leader who will work with others to solve problems and generate solutions, rather than choosing a win-lose obstructionism.
  • As a business leader, I am committed to the revitalization of small businesses to rebuild the land of opportunity for the middle class.
  • Prepare for a competitive future with educational access, equal opportunity for all and wise environmental stewardship.



Profession:CEO, USC Professor and Community Leader
CEO Savary Associates Management Consultants,, Savary Associates (1979–current)
Associate Professor of Management Communication,, Marshall School of Business, Univ of Southern California (1997–2005)
VP Marketing, Carl Sagan Productions - COSMOS PBS series (1979–1982)


New York University, New York, NY Ph.D, in Culture and Communication from New York University, Communication and Culture leading to a Consulting Practice helping companies respond to chanigng times. (1978)


Dr Suzanne Joyce Savary is a retired Associate Professor of Management Communication from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. She has been CEO of her own Management Consulting Firm, specializing in turnarounds for companies paralyzed by resistance to change. Sue is the founder and President of the Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club, was selected by the City Council to be a member of the 2012 Newport Beach Charter Commission, and organized the OC Women’s Coalition to protect women’s rights from threat by the merger of Hoag and St. Josephs Hospitals. Sue has long served the community on numerous non-profit boards and organizations.

Sue did far better than expected in her 2014 campaign against a long-term incumbent in a low turnout race. She has every expectation of winning in 2016 with the same coalition of moderates from both parties, women, minorities and youth that won in the 48th District in 2008. She pledges to reverse the anti-family, anti-women, anti-social security and medicare, anti-minority, anti-small business, anti-middle class, anti-student, anti-progress, anti-infrastructure and stunningly anti-environmental policies of her predecessor.

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $109,944

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of CHR Holdings
Women in Leadership PAC
Employees of Aitken Aitken Cohn
Employees of Fahr LLC
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Employees of marisla foundation
Employees of Spiers Entertainment

More information about contributions

By State:

California 83.98%
Georgia 6.86%
District of Columbia 5.66%
New York 2.54%
Other 0.95%

By Size:

Large contributions (75.41%)
Small contributions (24.59%)

By Type:

From organizations (13.22%)
From individuals (86.78%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Sue pledges to work tirelessly and bring the FIVE E's.

  • ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION OF the middle class and small business,
  • EMPOWERING WOMEN AND FAMILIES to achieve their best lives,
  • EDUCATIONAL ACCESS to maintain our economic competitiveness,
  • ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY for clean air, water and soil.
  • EMBRACE THE FUTURE AND CHANGE by bringing responsible leadership back to DC and the O C.

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— May 27, 2016 Savary for Congress Campaign

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