On November 7, 2006, the citizens of the 104th Legislative District elected Sue Helm as the first woman from Dauphin County to serve in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. After being sworn in to her first term on January 2, 2007, she hit the ground working to fight for the elimination of school property taxes, protecting the interests of small business, and making state government more transparent and accountable to the citizens of Pennsylvania.
Since 1986, Sue has owned and brokered her Harrisburg region real estate firm, Century 21 At The Helm. She has served on the legislative committee of the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors (GHAR) and the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors (PAR), and has been active in the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
Sue has served as a member of the Republican State Committee and as a delegate and alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention. In 2000, she was tapped to serve as one of two Pennsylvania delegates on the Republican National Convention’s Rules Committee. In 2005, Sue served as president of the Dauphin County Council of Republican Women. She also was first vice chair of the Dauphin County Republican Committee.
Sue is an active member in the local community serving as a member of the Harrisburg Historical Society and a Corporate Cameron member of the Historical Society of Dauphin County. She is also a past board member and trustee of Fort Hunter.
A lifelong resident of Dauphin County, Sue graduated from Susquehanna Township Senior High School and obtained an associate degree in liberal arts from Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC).
Sue resides in Susquehanna Township and is a member of Grace Church United Methodist in Penbrook.