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Sherrod Campbell Brown (born November 9, 1952) is an American politician who is the senior United States Senator from Ohio, elected in 2006 as a progressive. A Democrat, he is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 13th congressional district. He previously served as Ohio
Ohio
Secretary of State after serving in the Ohio
Ohio
House of Representatives. Brown defeated two-term Republican incumbent Mike DeWine
Mike DeWine
in the 2006 Senate election and was re-elected in 2012, defeating state Treasurer Josh Mandel. In the Senate, he was chair of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Hunger, Nutrition and Family Farms and the Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy, and is also a member of the Committee on Finance, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and Select Committee on Ethics. Beginning in January 2015 at the start of the 114th Congress, Brown became the Ranking Democratic Member on the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.[1]

Contents

1 Early life, education, and academic career 2 Early political career 3 U.S. House of Representatives

3.1 Elections 3.2 Tenure 3.3 Committee assignments

4 U.S. Senate

4.1 Political positions

4.1.1 Foreign policy 4.1.2 Terrorism 4.1.3 Veterans 4.1.4 Energy and environment 4.1.5 Gun rights 4.1.6 Banking and finance industry 4.1.7 Stimulus spending 4.1.8 Flint water crisis 4.1.9 Health care 4.1.10 LGBT rights 4.1.11 Education 4.1.12 Intellectual property 4.1.13 Trade 4.1.14 Employment

4.2 Elections 4.3 Controversial remarks 4.4 Committee assignments (115th Congress)

5 Personal life 6 Books authored 7 Electoral history 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Early life, education, and academic career[edit] Brown was born in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of Emily (née Campbell) and Charles Gailey Brown, M.D.[2] He was named after his maternal grandfather. He became an Eagle Scout in 1967. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian studies from Yale University
Yale University
in 1974. At Yale, he lived in Davenport College. While in college, Brown volunteered for liberal politicians such as George McGovern.[3] He went on to receive a Master of Arts degree in education and a Master of Public Administration degree from Ohio
Ohio
State University in Columbus in 1979 and 1981, respectively. He taught at the Mansfield branch campus of Ohio
Ohio
State University from 1979 to 1981.[4] He backpacked in India during the state of emergency imposed by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.[5] Early political career[edit] During his senior year in college, Brown was recruited by a local Democratic leader to run for Ohio's state house.[3] Brown served as a state representative in Ohio
Ohio
from 1974 to 1982. At the time of his election to the Ohio
Ohio
House, he was the youngest person elected to that body.[6] In 1982, Brown ran for Ohio
Ohio
Secretary of State to succeed Anthony J. Celebrezze Jr. Brown won a four-way Democratic primary that included Dennis Kucinich, then defeated Republican Virgil Brown in the general election. In 1986, Brown won re-election, defeating Vincent C. Campanella. As Secretary of State, Brown focused on voter registration outreach.[3] In 1990, Brown lost re-election in a heated campaign against Republican Bob Taft.[3] U.S. House of Representatives[edit] Elections[edit]

Congressman Brown

Brown's signature on an official document from his office as Secretary of State of Ohio, 1990.

In 1992, Brown moved from Mansfield to Lorain, Ohio, and won a heavily contested Democratic primary for the open seat for Ohio's 13th district, located in the western and southern suburbs of Cleveland, after eight-term incumbent Don Pease
Don Pease
announced his retirement. The Democratic-leaning district gave him an easy win over the little-known Republican Margaret R. Mueller. He was re-elected six times.[7] Tenure[edit] The Democrats lost their long-held House majority in the 1994 elections, and Democrats remained in the minority for the remainder of Brown's tenure. As ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee, Brown successfully advocated for increased funding to fight tuberculosis.[3] In 2001, the Republican-controlled legislature considered redrawing Brown's district. Some top Democrats urged Brown to relocate and take on fellow Democrat James Traficant after he defected when he voted to elect Republican Dennis Hastert
Dennis Hastert
as speaker of the U.S. House.[8]

Sherrod Brown
Sherrod Brown
in 2004

In 2005, Brown led the Democratic effort to block the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). For many months, Brown worked as whip on the issue, securing Democratic "nay" votes and seeking Republican allies. After several delays, the House of Representatives finally voted on CAFTA after midnight on July 28, 2005, which ended in passage by one vote.[9] He opposed an amendment to Ohio's constitution that banned same-sex marriage.[10] Brown was also one of the few U.S. Representatives to vote against the Defense of Marriage Act
Defense of Marriage Act
in 1996.[11] Committee assignments[edit] Brown was the ranking minority member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee. He also served on the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. While serving on the House International Relations Committee, he was also a member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.[12] U.S. Senate[edit] Brown was vetted as a potential vice-presidential running mate for Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
in 2016. The choice ultimately came down to Brown and Tim Kaine, who was selected as Clinton's running mate.[13] Brown, one of Bernie Sanders' closest allies in the U.S. Senate, endorsed Clinton and campaigned for her prior to the 2016 Democratic primary in Ohio.[14] Washington Monthly
Washington Monthly
suggested that as a potential presidential candidate in 2020, Brown could unite the establishment and progressive wings of the Democratic Party.[15] A staunch critic of free trade who has taken progressive stances on financial issues, Brown has said that the Democratic Party should place a stronger emphasis on progressive populism.[16] Political positions[edit]

Official photo of Senator Sherrod Brown
Sherrod Brown
(D-OH) 2009

In 2011, in the National Journal’s annual rankings, Brown tied with eight other members for the title of the most liberal member of Congress.[17] Foreign policy[edit]

Brown speaks at the kickoff breakfast for Lorain International Festival

Brown opposed the Iraq War
Iraq War
and voted against the Iraq Resolution
Iraq Resolution
as a House Representative.[18] He voted against the $87 billion war budgetary supplement. He also voted for redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008.[19] Brown voted for the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008, which appropriated $250 billion for ongoing military operations and domestic programs.[20] In 2012, he co-sponsored a resolution to "oppose any policy that would rely on containment as an option in response to the Iranian nuclear threat."[21] In 2015, Brown co-sponsored an amendment to the budget which was unanimously approved by the Senate and would reimpose sanctions on Iran if Iran violated the interim or final agreement that has paused its nuclear activities.[22] Brown was an original co-sponsor of the Taiwan Relations Act
Taiwan Relations Act
and the Six Assurances
Six Assurances
in regards to United States-Taiwan relations.[23][24][25][26] Weeks after the 2014 Hong Kong class boycott campaign
2014 Hong Kong class boycott campaign
and Umbrella Movement broke out which demanded genuine universal suffrage among other goals, Brown (the chair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China), along with co-chair U.S. Rep. Chris Smith and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin, Marco Rubio, Roger Wicker, Dianne Feinstein, Jeff Merkley
Jeff Merkley
and U.S. Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Dan Lipinski
Dan Lipinski
and Frank Wolf introduced Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which would update the United States–Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 and U.S. commitment to democratic development in Hong Kong.[27][28][29][30][31][32] Terrorism[edit] He voted in favor of the 2012 NDAA that sparked controversy over indefinite detention of US citizens.[33] In December 2015, Brown co-sponsored a bill in Congress which would restrict ISIS' financing by authorizing new sanctions on foreign financial institutions that knowingly facilitate financial transactions with ISIS. The bill called for tightening international passport regulations and additional screening of those attempting to enter the U.S. on certain types of visas. The bill would also provide grants to local law enforcement agencies to train for active shooter situations and terrorist attacks and to conduct cyber-training to identify and track extremists such as the couple behind the 2015 San Bernardino attack. He also called for banning those on the no-fly list from purchasing assault weapons.[34][35][36] Veterans[edit]

Ohio
Ohio
Wing Civil Air Patrol delegation with Brown in 2012

In 2014, Brown introduced the Gold Star Fathers Act of 2014 (S. 2323; 113th Congress), a bill that would expand preferred eligibility for federal jobs to the fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans.[37] Brown said that "when a service member is killed in action or permanently and totally disabled, the government should do its part to be there for grieving parents - no matter if they're fathers or mothers."[38] In 2015, Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan introduced legislation that would give military veterans priority in scheduling classes in colleges, universities, and other post-secondary education programs.[39] Energy and environment[edit] In 2012, Brown co-sponsored the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act, a bill that would prohibit the export of some electronics for environmental reasons.[40] Gun rights[edit] Brown consistently votes in favor of gun control, which has earned him a "F" rating from the National Rifle Association
National Rifle Association
(NRA).[41] He has criticized the political influence of gun manufacturers.[42] Brown called the Republican legislature in Ohio
Ohio
"lunatics" for introducing a concealed carry bill that would allow individuals to carry guns into airplane terminals before security, police buildings, private airplanes, and daycares.[43] In the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting, Brown participated in the Chris Murphy
Chris Murphy
gun control filibuster.[44] A few weeks later, Brown voted for the Feinstein Amendment, which would have banned any individual on the terrorist watchlist from buying a gun.[45] In response to the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, Brown supported Dianne Feinstein's efforts to ban bump stocks.[46] Banking and finance industry[edit] In February 2013, conservative commentator George F. Will
George F. Will
wrote in support of Brown's proposal to break up consolidated banks and finance industry conglomerates, ending "too big to fail" by restoring the Glass-Steagall Act.[47] In 2016, after the leak of the Panama Papers, Brown and Elizabeth Warren urged the Treasury Department to investigate whether U.S. individuals were involved in possible tax avoidance and misconduct associated with the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca.[48] Stimulus spending[edit] In 2009, Brown voted for the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. He cast the 60th and final vote upon returning to Washington D.C. after his mother's funeral service.[49] Flint water crisis[edit] In the wake of the Flint water crisis, Brown introduced legislation that would force the federal government to step in when cities and states fail to warn residents about lead-contaminated drinking water and to give Ohio's school districts money to test it.[50][51][52] Health care[edit]

Brown speaks about health care reform in Cleveland Heights, Ohio

In 2007, Brown and Sam Brownback
Sam Brownback
(R-KS) sponsored an amendment to the Food and Drug Administration
Food and Drug Administration
Amendments Act of 2007. President George W. Bush signed the bill in September 2007.[citation needed] The amendment established a prize as an incentive for companies to invest in new drugs and vaccines for neglected tropical diseases. It awards a transferable "Priority Review Voucher" to any company that obtains approval for a treatment for a neglected tropical disease. This provision adds to the market based incentives available for the development of new medicines for developing world diseases in the developing world, among them malaria, tuberculosis and African sleeping sickness.[citation needed] The prize had been proposed by Duke University
Duke University
faculty members Henry Grabowski, Jeffrey Moe, and David Ridley in their 2006 Health Affairs paper "Developing Drugs for Developing Countries."[53] Brown supported the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, voting for it in December 2009,[54] and he voted for the Health Care and Education
Education
Reconciliation Act of 2010.[55] LGBT rights[edit] Brown voted against prohibiting same-sex couples from adopting children in Washington D.C. He received a 100% score from the Human Rights Campaign in 2005-2006, indicating a pro-gay rights stance.[56][57] On December 18, 2010, he voted in favor of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010.[58][59] Education[edit]

Brown speaks at 2014 Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C

In 2015, Brown introduced the Charter School Accountability Act of 2015, which would seek to curb "fraud, abuse, waste, mismanagement and misconduct" in charter schools.[60][61] Intellectual property[edit] Brown was a cosponsor of the Protect-IP Act (PIPA).[62] Trade[edit]

Brown talks about Making America Competitive Again and Restoring U.S. Innovation Leadership

Brown has criticized free trade with China and other countries. In a 2006 Washington Post
Washington Post
article, Brown argued against free trade on the grounds that labor activism was responsible for the growth of the U.S. middle class, and that the U.S. economy is harmed by trade relations with countries that lack the kind of labor regulations that have resulted from that activism.[63] In 2011, the Columbus Dispatch
Columbus Dispatch
noted that Brown "loves to rail against international trade agreements."[64] Brown's book, Myths of Free Trade, argues that "an unregulated global economy is a threat to all of us."[65] In his book, he recommends adopting measures that would allow for emergency tariffs, protect Buy America laws, including those that give preference to minority and women-owned businesses, and hold foreign producers to American labor and environmental standards.[66] Brown was the co-author and sponsor of a bill that would officially declare China a currency manipulator and require the Department of Commerce to impose countervailing duties on Chinese imports.[67][68]

Brown speaks at 2008 Labor Day
Labor Day
Festival

In May 2016, Brown called for tariffs to be imposed on imports from China and praised Hillary Clinton's plan to enforce rules and trade laws and triple the enforcement budgets at the United States Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission.[69] Brown opposes NAFTA.[70] In January 2018, Brown expressed support for President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on washing machine imports.[71] Employment[edit] In 2012, Brown wrote a letter to the United States Department of Defense requesting that it comply with a rule requiring members of the military to wear clothes made in the U.S.[72] In a 2016 CNN
CNN
interview, Brown criticized Donald Trump
Donald Trump
for making "a lot of money apparently by outsourcing jobs to China."[69] Elections[edit]

2006

Main article: Ohio
Ohio
United States Senate
United States Senate
election, 2006

Sherrod Brown
Sherrod Brown
at a campaign rally

Brown hosts a panel of advisers to Barack Obama's presidential campaign during the first day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado

In August 2005, Brown announced he would not run for the United States Senate seat held by Republican Mike DeWine.[73] In October, however, Brown reconsidered his decision.[74] His announcement came shortly after Democrat Paul Hackett stated that he would soon announce his candidacy. On February 13, 2006, Hackett withdrew from the race, all but ensuring that Brown would win the Democratic nomination. In the May 2 primary, Brown won 78.05% of the Democratic vote. His opponent, Merrill Samuel Keiser Jr., received 21.95% of the vote.[75] In the middle of his Senate campaign in April 2006, Brown, along with John Conyers, brought an action against George W. Bush
George W. Bush
and others, alleging violations of the Constitution in the passage of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.[76] The case, Conyers v. Bush, was ultimately dismissed for lack of standing.[77] On November 7, 2006, Brown faced two-term incumbent senator Mike DeWine in the general election. Brown won the seat with 56% of the vote to DeWine's 44%.[78]

2012

Main article: United States Senate
United States Senate
election in Ohio, 2012 Brown stood for reelection in 2012, defeating opponent Josh Mandel, who in 2010 had defeated the incumbent state treasurer by 14 points. Mandel raised $2.3 million in the second quarter of 2011 alone, to Brown's $1.5 million.[79] Early on, Brown enjoyed a steady lead in the polls.[80] Mandel won the March Republican primary with 63% of the vote.[81] The Washington Post
Washington Post
reported that no candidate running for reelection, save Barack Obama, faced more opposition in 2012 by outside groups. As of April 2012, over $5.1 million had been spent on television ads opposing Brown, according to data provided by a Senate Democratic campaign operative. The United States Chamber of Commerce
United States Chamber of Commerce
spent $2.7 million. 60 Plus Association, a conservative group that opposes health care reform, spent another $1.4 million. Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS and the Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee also spent heavily in the race.[82] In May 2012, Brown campaigned with West Wing actor Martin Sheen.[83] Controversial remarks[edit] In March 2011, Brown came under scrutiny for a Senate floor speech in which he cited the names of Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
and Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin
while he criticized Republican efforts in Ohio
Ohio
and Wisconsin to mitigate the power of public employee unions to negotiate with taxpayers. In his speech he said "some of the worst governments that we've ever had, do you know one of the first things they did? They went after unions. Hitler didn't want unions, Stalin didn't want unions, Mubarak didn't want independent unions".[84] In his speech, Brown said "I'm not comparing what's happened to the workers in Madison or in Columbus to Hitler and Stalin." He later apologized for his speech.[85][86][87] Committee assignments (115th Congress)[edit]

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management and Trade Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research and Specialty Crops Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Ranking Member)

Subcommittee on Economic Policy (Ex-Officio) Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection (Ex-Officio) Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development (Ex-Officio) Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance (Ex-Officio) Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment (Ex-Officio)

Committee on Finance

Subcommittee on Health Care Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy (Ranking Member)

Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Personal life[edit] Brown's second wife, Connie Schultz, is a former newspaper columnist at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, but resigned because being a politician's spouse presented a conflict of interest.[88] She won a Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
in 2005.[89] She is also the author of Life Happens (2007) and ...and His Lovely Wife (2008), in which she describes her experiences as the spouse of a U.S. Senate candidate.[90] Brown was previously married to Larke Recchie from 1979 to 1987. Brown is the father of four children: two from his marriage to Recchie and two children from his marriage to Schultz. He has five grandchildren.[91] On May 18, 2014, Brown was awarded an honorary doctor of public service degree from Otterbein University. Along with his wife, Brown delivered a keynote address at the undergraduate commencement.[92] Books authored[edit] Brown is the author of two books:

Congress from the Inside: Observations from the Majority and the Minority ISBN 0-87338-630-2 Myths of Free Trade: Why American Trade Policy Has Failed ISBN 1-56584-928-0

Electoral history[edit]

Ohio
Ohio
Secretary of State Democratic primary election, 1982

Party Candidate Votes %

Democratic Sherrod Brown 304,952 34

Democratic Dennis Kucinich 246,618 27

Democratic Anthony Calabrese 214,901 24

Democratic Francis Gaul 136,568 15

Ohio
Ohio
Secretary of State election, 1982

Party Candidate Votes %

Democratic Sherrod Brown 1,739,602 54

Republican Virgil Brown 1,362,079 42

Libertarian Margaret Ann Leech 143,943 4

Ohio
Ohio
Secretary of State election, 1986

Party Candidate Votes %

Democratic Sherrod Brown
Sherrod Brown
(inc.) 1,805,833 60

Republican Vincent Campanella 1,217,803 40

Ohio
Ohio
Secretary of State election, 1990

Party Candidate Votes %

Republican Bob Taft 1,809,416 53

Democratic Sherrod Brown
Sherrod Brown
(inc.) 1,604,058 47

Ohio's 13th congressional district, 1992[93]

Party Candidate Votes %

Democratic Sherrod Brown 134,486 53

Republican Margaret R. Mueller 88,889 35

Independent Mark Miller 20,320 8

Independent Tom Lawson 4,719 2

Independent Werner J. Lange 3,844 2

Ohio's 13th congressional district, 1994[93]

Party Candidate Votes %

Democratic Sherrod Brown 93,147 49

Republican Gregory A. White 86,422 46

Independent Howard Mason 7,777 4

Independent John M. Ryan 2,430 1

Ohio's 13th congressional district, 1996[93]

Party Candidate Votes %

Democratic Sherrod Brown 148,690 61

Republican Kenneth C. Blair, Jr. 87,108 36

Natural Law David Kluter 8,707 4

Ohio's 13th congressional district, 1998[93]

Party Candidate Votes %

Democratic Sherrod Brown 116,309 62

Republican Grace L. Drake 72,666 38

Ohio's 13th congressional district, 2000[93]

Party Candidate Votes %

Democratic Sherrod Brown 170,058 65

Republican Rick H. Jeric 84,295 32

Libertarian Michael Chmura 5,837 2

Natural Law David Kluter 3,108 1

Ohio's 13th congressional district, 2002[93]

Party Candidate Votes %

Democratic Sherrod Brown 123,025 69

Republican Ed Oliveros 55,357 31

Ohio's 13th congressional district, 2004[93]

Party Candidate Votes %

Democratic Sherrod Brown 201,004 67

Republican Robert Lucas 97,090 33

U.S. Senate Democratic primary election, 2006

Party Candidate Votes %

Democratic Sherrod Brown 583,776 78

Democratic Merrill Samuel Keiser, Jr. 163,628 22

U.S. Senate (Class I) elections in Ohio, 2006[93]

Party Candidate Votes %

Democratic Sherrod Brown 2,257,369 56

Republican Mike DeWine 1,761,037 44

Independent Richard Duncan (write-in) 830 0

U.S. Senate (Class I) elections in Ohio, 2012[93]

Party Candidate Votes %

Democratic Sherrod Brown 2,762,757 51

Republican Josh Mandel 2,435,740 45

Independent Scott Rupert 250,617 4

See also[edit]

Ohio
Ohio
United States Senate
United States Senate
elections Election Results, U.S. Representative from Ohio, 13th District List of United States Representatives from Ohio Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011 Brown–Kaufman amendment List of Eagle Scouts

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applauds President Trumps washing machine tariffs". WTOL. Retrieved 25 January 2018.  ^ Defense Department Pushed to Buy 'Made in America' Military Uniforms, ABC news, Oct. 18, 2012 ^ Provance, Jim (August 19, 2005). "Sherrod Brown's advocates saddened – Polls can't convince him to seek Senate". Toledo Blade. Retrieved January 18, 2010.  ^ Tankersley, Jim (October 6, 2005). "Brown confirms he will challenge DeWine for Senate seat". Toledo Blade. Retrieved January 18, 2010.  ^ 2006 Election Results Archived June 13, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. from sos.state.oh.us ^ "11 House Members to Sue Over Budget Bill". ABC News. Associated Press. April 27, 2006. Archived from the original on February 5, 2009. Retrieved February 20, 2007.  ^ "Judge Dismisses Budget Bill Lawsuit". ABC News. Associated Press. November 6, 2006. Archived from the original on February 3, 2009. Retrieved November 28, 2006.  ^ "U.S. Senate / Ohio". American Votes 2006. CNN. Retrieved May 23, 2010.  ^ Koff, Stephen. " Ohio
Ohio
Treasurer Josh Mandel
Josh Mandel
raises whopping $2.3 million for U.S. Senate race". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved September 18, 2011.  ^ "2012 Ohio
Ohio
Senate Race". RCP Averages. Real Clear Politics. Retrieved August 21, 2011.  ^ "2012 Ohio
Ohio
Senate Primary results". Politico. Retrieved March 28, 2012.  ^ Stein, Sam (April 6, 2012). " Sherrod Brown
Sherrod Brown
Campaign In Ohio
Ohio
Faces $5 Million Ad Barrage Without Help". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 30, 2012.  ^ " Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
hits the trail with Sherrod Brown". Politico. Retrieved May 30, 2012.  ^ "Sherrod Brown: Hitler Hated Unions, Just Like The GOP". The Atlantic Wire. March 3, 2011. Retrieved May 31, 2012.  ^ "Brown invokes Hitler, Stalin in Senate speech on labor unions". Daytondailynews.com. March 3, 2011. Archived from the original on March 9, 2011. Retrieved February 23, 2012. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) ^ "Sen. Brown apologizes for Hitler, Stalin comment". The Columbus Dispatch - Dispatch.com. March 4, 2011. Archived from the original on March 7, 2011. Retrieved February 23, 2012.  ^ Sarah Wright,Chillicothe Gazette. " Sherrod Brown
Sherrod Brown
apologizes for Hitler remarks". cleveland.com. Retrieved February 23, 2012.  ^ "Connie Schultz, Plain Dealer Columnist". cleveland.com. Archived from the original on August 25, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2010.  ^ The 2005 Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
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Offices and distinctions

Political offices

Preceded by Tony Celebrezze Secretary of State of Ohio 1983–1991 Succeeded by Bob Taft

U.S. House of Representatives

Preceded by Don Pease Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 13th congressional district 1993–2007 Succeeded by Betty Sutton

Party political offices

Preceded by Ted Celeste Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Ohio (Class 1) 2006, 2012 Most recent

U.S. Senate

Preceded by Mike DeWine U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Ohio 2007–present Served alongside: George Voinovich, Rob Portman Incumbent

Preceded by Mike Crapo Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee 2015–present

Current U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)

Preceded by Bernie Sanders United States Senators by seniority 32nd Succeeded by Bob Casey

Articles and topics related to Sherrod Brown

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United States Senators from Ohio

Class 1

Smith Meigs Worthington Kerr Ruggles Morris Tappan Corwin Ewing Wade Thurman Sherman Hanna Dick Pomerene Fess Donahey H. Burton Huffman K. Taft Bricker Young R. Taft, Jr. Metzenbaum DeWine S. Brown

Class 3

Worthington Tiffin Griswold Campbell Morrow Trimble E. Brown Harrison Burnet Ewing Allen Chase Pugh Chase Sherman Matthews Pendleton Payne Brice Foraker T. Burton Harding Willis Locher T. Burton McCulloch Bulkley R. Taft, Sr. Burke Bender Lausche Saxbe Metzenbaum Glenn Voinovich Portman

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Ohio's current delegation to the United States Congress

Senators

Sherrod Brown
Sherrod Brown
(D) Rob Portman
Rob Portman
(R)

Representatives (ordered by district)

Steve Chabot
Steve Chabot
(R) Brad Wenstrup
Brad Wenstrup
(R) Joyce Beatty
Joyce Beatty
(D) Jim Jordan (R) Bob Latta
Bob Latta
(R) Bill Johnson (R) Bob Gibbs
Bob Gibbs
(R) Warren Davidson
Warren Davidson
(R) Marcy Kaptur
Marcy Kaptur
(D) Mike Turner
Mike Turner
(R) Marcia Fudge
Marcia Fudge
(D) Pat Tiberi
Pat Tiberi
(R) Tim Ryan (D) David Joyce (R) Steve Stivers
Steve Stivers
(R) Jim Renacci
Jim Renacci
(R)

Other states' delegations

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Non-voting delegations

American Samoa District of Columbia Guam Northern Mariana Islands Puerto Rico U.S. Virgin Islands

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Current United States Senators

President: Pence (R) — President Pro Tempore: Hatch (R)

   

AL:    Shelby (R)    Jones (D)

AK:    Murkowski (R)    Sullivan (R)

AZ:    McCain (R)    Flake (R)

AR:    Boozman (R)    Cotton (R)

CA:    Feinstein (D)    Harris (D)

CO:    Bennet (D)    Gardner (R)

CT:    Blumenthal (D)    Murphy (D)

DE:    Carper (D)    Coons (D)

FL:    Nelson (D)    Rubio (R)

GA:    Isakson (R)    Perdue (R)

HI:    Schatz (D)    Hirono (D)

ID:    Crapo (R)    Risch (R)

IL:    Durbin (D)    Duckworth (D)

IN:    Donnelly (D)    Young (R)

IA:    Grassley (R)    Ernst (R)

KS:    Roberts (R)    Moran (R)

KY:    McConnell (R)    Paul (R)

LA:    Cassidy (R)    Kennedy (R)

ME:    Collins (R)    King (I)

MD:    Cardin (D)    Van Hollen (D)

MA:    Warren (D)    Markey (D)

MI:    Stabenow (D)    Peters (D)

MN:    Klobuchar (D)    Smith (D)

MS:    Wicker (R)    Vacant

MO:    McCaskill (D)    Blunt (R)

MT:    Tester (D)    Daines (R)

NE:    Fischer (R)    Sasse (R)

NV:    Heller (R)    Cortez Masto (D)

NH:    Shaheen (D)    Hassan (D)

NJ:    Menendez (D)    Booker (D)

NM:    Udall (D)    Heinrich (D)

NY:    Schumer (D)    Gillibrand (D)

NC:    Burr (R)    Tillis (R)

ND:    Hoeven (R)    Heitkamp (D)

OH:    Brown (D)    Portman (R)

OK:    Inhofe (R)    Lankford (R)

OR:    Wyden (D)    Merkley (D)

PA:    Casey (D)    Toomey (R)

RI:    Reed (D)    Whitehouse (D)

SC:    Graham (R)    Scott (R)

SD:    Thune (R)    Rounds (R)

TN:    Alexander (R)    Corker (R)

TX:    Cornyn (R)    Cruz (R)

UT:    Hatch (R)    Lee (R)

VT:    Leahy (D)    Sanders (I)

VA:    Warner (D)    Kaine (D)

WA:    Murray (D)    Cantwell (D)

WV:    Manchin (D)    Moore Capito (R)

WI:    Johnson (R)    Baldwin (D)

WY:    Enzi (R)    Barrasso (R)

   Republican (50)    Democratic (47)    Independent (2)

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Current chairs and Ranking Members of United States Senate
United States Senate
committees

Chairs (Republican) Ranking Members (Democratic)

Aging (Special): Susan Collins Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry: Pat Roberts Appropriations: Richard Shelby Armed Services: John McCain Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Mike Crapo Budget: Mike Enzi Commerce, Science, and Transportation: John Thune Energy and Natural Resources: Lisa Murkowski Environment and Public Works: John Barrasso Ethics (Select): Johnny Isakson Finance: Orrin Hatch Foreign Relations: Bob Corker Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: Lamar Alexander Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Ron Johnson Indian Affairs: John Hoeven Intelligence (Select): Richard Burr International Narcotics Control (Caucus): Chuck Grassley Judiciary: Chuck Grassley Rules and Administration: Roy Blunt Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Jim Risch Veterans' Affairs: Johnny Isakson

Aging (Special): Bob Casey Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry: Debbie Stabenow Appropriations: Patrick Leahy Armed Services: Jack Reed Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Sherrod Brown Budget: Bernie Sanders Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Bill Nelson Energy and Natural Resources: Maria Cantwell Environment and Public Works: Tom Carper Ethics (Select): Chris Coons Finance: Ron Wyden Foreign Relations: Bob Menendez Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: Patty Murray Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Claire McCaskill Indian Affairs: Tom Udall Intelligence (Select): Mark Warner International Narcotics Control (Caucus): Dianne Feinstein Judiciary: Dianne Feinstein Rules and Administration: Amy Klobuchar Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Jeanne Shaheen Veterans' Affairs: Jon Tester

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Chairs and Ranking Members of United States Joint Congressional committees

Chairs Ranking Members Vice Chairs Vice Ranking Members

Budget/Appropriations Reform: Steve Womack
Steve Womack
(R-Houe) Economic: Erik Paulsen
Erik Paulsen
(R-House) Library: Gregg Harper
Gregg Harper
(R-House) Pensions: Orrin Hatch
Orrin Hatch
(R-Sen) Printing: Roy Blunt
Roy Blunt
(R-Sen) Security and Cooperation (Caucus): Roger Wicker
Roger Wicker
(R-Sen) Taxation: Orrin Hatch
Orrin Hatch
(R-Sen)

Budget/Appropriations Reform: Nita Lowey
Nita Lowey
(D-House) Economic: Martin Heinrich
Martin Heinrich
(D-Sen) Library: Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar
(D-Sen) Pensions: Sherrod Brown
Sherrod Brown
(D-Sen) Printing: Bob Brady
Bob Brady
(D-House) Security and Cooperation (Caucus): Alcee Hastings
Alcee Hastings
(D-House) Taxation: Rich Neal (D-House)

Budget/Appropriations Reform: Roy Blunt
Roy Blunt
(R-Sen) Economic: Mike Lee (R-Sen) Library: Roy Blunt
Roy Blunt
(R-Sen) Pensions: Virginia Foxx
Virginia Foxx
(R-House) Printing: Rodney Davis (R-House) Security and Cooperation (Caucus): Chris Smith (R-House) Taxation: Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
(R-House)

Budget/Appropriations Reform: Sheldon Whitehouse
Sheldon Whitehouse
(D-Sen) Economic: Carolyn Maloney
Carolyn Maloney
(D-House) Library: Bob Brady
Bob Brady
(D-House) Pensions: Rich Neal (D-House) Printing: Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar
(D-Sen) Security and Cooperation (Caucus): Ben Cardin
Ben Cardin
(D-Sen) Taxation: Ron Wyden
Ron Wyden
(D-Sen)

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Current elected statewide political officials of Ohio

U.S. Senators

Sherrod Brown Rob Portman

State government

John Kasich, Governor Mary Taylor, Lieutenant Governor Jon A. Husted, Secretary of State Mike DeWine, Attorney General Dave Yost, State Auditor Josh Mandel, Treasurer

Senate

Larry Obhof, President Bob Peterson, President pro tempore Randy Gardner, Majority Leader Joe Schiavoni, Minority Leader

House

Cliff Rosenberger, Speaker Kirk Schuring, Speaker pro tempore Dorothy Pelanda, Majority Leader Fred Strahorn, Minority Leader

Supreme Court

Maureen O'Connor, Chief Justice Pat Fischer Pat DeWine Terrence O'Donnell Mary DeGenaro Sharon L. Kennedy Judith L. French

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Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 13th congressional district

E. Whittlesey Spangler Leadbetter Mathews Johnson Parrish Ritchey W. Whittlesey Gaylord Lindsley Sherman Worcester O'Neill Delano Morgan Delano Morgan Southard Warner Atherton Converse Outhwaite Dungan Hare Harris Norton Jackson Mouser Anderson Key Overmyer Begg Baird Fiesinger White Baumhart Weichel Baumhart Mosher Pease Brown Sutton Ryan

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Ohio
Ohio
Secretary of State

Creighton McLene Kirby Hinkson Harlan Trevitt Sloane Galloway King Trevitt Baker A. Russell Cowen Kennon Armstrong W. Smith J. Russell Sherwood Wikoff Bell Barnes Townsend Newman Robinson Ryan Poorman Taylor Kinney Laylin Thompson Graves Hildebrant Fulton H. Smith T. H. Brown C. Brown Myers Kennedy Griffith Neffiner J. Sweeney Hummel C. Sweeney T. W. Brown Celebrezze S. Brown Taft Blackwell Brunner Husted

Authority control

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