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Sherrod BrownDEMDemocrat United States Senator
70
Years of Age
44
Years of Experience
OHResidence (state)

Sherrod Campbell Brown (born November 9, 1952) is an American politician serving as the senior United States senator from Ohio, a seat which he has held since 2007. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the U.S. representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district from 1993 to 2007 and the 47th secretary of state of Ohio from 1983 to 1991. He started his political career in 1975 as an Ohio state representative. Brown defeated two-term Republican incumbent Mike DeWine in the 2006 U.S. Senate election and was reelected in 2012, defeating state treasurer Josh Mandel, and in 2018, defeating U.S. representative Jim Renacci. 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, the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and Select Committee on Ethics. At the start of the 114th Congress in January 2015, Brown became the ranking Democratic member on the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. In January 2021, Brown became chair of the committee and initiated an inquiry into the implosion of Archegos Capital Management, an investment firm that was accused of fraud and insider trading and lost billions of dollars.Brown became the state's senior U.S. senator after the retirement of George Voinovich in 2011. Since then, Brown has been the only Democratic statewide elected official in Ohio, with the exception of some Democratic-affiliated Ohio Supreme Court justices elected in nonpartisan races.

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Campaign Funding

20
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$28,659,987
Total Raised
$27,840,436
Total Spent
$1,371,245
Cash on Hand

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Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
Ohio State University
MPA Public Administration
1981
Ohio State University
MA Education
1979
Yale University
BA Russian Studies
1974
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Senator
United States Senate
2007 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1993 - 2006
Secretary of State
Ohio
1982 - 1990
Representative
Ohio State House of Representatives
1975 - 1982
Teacher
Government/Political Science, Ohio State University
1979 - 1981
Other Experience1 - 19 of 19
Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts of America
Co-Founder
House Food Safety Caucus
2003 - 2006
Founder
Northeast Ohio Breast and Prostate Cancer Task Force
Member
Great Lakes Task Force
Co-Chair
Congressional Automotive Caucus
Co-Chair
Congressional Caucus on Taiwan
Former Co-Chair
Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Health Care, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management and Trade, United States Senate
Member
Senate Nuclear Waste Cleanup Caucus
Member
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Member
Older Americans Caucus
Member
Medical Technology Caucus
Member
Law Enforcement Caucus
Member
Congressional Steel Caucus
Member
Congressional Human Rights Caucus
Member
Democratic Steering Committee
Member
Executive Committee, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans