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Marcia L. FudgeDEMDemocrat U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
69
Years of Age
22
Years of Experience
OHResidence (state)

Marcia Louise Fudge (born October 29, 1952) is an American attorney and politician serving as the 18th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development since 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, she served as the U.S. representative for Ohio's 11th congressional district from 2008 to 2021. The district includes most of the black-majority precincts between Cleveland and Akron. Following the death of Stephanie Tubbs Jones in 2008, Fudge ran unopposed in the special election to replace her. She was chair of the Congressional Black Caucus in the 113th Congress. She considered running for Speaker of the United States House of Representatives at the start of the 116th Congress but eventually announced she would back Nancy Pelosi.Then president-elect Joe Biden nominated Fudge as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on December 10, 2020. The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs advanced her nomination by a vote of 17–7 on February 4, 2021. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 10, 2021, by a vote of 66–34. She was virtually sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris on March 10, 2021. Upon taking her oath of office, she became the first African-American woman to serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development since Patricia Roberts Harris left the office in 1979.

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Campaign Funding

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18
$763,205
Total Raised
$608,143
Total Spent
$923,585
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Public Sector Unions$61,000
79%
Agricultural Services/Products$48,500
66%
Lawyers/Law Firms$40,521
63%
Building Trade Unions$38,750
62%
Industrial Unions$38,000
55%
Real Estate$33,911
49%
Electric Utilities$30,003
46%
Transportation Unions$28,500
42%
Insurance$26,003
37%
Crop Production & Basic Processing$22,500
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
Ohio State University
Bachelor of Science
1975
Cleveland–Marshall College of Law
Juris Doctor
1983
Shaker Heights High School
1971
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Secretary
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
2021 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Ohio
2008 - 2021
Mayor
City of Warrensville Heights, Ohio
2000 - 2008
Chief of Staff
United States Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones
1998 - 2000
Deputy County Auditor
Estate Tax Department
Director
Budget Commission/Prosecutor's Office/Personal Property Tax Department, Cuyahoga County
Other Experience1 - 30 of 30
Member
Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
Current
Member
Young Democrats of America
Current
Member
Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition
Current
Co-Chair
National Social Action Commission, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
2000 - 2004
National President
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
1996 - 2000
Board Member
Cleveland Public Library
Board Member
Judge Lloyd O. Brown Scholarship Committee
Board Member
Alcoa Aluminum
Co-Chair
Democrats for Public Education
Former Member
Glenville Church of God
Former Member
Executive Committee, Cuyahoga County Mayors and Managers
Member
Zion Chapel Baptist Church
Member
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues
Current
Member
Congressional Military Family Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Rock and Roll Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Diabetes Caucus
Current
Chair
Congressional Black Caucus
2012 - Current
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Education and the Workforce Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Education & Labor Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Committee on House Administration, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Agriculture Committee, United States House of Representatives
Member
Congressional Progressive Caucus, present