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Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)

Political Highlights: Ohio House, 1975-83; Ohio secretary of state, 1983-91; defeated for re-election as Ohio secretary of state, 1990; U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2007; U.S. Senate, 2007-present
Born: Nov. 9, 1952; Mansfield, Ohio
Residence: Cleveland
Religion: Lutheran
Family: Wife, Connie Schultz; two children, two stepchildren
Education: Yale U., B.A. 1974; Ohio State U., M.A. 1979; Ohio State U., M.P.A. 1981
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Commodities, Risk Management & Trade; Nutrition, Specialty Crops, & Agricultural Research; Rural Development & Energy); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs; Finance (Health Care; Social Security, Pensions & Family Policy - Ranking Member); Veterans' Affairs

Election History
2012generalSherrod Brown (D) 2,762,69050.7
Josh Mandel (R) 2,435,71244.7
Scott Rupert (I) 250,6164.6
2006generalSherrod Brown (D) 2,257,36956.2
Mike DeWine (R) 1,761,03743.8
2004generalSherrod Brown (D) 201,00467.4
Robert Lucas (R) 97,09032.6
2002generalSherrod Brown (D) 123,02569.0
Ed Oliveros (R) 55,35731.0
2000generalSherrod Brown (D) 170,05864.6
Rick Jeric (R) 84,29532.0
Michael Chmura (LIBERT) 5,8372.2
David Kluter (NL) 3,1081.2
1998generalSherrod Brown (D) 116,30961.5
Grace Drake (R) 72,66638.5
1996generalSherrod Brown (D) 146,69060.5
Kenneth Blair (R) 87,10835.9
David Kluter (NL) 8,7073.6
1994generalSherrod Brown (D) 93,14749.1
Gregory White (R) 86,42245.5
Howard Mason (I) 7,7774.1
John Ryan (I) 2,4301.3
1992generalSherrod Brown (D) 134,48653.3
Margaret Mueller (R) 88,88935.2
Mark Miller (I) 20,3208.1
Tom Lawson (I) 4,7191.9
Werner Lange (I) 3,8441.5
Roll Call Vitals


Ohio is 14th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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