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Remarks from Congresswoman Shontel Brown

Shontel Brown speaking at the City Club of Cleveland.
Shontel Brown speaking at the City Club of Cleveland.

In November 2021, Ohio's 11th Congressional District underwent a special election to fill the seat previously held by Marcia Fudge, who joined the Biden Administration as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Before redistricting, the district has been one of two majority-minority Ohio districts protected under the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It encompasses much of Cleveland, its eastern suburbs, a western portion of Akron, and about 30 cities.

A Cleveland native, Congresswoman Shontel Brown founded a marketing company before her election to Warrensville Heights City Council in 2011, where she held office for three years. In 2014, she was elected to the 9th District on Cuyahoga County Council; and since 2017 has served as chair of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party.

She was elected in Ohio's 11th Congressional District in last year’s special election and serves on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Shontel Brown
Congresswoman, 11th District of Ohio, United States House of Representatives

Dan Moulthrop
CEO, The City Club of Cleveland

Natalia Garcia is a digital producer for the education team at Ideastream Public Media.