U.S. SENATOR FOR OHIO
Ohio has a history of being considered a "bellwether state" when it comes to presidential elections. This means it's a trend indicator, and this past presidential election was no exception. By looking at the image to the right, you can see the county breakdown of this past presidential election by county. Ohio's swing state status swung from the left to the staunch right, giving Trump approximately 52% of the vote to Clinton's 43%. Thus setting the stage for one of the most vulnerable and difficult senate seats to hold on to in the upcoming midterm election: Sherrod Brown's.
In addition to the current temperament of the state, the last midterm election saw possibly the lowest voter turnout in Ohio's history. Pair that with the fact that historically Democrats don't show up to vote in midterm elections, Ohio faces a huge battle ahead in order to protect Senator Brown's seat.
Our hope is to not only protect Senator Brown's seat and procure his reelection, but to also educate and energize communities and demographics in Ohio that are traditionally ignored and overlooked.
Sherrod Brown was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. He attended local public schools. He played basketball and baseball in high school and, along with his brothers Bob and Charlie, became an avid Cleveland Indians fan. Active in scouting, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. His father was a small-town doctor who made house calls and treated everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. His mother taught her sons to fight for what was right. Sherrod has never forgotten where he comes from.
Sherrod has earned a reputation as an independent voice for ordinary Ohioans and middle-class families, in the Senate and prior to that when he represented Ohio’s 13th District in the U.S. House. He is a man of principle who has made a career of standing up to special interests in Washington.
In 2006, Ohio voters elected Sherrod to the United States Senate with one of the largest margins over an incumbent in U.S. history. Since his election, Sherrod has been working to stop the erosion of jobs in Ohio due to the wrong-headed trade and economic policies of the past. Because he understands that representing people is more important than partisan politics, he has stood up to Presidents of both parties to fight against trade agreements that don’t provide American workers and businesses with a level playing field.
Sherrod currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife Connie Schultz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author. Sherrod and Connie have three daughters, a son, a daughter- and son-in-law, two grandchildren, and an adorable dog named Franklin.
(Credit: Sherrod Brown's Campaign Site)
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