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  Brown, Sherrod
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<-  2009-08-01  
 
NameSherrod Brown
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Avon, Ohio , United States
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Websitehttp://brown.senate.gov/
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Born November 09, 1952 (65 years)
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Nov 28, 2012 12:55pm
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InfoSince voters in Ohio's 13th Congressional District first sent him to Congress in 1992, Sherrod Brown has become one of Congress' most respected voices on health care, trade policy, job creation, the environment, and other issues important to his Northeast Ohio district.

Brown is the ranking member on the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee. He also serves on the Subcommittees on Telecommunications and the Internet and Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. Brown's other assignments include the House International Relations Committee and its Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee.

As the Health Subcommittee's leading Democrat, Brown has achieved national acclaim fighting to give Americans access to affordable prescription drugs. He led the effort in the House to close legal loopholes used by brand-name drug companies to prevent price competition. Seniors groups in Ohio have honored Brown for sponsoring bus trips to Canada that allow consumers to get prescriptions drugs for up to 80% less than the price in the U.S.

A leader on children's health issues, Brown was the chief Democratic sponsor of the bipartisan Children's Health Act of 2000, which established a new Pediatric Research Initiative within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and expanded research projects on autism, birth defects, and other child-related illnesses and diseases. His efforts earned him the "Friend of Children and Children's Hospitals" award from the National Association of Children's Hospitals.

The American Public Health Association, the nation's largest public health organization with 50,000 members, recognized Congressman Brown with its Distinguished Public Health Legislator of the Year Award for 2002.

In addition to health-related achievements, Brown has fought trade agreements that threaten American jobs, undermine environmental safeguards, and eliminate workplace safety protections. He believes international trade agreements should include protections for workers in America and across the globe, including fair wages, decent working conditions, and the right to unionize. As a fierce critic of the North American Free Trade Agreement, he played a key role in efforts to defeat "fast track" trade negotiating authority in Congress. Brown also spoke against granting China increased trade privileges until its leaders adhere to internationally accepted human rights practices.

A member of the House International Relations Committee, Brown has brought the global tuberculosis threat to the policy forefront. He led a five-year effort that increased funding for international anti-TB programs from zero to the current $75 million. In addition to TB, Brown worked against the pharmaceutical industry's efforts to restrict African countries' access to life-saving prescription drugs for HIV/AIDS. He is also a founding member of the Congressional Caucuses for Taiwan and India.

As a long-standing member of the U.S. House and Senate Great Lakes Task Force, Brown has worked to preserve the economic and environmental vitality of Lake Erie and all the Great Lakes. He has led the charge to halt attempts by private companies to buy and sell Great Lakes water.

Born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio, Brown achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He graduated from Yale University with a degree in Russian studies and later earned master's degrees in education and public administration from Ohio State University. He served two terms as Ohio's Secretary of State and four terms in the Ohio House of Representatives.

Brown is married to Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz, who won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. He is the father of two daughters, Emily, a union organizer for the Service Employees International Union, and Elizabeth, an AmeriCorps graduate and student at Columbia University. Stepdaughter Caitlin is a high school student in Ohio. Stepson Andrew Gard is a doctoral student at Ohio State University.

Brown's first book, Congress from the Inside: Observations from the Majority and the Minority, is in its third edition, and his latest book, Myths of Free Trade, was published in September, 2004.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 52.00% ( 0.0) 30.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0)
07/22/2016-07/24/2016 Public Policy Polling (D) 43.00% ( 1.0) 30.00% ( 3.0) 26.00% ( 2.0)
06/30/2016-07/11/2016 Quinnipiac University 48.00% ( 4.0) 30.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 5.0)
06/08/2016-06/19/2016 Quinnipiac University 44.00% ( 2.0) 30.00% ( 3.0) 27.00% ( 0.0)
04/27/2016-05/08/2016 Quinnipiac University 46.00% ( 1.0) 27.00% ( 2.0) 27.00% ( 2.0)
04/26/2016-04/27/2016 Public Policy Polling (D) 42.00% ( 1.0) 33.00% ( 0.0) 24.00% ( 0.0)
03/04/2016-03/06/2016 Public Policy Polling (D) 43.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 3.0) 24.00% ( 3.0)
08/07/2015-08/18/2015 Quinnipiac University 47.00% ( 3.0) 29.00% ( 2.0) 25.00% ( 7.0)
06/04/2015-06/15/2015 Quinnipiac University 50.00% ( 2.0) 31.00% ( 4.0) 18.00% ( 3.0)
06/04/2015-06/07/2015 Public Policy Polling (D) 43.00% ( 3.0) 36.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 2.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/26/2012-10/28/2012 Pharos Research Group 56.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 0.0) 1.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 17, 2012 03:00pm Oops Sen. Sherrod Brown was delinquent on taxes for his D.C. condo  Article Imperator 
Mar 06, 2011 07:00am General Sherrod Brown apologizes for comparing GOP to Hitler, Stalin  Article kal 
Oct 17, 2006 09:00pm Profile The Columnist Who Shut Up to Speak Out  Article RP 
Nov 21, 2005 04:00pm Profile Who is Sherrod Brown?  Article RP 
Nov 08, 2005 10:00am News (Sherrod) Brown's Alito letter lifted from blogger  Article Thomas Walker 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.50000 Average

FAMILY
Daughter Elizabeth C. Brown 0000-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  02/09/2020 US President - D Primaries ???
  03/06/2018 OH US Senate - D Primary ???
  01/03/2017 Banking Committee Chairman Lost 47.83% (-4.35%)
  01/03/2015 Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Chairman Lost 45.45% (-9.09%)
  11/06/2012 Banking Committee Seat 4 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Agriculture Committee Seat 4 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Finance Committee Seat 11 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 OH US Senate Won 50.70% (+6.00%)
  03/06/2012 OH US Senate - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2009 Seat 07 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2007 Seat 08 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 OH US Senate Won 56.16% (+12.35%)
  05/02/2006 OH US Senate - D Primary Won 78.11% (+56.21%)
  11/02/2004 OH - District 13 Won 67.43% (+34.86%)
  03/02/2004 OH - District 13 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 OH District 13 Won 68.97% (+37.93%)
  11/07/2000 OH District 13 Won 64.59% (+32.57%)
  11/03/1998 OH District 13 Won 61.55% (+23.09%)
  11/05/1996 OH District 13 Won 60.81% (+25.19%)
  11/08/1994 OH District 13 Won 49.08% (+3.54%)
  11/03/1992 OH District 13 Won 53.31% (+18.08%)
  06/02/1992 OH District 13 - D Primary Won 45.42% (+22.97%)
  11/06/1990 OH Secretary of State Lost 46.99% (-6.02%)
  05/08/1990 OH Secretary of State- D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1986 OH Secretary of State Won 59.72% (+19.45%)
  05/06/1986 OH Secretary of State- D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1982 OH Secretary of State Won 53.60% (+11.63%)
  06/08/1982 OH Secretary of State- D Primary Won 33.77% (+6.46%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  04/27/2017 US Secretary of Labor Lost 0.00% (-61.22%)
  01/03/2015 Veterans' Affairs Chairman Lost 0.00% (-53.33%)
  11/18/2010 US Senate Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
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US Secretary of the Interior - Mar 01, 2017 R Ryan Zinke
US Secretary of Commerce - Feb 27, 2017 R Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 D Loretta Lynch
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John O. Brennan
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 D Elena Kagan
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
OH US President - D Primary - Mar 02, 2004 D Richard "Dick" Gephardt
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Richard "Dick" Gephardt
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1988 D Bruce E. Babbitt