A native of Mansfield, Sherrod Brown was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1974, and served as Ohio's Secretary of State from 1983-1990. He was a Congressman from the 13th District from 1993-2006 and was elected to the U.S. Senate on November 7, 2006 by more than 450,000 votes.
Priorities for Senator Sherrod Brown include building bipartisan coalition for a new trade policy and developing an alternative energy industry in the state. His interest in making Ohio the Silicon Valley of Alternative Energy began when he wrote Ohio's first solar energy law in 1977. As a U.S. Senator, Brown works with area universities,
entrepreneurs, labor unions, and community leaders to help utilize the states natural resources.
An Eagle Scout, Brown is a graduate of Yale University and earned Masters' Degrees from The Ohio State University in education and public administration. He has an honorary doctorate from Capital University. Senator Brown sits on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Banking Committee. He's the first
Ohio Senator in 40 years to sit on the Agriculture and Nutrition Committee and the first Ohio Senator to serve a full term on the Veterans committee.