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Aprill Turner

BROOKLYN (September 20, 2021) – Higher Heights for America, the only organization exclusively dedicated to electing more progressive Black women at all levels, announces its endorsement of Shontel Brown for Congress representing Ohio’s 11th congressional district. 

Brown is no stranger to Ohio politics. In 2017, she became the first woman and the first African-American to serve as Cuyahoga County Democratic party chair. Prior to that, she was elected to the Warrensville Heights City Council in 2011, where she held office for three years. 

“I am running to represent Ohio’s 11th Congressional District to continue to build on the work of the Honorable Marcia L. Fudge. I stand for affordable, quality health care, jobs that pay fair wages, a strong public education system, and equity and justice for all. As the only candidate running in the race with legislative experience during the pandemic, I will utilize my first-hand experiences to work with President Biden for swift health and economic recovery from the pandemic that works for Northeast Ohio,” Brown says.  

Higher Heights knows that Brown is a fighter and will fight for all in Congress. 

“During my time in office, I had the privilege of moving Cuyahoga County forward while addressing health disparities and other public issues in Northeast Ohio. This work successfully launched a countywide 911 text message system and declared racism a public health crisis. Additionally, while serving on County Council, I worked diligently to ensure minority-owned businesses receive their fair share of future contracts in Cuyahoga County,” she continued. 

Higher Heights for America PAC is the only national organization exclusively dedicated to building the political power of black women and electing more progressive Black women at the federal and statewide levels and as mayors in the 100 most populous U.S. cities. Read more about Higher Heights’ official endorsed candidates here.