Shontel Brown

For US House Representatives (OH-11)

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Position Sought

U.S. House Representatives (OH-11)

Current Position

U.S. House Representatives (OH-11)

Date of General Election

November 5, 2024


Congresswoman Shontel M. Brown is a relentless public servant who is committed to delivering results for the people of Ohio’s Eleventh Congressional District. She was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2021 and was sworn in on November 4, 2021. She brings a collaborative, dynamic, and problem-solving approach to Congress, where she works to attract jobs that pay fair wages to Northeast Ohio, improve access to affordable, high-quality health care, ensure equity and justice for all Americans, and improve the quality of life of all people living in her district.

In the 118th Congress, Congresswoman Brown is a member of the House Agriculture Committee, where she proudly serves as a Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Risk Management, and Credit.

Additionally, Congresswoman Brown serves on the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Nutrition, Foreign Agriculture, and Horticulture.

She also serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, where she was appointed to the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs. Additionally, she was selected to serve on the Select Committee on the Strategic Relationship Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party.

She is an active member of several Congressional caucuses, coalitions, and Task Forces. Some memberships include the Congressional Black Caucus, the New Democrat Coalition, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Democratic Women’s Caucus, Pro-Choice Caucus, Congressional Heartland Caucus, Great Lakes Task Force, and Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce. A complete list of the Congresswoman’s Caucuses, Coalitions, and Task Force membership can be found here.

Throughout her career in public service, Congresswoman Brown has promised to put the people first. She continues to keep this promise by speaking out and fighting for solutions on issues of importance to the people of Northeast Ohio. She consistently works to strengthen our public education system, improve the health of children and families, ensure that no American goes hungry, improve protections for Ohio workers, and address the poverty crisis that has plagued her district and others like it for far too long.

A proud, lifelong Clevelander, Congresswoman Brown has served the people of Northeast Ohio for more than a decade. She first entered public service in 2012, when she was elected as a Warrensville Heights city council member. In 2014, she was elected to represent the 9th district on the Cuyahoga County Council, one of the most diverse in the County, with constituents in the City of Cleveland and inner- and outer-ring suburbs. As a County Council Member, she earned a reputation as a proven and unifying leader, drawing job-creating projects to the district, improving access to affordable health care, and supporting public education.