Columbus – Today, State Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) took the oath of office to serve in the Ohio Senate for the 131st General Assembly as well as the Minority Whip in the Senate Democratic Caucus. Senator Brown represents the 11th Senate District that encompasses a majority of Lucas County, including the cities of Toledo, Maumee, Oregon and Holland.

“I am honored to once again represent the 11th Senate District in the 131st General Assembly,” said Senator Brown. “I also appreciate the trust that has been placed in me by my Democratic colleagues to continue serving as the Minority Whip. There are many important issues facing my district and Ohio, and I look forward to working every day to improve the lives of all Ohioans with my colleagues in the Senate.”

Senator Brown will begin her second term as State Senator representing the 11th District (2010-present) after serving for nine years in the Ohio House of Representatives (2002-2010), eight years on Toledo City Council (1994-2002) and a 32 year career working with the City of Toledo.

Senator Brown was also sworn in today to serve as the First Vice President of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus.

 

 
 
 
  
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