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State Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) was sworn into office Monday as the first African-American to represent Lucas County and the 11th District in the Ohio Senate. Her Democratic colleagues also elected Senator Brown to serve as Minority Whip in the 129th General Assembly. "I am honored that the voters of the eleventh Senate district recognized my past experience and dedication to Lucas County," said Senator Brown. "It is humbling to have also been chosen to serve in the leadership position of Minority Whip by the Senate Democrat Caucus. I will continue to diligently serve my constituents as a State Senator and listen to their concerns." Senator Brown previously served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 2002 to 2010 representing Ohio's 48th House District. She also served six years on Toledo City Council.
 
 
 
  
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Senator Brown Recognizes UT Urban Affairs Renaming In Honor Of Former Toledo Mayor Jack Ford

 

Columbus – Today in the Senate Finance Higher Education Subcommittee, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) gave testimony to advocate for a budget amendment recognizing the renaming of the University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center in honor of former Toledo Mayor Jack Ford.



 
 

Senators Brown And Gardner Honor State Hockey Champions

 

Columbus--Today, Senators Edna Brown (D-Toledo) and Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) honored the St. Francis de Sales Hockey Team with a resolution from the Ohio Senate for defeating Lakewood St. Edward High School 3-1 at the state championship finals on March 14th at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. 



 
 

Senator Brown Reintroduces Bill To Abolish Death Penalty

 

Columbus—Today,Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) introduced SB 154 to abolish the use of capital punishment in Ohio. Senator Brown introduced similar legislation during the 129th and 130th Ohio General Assemblies.



 
 

Senator Brown Announces Over $3 Million In Funding For Toledo Institutions

 

Columbus –Today, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) announced the state Controlling Board has approved over $3.6 million in funding to three Toledo institutions for infrastructure improvements.