Senator Brown meets with a constituent.
Senator Brown meets with a constituent.
 Senator Brown takes the oath of office for the 130th General Assembly administered by Judge Jeffery Hopkins as her brother Johnny Hutton looks on.
Senator Brown takes the oath of office for the 130th General Assembly administered by Judge Jeffery Hopkins as her brother Johnny Hutton looks on.
 Senator Brown studies the Senate Opening Day program during the Senate Session.
Senator Brown studies the Senate Opening Day program during the Senate Session.
Senator Edna Brown discuses policy issues
Senator Edna Brown discuses policy issues
 Senator Edna Brown sworn into office to represent Ohio's 11th Senate District.
Senator Edna Brown sworn into office to represent Ohio's 11th Senate District.
 Senator Edna Brown receives the Legislative Leadership Award from Action Ohio.
Senator Edna Brown receives the Legislative Leadership Award from Action Ohio.
 

Edna Brown (D-Toledo) was first elected to serve Ohio’s 11th Senate district in November, 2010. Prior to joining the Senate, her dedication to public service led to a 32-year career as an employee with the city of Toledo, followed by an eight-year tenure as a member of Toledo City Council. She was appointed to the Statehouse in January 2002 to fill a vacated seat in the Ohio House of Representatives. Senator Brown was re-elected to the Senate in 2014 and currently serves as the Democratic Whip.

 

 
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Senator Brown appears on Ohio in Focus to talk about issues in the General Assembly.

11.29.16 - Senator Brown Testifies For Bill To Reduce Toxic Algal Blooms In Ohio Waterways

 

Columbus –Today, State Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) provided sponsor testimony on Senate Bill 224 in the Senate Agriculture Committee. SB 224 improves upon the General Assembly’s previous work to reduce nutrient runoff from agricultural lands and animal feeding lots, which contributes to toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie.

 
 

05.25.16 - Senator Brown Celebrates Passage Of Children's Nutrition Bill

 

COLUMBUS – Today, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) applauded the Ohio Senate's passage of Senate Bill 247, the Children’s Nutrition Bill. Senator Brown and Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) introduced this bill to increase access to nutritious meals for children during the summer months, when free and reduced price meals through school programs are not available.  

 
 

05.11.16 - Senator Brown Joins Democratic Senators To Oppose Restrictive Voting Bill

 

COLUMBUS – Today, all Democratic members of the Senate Civil Justice Committee expressed strong opposition to Senate Bill 296, which would add additional hurdles for Ohioans who attempt to keep polling locations open on Election Day. The bill has moved quickly through the Senate and will likely pass the Senate this afternoon.

 

 
 

01.28.16 - New Report - Ohio's Death Penalty Unfair Toward Minorities

 

COLUMBUS– Senator Edna Brown (D – Toledo) announced the release of a new report on the application of Ohio’s death penalty. The report, conducted by University of North Carolina professor Dr. Frank R. Baumgartner, found that the race of the victim is strongly correlated with whether or not an individual receives the death penalty. If a homicide victim is white, there is a greater chance that the death penalty will be sought than if the victim is black. The disparity is even greater when factoring in gender; homicides involving white female victims are six times more likely to result in an execution than homicides involving black male victims.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Background

 
Leadership Position : Minority Whip
Hometown : Toledo
Party : Democrat
Elected Experience :

State Senator since 2011; State Representative, 2002-2010; Toledo City Councilwoman, 1994-2002


Current Term : Expires December 2018 / Not eligible to run for another four-year term