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.

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.

 
 

01.25.16 - Senator Brown Named State Director For Women In Government Foundation, Inc.

 

Columbus – Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) was recently sworn in as a State Director for the Women In Government Foundation, Inc. (WIG) during their 22nd Annual State Directors Conference in Tampa Florida.

 
 

01.21.16 - Toledo City Council Passes Resolution In Support Of SB 224

 

Columbus – Today, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) announced the unanimous passage of Resolution 585-15 by Toledo City Council. The resolution was approved by Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson on December 29, 2015. Resolution 585-15 calls upon the Ohio General Assembly to pass Senate Bill 224 (SB 224), introduced by Senator Brown to address agricultural pollution and reduce toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.

 
 

01.14.16 - Senator Brown Presents Award At The 31st Annual Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration

 

Columbus – Today, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) presented the Health Equity and Awareness Award to Toledo resident Ms. Doni Miller during the 31st Annual Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration held at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbus.

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 11

 
Counties: Lucas (part)
 

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Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-5204
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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