US House, OH-11

Shontel Brown


  • Advocate for environmental justice
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned 98% lifetime score on LCV's National Environmental Scorecard


  • Member of the House Agriculture Committee
  • Holding this seat in Ohio will help the environmental movement reclaim apro-environment majority in the House of Representatives in 2024, which will help pave the way for climate action

Candidate Background

Representative Shontel Brown is running for a second term representing Ohio's 11th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. She won a special election in 2021 to fill the remainder of former U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge's term after she resigned to become U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. In 2011, Brown was elected to the Warrensville City Council and in 2014 was elected to represent the 9th district on the Cuyahoga County Council. In 2017, she was elected chair of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, the first woman and the first Black person to hold the position. As a local elected official, she worked in partnership with Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Fund to protect ecologically sensitive areas in the Chagrin River Valley and led resolutions to declare racism, including environmental racism, a public health crisis. In Congress, she has fought for funding to protect the Great Lakes and clean drinking water and has supported historic investments in climate action and environmental justice. Brown is a champion of environmental justice and supports aggressive action on climate change with net-zero emissions by 2050 and a carbon free power sector by 2035. Representative Brown has earned an impressive 98% lifetime score on LCV's National Environmental Scorecard

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