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 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 moved to the Statehouse in January 2002 to fill the Ohio House of Representatives seat of then newly-elected Toledo mayor Jack Ford. Senator Brown currently serves as the Minority Whip in the Senate.

 
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VIDEO: Senator Brown Discusses her legislation (SB 269) to give schools three more calamity days.
VIDEO: Senator Brown discusses her Children's Nutrition bill (SB 11).

09.30.14 - Senator Brown Responds To Attorney General's Comments On Resuming Executions In Ohio

 

Columbus – State Senator Edna Brown responded to Attorney General Mike DeWine’s announcement that executions in Ohio will be put on hold until the General Assembly passes laws to provide anonymity for “compounding pharmacies” which provide the chemicals used in executions and immunity protection for physicians who assist the state with executions.

 
 

08.14.14 - Senator Brown Introduces Bill To Help Protect Lake Erie

 

Columbus – Today, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) introduced Senate Bill 356, legislation to add animal manure to the list of fertilizers covered under current law for the purposes of fertilizer applicator certification. Senate Bill 356 is an expansion of Senate Bill 150, which was passed earlier this year. The legislation was introduced in light of the recent water crisis in which 500,000 Northwest Ohio residents were unable to use their tap water due to contamination from toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.

 
 

08.11.14 - Senator Brown Announces Funding To Center For Innovative Food Technology

 

Columbus – State Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) announced today that the State Controlling Board has released $1,000,000 to the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) located in Toledo, Ohio. The funding is a part of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA).

 
 

08.11.14 - Senator Brown Comments On Extension Of Capital Punishment Moratorium

 

Columbus—Today, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Federal Judge Gregory Frost extended the moratorium on executions in Ohio until January 15, 2015.

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 11

 
Counties: Lucas (part)
 

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Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor
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 2014 / Eligible to run for another four-year term