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).

12.09.14 - Senator Brown's Bill Allowing Electronic Proof Of Insurance Passes Ohio House Of Representatives

 

Columbus—Today, the Ohio House of Representatives voted to pass SB 255 which allows Ohio motorists to provide proof of financial responsibility via a smart phone or other mobile electronic device during a traffic stop. When signed into law, Senate Bill 255, sponsored by State Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) will make Ohio the 36th state to pass similar legislation.

 
 

12.02.14 - Senator Brown Provides Sponsor Testimony On Bill To Create Sales Tax Holiday In Ohio

 

Columbus – Today, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) provided sponsor testimony on SB 303 in the Ohio Senate Ways and Means Committee. SB 303 would establish a three day sales tax holiday for qualifying energy star products starting on the first Friday in April each year.

 
 

11.10.14 - Senator Brown Introduces Bill To Protect Health Benefits For Retiring Workers

 

Columbus – Senator Edna Brown introduced Senate Bill 385 to prevent some public employees from losing their health benefits.  

 

 
 

10.06.14 - Senator Brown Announces Funding For Energy Saving Projects At UT And ToCI

 

Columbus – State Senator Edna Brown announced that the State Controlling Board has released $102,700 for energy cost reduction upgrades in buildings on the University of Toledo’s campus. Additionally, $83,850 has been approved for weatherization projects at the Toledo Correctional Institution (ToCI).

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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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