Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge is a committed public servant who brings a hard-working, problem-solving spirit to United States House of Representatives and to the task of creating jobs, protecting safety net programs, and improving health care, access to healthy foods, and education. She represents the people of the 11th Congressional District of Ohio, and is Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 113th Congress.
Congresswoman Fudge is a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, where she is the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight and Nutrition, and a member of the Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology & Foreign Agriculture. She also served as Leader Pelosi’s representative on the Agricultural act of 2014 (Farm Bill) Conference Committee. As a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, Congresswoman Fudge serves on the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education and the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
The Congresswoman fights for protection of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly known as food stamps), child nutrition improvements, and access to locally grown, healthy foods. She is a fierce advocate for equal access to quality education, fair labor practices, and civil and human rights, among other issues. Congresswoman Fudge was an early and consistent voice for voter protection, and continues her commitment to ending childhood obesity in a generation, stamping out hunger, strengthening our education system and promoting job creation. She is a staunch advocate for those who need the most, but have few to speak on their behalf.
The Congresswoman is a Past National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a member of the Greater Cleveland (OH) Alumnae Chapter.
Congresswoman Fudge earned a bachelor’s degree in business from The Ohio State University, and a law degree from the Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall School of Law. She has served the people of her home state since her graduation from The Ohio State University, beginning with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, and later as the first African American female elected to serve as the mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Her work ethic, problem solving approach, and ability to build collaborative relationships has earned a reputation among her colleagues in Washington and at home as an insightful leader and knowledgeable legislator.
As a dedicated public servant, she begins each morning with a firm promise “to do the people’s work.” It is a simple philosophy that defines this Congresswoman of character and substance, who always keeps her promise.