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Representative Marcia L. Fudge is a committed public servant who brings a hard-working, problem-solving spirit to Congress and to the task of creating jobs, attacking predatory lending, and improving health care, small business, and education. These characteristics were honed while serving as Warrensville Heights’ first African American female Mayor.  As the city’s top executive, Representative Fudge led Warrensville Heights in building 200 new homes and shoring up a sagging retail base. The Honorable Louis Stokes, who represented the 11th District until his retirement says, "Congresswoman Fudge continues to build upon a quickly-earned reputation among her colleagues of being a hard worker and a knowledgeable legislator with leadership qualities."

Representative Fudge put her strong work ethic into practice in her appointments on House Committees and Caucus seats . On the Agriculture Committee, she continues her commitment to ending childhood obesity in a generation, stamping out hunger and monitoring the safety of our food supply. On the Education and the Workforce Committee, the Congresswoman is a strong advocate for policies to strengthen our education system and promote job creation.  Additionally, she was an early, and continues to be a strong, voice for voter protection.

Congresswoman Fudge is past National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Professionally, she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University and a law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University. 

Congresswoman Fudge is now serving in her third consecutive full term.  She was elected in a special election in November 2008, re-elected in the general election that was held that same month and most recently in 2012.  She is highly respected by her congressional colleagues for her insight, wisdom, and honesty.  In 2012, the Congresswoman was unanimously elected by her colleagues to serve as Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus in the 113th Congress.  As a dedicated public servant, she begins each morning with a firm promise “to do the people’s work”. That simple philosophy defines this Congresswoman of substance and character who always keeps her promise.