SHERROD BROWN OF OHIO
In 2006, Ohio voters elected Sherrod Brown to the U.S. Senate with one of the largest margins over an incumbent in U.S. history. Since then, Sherrod has proven a champion for all Ohioans and the dignity of the work they do every day. That’s why Ohio has sent him to Washington during both the Obama and Trump Administrations to fight for them.
Sherrod practices a positive populism, fighting for an economy that restores the value of hard work in America over special interests and creates opportunity without tearing anyone down.Throughout his career, Sherrod has led the fight against wrong-headed trade deals that have devastated the U.S. manufacturing sector and eliminated good-paying American jobs. Since President Trump’s inauguration, Sherrod has worked with the administration on key trade issues, and has laid out a four-point plan to renegotiate NAFTA to secure a deal that meets his standard of putting workers first.
But he will hold anyone — including President Trump or his Democratic colleagues — accountable for keeping their promises to the people who put them in office.
As a matter of principle, Sherrod refused to accept the congressional healthcare plan, paid for by taxpayers, until affordable health insurance was available to Ohioans. He continues to stand up to insurance and pharmaceutical company lobbyists in order to make healthcare more affordable for seniors, workers, people with pre-existing conditions and small businesses. He learned from his father — a small-town doctor who treated everyone, regardless of their ability to pay — that healthcare is foundational to people’s livelihoods and their ability to reach their full potential.
Sherrod learned from his mother, a teacher, that the role of government is to speak up for those who feel they don’t have a voice and to stand up for the little guy. Those values still drive his public service and guide his efforts to hold the powerful — even people in his own party — accountable.