Representative Marcia L. Fudge is a committed public servant who brings a hard-working, problem-solving spirit of determination to Congress and to the task of creating jobs, attacking predatory lending, and improving health care, small business, and education.
These characteristics were honed 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. Former Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell described Representative Fudge to The Plain Dealer as “absolutely the hardest worker you have ever seen.”
With appointments to House Committees and Caucus seats, Representative Fudge put her strong work ethic to practice. On the Education and Labor Committee, she works toward elevating Cleveland’s struggling public schools to academic excellence. As a member of the committee’s Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness Subcommittee, Representative Fudge is dedicated to aiding research at our universities and institutions of higher learning. Her strong support for labor is well-served on the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee from which she supported The Employee Free Choice Act, a bill making it easier for workers to challenge wage discrimination. The Science and Technology Committee is an important seat for our area with its robust aerospace industry and the only STEM School in the state of Ohio. With her hard work and dedication, it is no surprise that she is one of the only freshmen members of Congress appointed to serve as Vice Chair of a Subcommittee.
Personally, Representative Fudge is past National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Professionally, she earned a Business Administration degree from Ohio State University and a law degree from Cleveland State University. She served as the chief administrator for her beloved friend and then Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Stephanie Tubbs Jones. When Tubbs Jones was elected to Congress, Representative Fudge became her first Chief of Staff.
Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge took the oath of office for the 110th Congress on November 19, 2008. She is highly respected by her congressional colleagues for her insight, wisdom, and honesty. Because she is a visionary, she voted for President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as a welcome “initial lifeline”. As a dedicated public servant, she begins each morning with a firm promise “to do the people’s work”. This simple philosophy defines this Congresswoman of substance and character who always keeps her promise.