|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 11th district
|Assumed office |
November 4, 2021
|Preceded by||Marcia Fudge|
|Member of the Cuyahoga County Council|
from the 9th district
January 1, 2015 – November 4, 2021
|Preceded by||Ellen Connally|
|Succeeded by||Meredith Turner|
|Born||June 24, 1975|
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Education||Cuyahoga Community College (AS)|
Wilberforce University (BS)
Shontel Monique Brown (born June 24, 1975) is an American politician who is the U.S. representative for Ohio's 11th congressional district. A member of the Democratic Party, she won her seat in a special election on November 2, 2021. She was a member of the Cuyahoga County Council, representing the 9th district, and chaired the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party.
Brown earned an Associate of Science degree in business management from Cuyahoga Community College. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational management from Wilberforce University.
Brown founded Diversified Digital Solutions, a marketing support company. She was elected to the Warrensville Heights City Council in 2011, where she held office for three years. In 2014, she was elected to the 9th District on the Cuyahoga County Council, succeeding Councilwoman C. Ellen Connally. Her district includes much of eastern Cuyahoga County, including Warrensville Heights, Bedford, Shaker Heights, Orange, and part of eastern Cleveland. In 2017, she was elected chair of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, defeating State Senator Sandra Williams and Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins. Upon taking office, Brown became the first woman and the first African-American to serve as Cuyahoga County Democratic party chair.
As a U.S. representative, Brown supported the Build Back Better Act.
|Elections in Ohio|
Brown defeated Nina Turner in the May 3, 2022, Democratic primary for the 11th district. She was endorsed by President Joe Biden and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The Congressional Progressive Caucus had supported Turner in the Democratic primary for Ohio's 11th congressional district special election in 2021.
|Democratic||Shontel Brown (incumbent)||40,517||66.5|
|Democratic||John E. Barnes Jr.||801||1.04%|
|Democratic||Seth J. Corey||493||0.64%|
|Democratic||Pamela M. Pinkney||184||0.24%|
|Democratic||James Jerome Bell||101||0.13%|