Working class champion Sherrod Brown has won three Senate elections in the key swing-state of Ohio with his brand of no-nonsense progressive populism.
Following Tim Ryan’s loss in the 2022 Ohio Senate election, Senator Brown’s 2024 Senate race will be one of the tightest and most closely watched in the nation.
A strong pro-union, pro-worker Democrat, Brown often repeats Martin Luther King’s mantra of protecting the “dignity of work” on the campaign trail and on the Senate floor. “Every day in this office, I fight for that sense from Dr. King of how an adequately paid job and the dignity of work make our democratic project meaningful,” he told one interviewer.
Senator Brown espouses a progressive, diplomacy-first approach on American foreign policy. He voted against the Iraq War, has sharply criticized US support for Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Yemen, and blasted President Trump for his withdrawal from President Obama's Iran deal, which verifiably blocked Iran's path to nuclear weapons.
Brown serves on the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, the Committee on Finance, and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
Senator Brown is a strong J Street ally.
He has been a consistent supporter of fully funding US security aid to Israel as outlined in President Obama’s 10-year Memorandum of Understanding.
In 2019, he co-sponsored Senate Resolution 234 which reaffirms Senate support for a two-state solution and opposition to settlement expansion and annexation in the West Bank. He also voted against a 2019 measure which would have infringed free speech protections by permitting local governments to penalize contractors who engaged in personal boycotts of Israel or the settlements.