U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown to speak Jan. 6

Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will speak Friday, Jan. 6, to the Akron Press Club at the University of Akron’s Martin Center. There will be the opportunity for questions following the speech.
This event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters for the Akron Area and the University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.
Democrat Brown was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, defeating incumbent Republican Mike DeWine.
Brown serves on the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, Appropriations Committee, Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Select Committee on Ethics. He chairs the Subcommittee on Economic Policy and the Subcommittee on Hunger, Nutrition and Family Farms.
Prior to serving in the United States Senate, Brown was a congressman for the 13th District, Ohio’s Secretary of State, and a member of the Ohio General Assembly. Brown holds degrees from The Ohio State University and Yale University. He taught political science at Ohio State. The Mansfield native is married to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Connie Schultz.

Speaker: Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator from Ohio.
Time: Buffet luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m., Friday, Jan. 6. Program follows.
Place: Martin University Center, 105 Fir Hill, University of Akron campus.
Cost: $15 for Press Club members, $20 for non-members.
Reservations requested: Call 330-564-4211 or e-mail RSVP@cmoresearch.com

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events. Visit www.akronpressclub.org for membership information.