Congresswoman Marcia Fudge to speak Jan. 23

U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge will speak at the Akron Press Club luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 23. This event is co-sponsored by the University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. There will be the opportunity for questions following the speech.

Fudge represents Ohio’s 11th Congressional District, which includes parts of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Summit County and Akron. The Warrensville Heights Democrat first was elected to Congress in November 2008.

She chairs the Congressional Black Caucus and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Fudge serves on the Agriculture Committee and the Education and the Workforce Committee. She also is on the Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee; the Workforce Protection Subcommittee; and the Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee.

Fudge has a JD degree from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, and a BS degree in business from The Ohio State University.




Speaker: Marcia Fudge.

Time: Buffet luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 23. Program follows.

Place: Quaker Station Ballroom C, 135 South Broadway (free parking behind the building).

Cost: $15 for Press Club members, $20 for non-members.

Reservations requested: Call 330-564-4211, email or go to

Reservation deadline: Noon, Monday, Jan. 20.


Upcoming events:

Feb. 13 – David James, State of Akron Public Schools.

March 14 – Russ Pry, State of Summit County.


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.