U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown to speak at Akron Press Club May 11

Sherrod Brown, a Democrat running for re-election in November, will speak at the Akron Press Club Friday, May 11, at the Tangier in Akron. There will be the opportunity for questions from the audience. Doors will open at 11 a.m. Buffet lunch will start at 11:15 a.m. and the program will begin at 11:45 a.m.

This event is co-sponsored with the University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and The City Club of Cleveland.

Brown was elected to the United States Senate in 2006 and re-elected in 2012. He holds the highest elected office of any Democrat in Ohio.

He is the ranking member of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee; the Finance Committee; and the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee.

Brown represented Ohio’s 13th Congressional District from 1993 through January 2007. He served two terms as Ohio’s Secretary of State beginning in 1983. Before then he was a member of the Ohio House.

A native of Mansfield, Brown has degrees from The Ohio State University and Yale University. He lives in Cleveland with his wife Connie Schultz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author.


Speaker: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown.

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018.

Note special time: Doors open at 11 a.m. Buffet luncheon starting at 11:15 a.m. Program begins at 11:45 a.m.

Place: The Tangier, 532 W. Market Street, Akron.

Cost: $20 for Akron Press Club Members; $25 Non-Members; $160 for a table of 8.

Reservations requested: Click here for easy online reservations. Or contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or akronpressclub@gmail.com. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.

Reservation deadline: Noon, Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.


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.