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Betty Sutton


The youngest of six children, Betty Sutton was raised in Barberton. Her dad worked at the local boiler factory and her mom at the public library. She worked her way through college at Kent State and – while still in law school – won the first race she entered: Barberton City Council. She then went on to serve as Vice President of the Summit County Council and in the Ohio House of Representatives.

In 2006, Betty successfully won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 13th Congressional District, where she served until 2012. Her election to Congress made Betty the first Democratic woman in Ohio to serve as a legislator at the local, county, state and federal levels.

When Ohio firefighters made Betty aware of challenges they faced, she found solutions to help protect and strengthen funding through the Department of Homeland Security to allow fire departments to rehire or retain firefighters and fund needed equipment and training. She helped establish the National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance at the University of Akron, which included the nation’s first undergraduate degree program in corrosion engineering. The center is leading the way in developing and producing the cost-cutting materials for this emerging industry.

In her last term, Betty introduced the ‘American Jobs First’ Initiative, a package of four bills that would help revive American manufacturing and put Americans back to work without requiring any major new spending. Her goal was to strengthen existing Made in America laws and level the playing field for American manufacturers.

From 2013 – 2017, Betty served in the Obama administration as the Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. Betty lives in Copley, Ohio with her husband Doug Corwon, who is a federal mediator, and her two rescue dogs, Oscar and Cleo.

Race Facts

Race Type: Open Seat (Currently Republican)

Primary Election Date: May 8, 2018

Primary Election Result: Won Primary

General Election Opponents: Jon Husted (Republican)

General Election Date: November 6, 2018

 





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