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Sherrod Brown

[Congressional biography]

Born: November 9, 1952 in Mansfield, OH

Education:

  • Yale University, B.A., 1974
  • Ohio State University, M.A., 1981

Career:

  • Instructor at Ohio State University, 1979-1981

Elected Office:

  • OH House, 1975-1982
  • OH Secretary of State, 1983-1991
  • Candidate for OH Secretary of State, 1990



Election Results for Sherrod Brown


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YearAgeStatePartyOfficeDistrictStagePosVotes%
1982 29 OH D Secretary of State Primary 1 304,952 33.8%
1982 29 OH D Secretary of State General 1 1,739,602 53.6%
1986 33 OH D Secretary of State Primary 1 601,117 100.0%
1986 33 OH D Secretary of State General 1 1,805,833 59.7%
1990 37 OH D Secretary of State Primary 1 685,597 100.0%
1990 37 OH D Secretary of State General 2 1,604,058 47.0%
1992 39 OH D U.S. House District 13 Primary 1 30,820 45.4%
1992 39 OH D U.S. House District 13 General 1 134,486 53.3%
1994 41 OH D U.S. House District 13 Primary 1 47,722 100.0%
1994 41 OH D U.S. House District 13 General 1 93,147 49.1%
1996 43 OH D U.S. House District 13 Primary 1 41,560 100.0%
1996 43 OH D U.S. House District 13 General 1 146,690 60.5%
1998 45 OH D U.S. House District 13 Primary 1 41,924 100.0%
1998 45 OH D U.S. House District 13 General 1 116,309 61.5%
2000 47 OH D U.S. House District 13 Primary 1 50,765 100.0%
2000 47 OH D U.S. House District 13 General 1 170,058 64.6%
2002 49 OH D U.S. House District 13 Primary 1 25,566 100.0%
2002 49 OH D U.S. House District 13 General 1 123,025 69.0%
2004 51 OH D U.S. House District 13 Primary 1 69,455 100.0%
2004 51 OH D U.S. House District 13 General 1 201,004 67.4%
2006 53 OH D U.S. Senate Class 1 Primary 1 583,776 78.1%
2006 53 OH D U.S. Senate Class 1 General 1 2,257,369 56.2%
2012 59 OH D U.S. Senate Class 1 Primary 1 522,827 100.0%
2012 59 OH D U.S. Senate Class 1 General 1 2,762,690 50.7%
2018 65 OH D U.S. Senate Class 1 Primary 1 613,373 100.0%
2018 65 OH D U.S. Senate Class 1 General 1 2,355,923 53.4%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this election.




Ideology Data for Sherrod Brown


Click on the number in the 'Conserv.' column to see all of the key votes for that year.

YearAgeBodyConservative
Coalition
Party UnityPresidential
Support
Vote %LiberalConserv.
P
1993 40 House 23 77 91 5 D 72 26 96 95 9
1994 41 House 36 64 91 8 D 64 36 99 74 14
1995 42 House 23 73 91 7 D 83 15 98 85 32
1996 43 House 6 92 94 4 D 81 15 98 95 0
1997 44 House 15 84 94 4 D 81 17 97 100 12
1998 45 House 12 88 94 3 D 82 17 97 100 4
1999 46 House 94 4 D 80 19 98 100 0
2000 47 House 88 3 D 66 24 86 95 4
2001 48 House 99 1 R 11 86 99 95 4
2002 49 House 97 2 R 18 82 98 95 4
2003 50 House 96 1 R 11 87 97 100 12
2004 51 House 95 2 R 24 76 94 100 4
2005 52 House 95 3 R 7 93 95 100 4
2006 53 House 85 7 R 32 58 91 88 26
2007 54 Senate 96 3 R 33 65 98 100 0
2008 55 Senate 97 3 R 33 65 99 95 8
2009 56 Senate 98 0 D 95 4 98 100 0
2010 57 Senate 99 1 D 98 2 100 95 0
2011 58 Senate 97 2 D 91 8 99 95 0
2012 59 Senate 95 3 D 96 4 99 100 0
2013 60 Senate 98 1 D 98 1 99 95 4
2014 61 Senate 97 0 D 96 3 98 100 4
2015 62 Senate 97 0 D 86 11 98 100 0
2016 63 Senate 91 4 D 77 10 97 100 0
2017 64 Senate 98 2 R 36 64 100 95 0
2018 65 Senate 99 1 R 30 69 99 95 9
2019 66 Senate 95 4 R 35 65 99 100 0
2020 67 Senate 94 4 R 34 61 97 100 9
2021 68 Senate 99 0 D 93 5 99 100 8
2022 69 Senate 98 0 D 99 0 98 0
2023 70 Senate 90 4 D 98 0
Lifetime conservative rating:   5%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this row.



Conservative Coalition: According to the publication "Congressional Quarterly" (CQ), this is an alliance of Republicans and Southern Democrats (from back when Southern Democrats tended to be conservative or at least moderate) against Northern Democrats in Congress.

This concept had significant meaning perhaps through the 1980's. These statistics stopped being computed after 2000 because conservative Democrats no longer existed except in very rare cases. The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the coalition; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the coalition. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Party Unity: According to CQ, a Party Unity vote in Congress is one in which the parties were split, with a majority of Democrats opposing a majority of Republicans.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with his party; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the party. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Presidential Support: These are votes for which the President has stated his position, either in via a message to Congress, by press conference remarks or other public statements and documents.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the President; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the President. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast. The "P" column indicates the party of the President in each year.



Vote %: The percentage of roll-call votes in which this Representaive or Senator participated by voting "Yes" or "No" (as opposed to "Present" or not voting at all.)



Liberal Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the ultra-liberal advocacy organization called "Americans for Democratic Action" (ADA). They have been rating members of Congress since 1947. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the liberal position on a key issue. The methodology behind the calculation can be found here. Ratings followed by an asterisk were calculated the "ADA way" due to missing data regarding key votes in the ADA source material.



Conservative Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the conservative advocacy organization called the "American Conservative Union" (ACU). They have been rating members of Congress since 1971. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the conservative position on a key issue.

The liberal and conservative ratings are not expected to add to 100% because the two groups use different sets of key votes to determine their ratings. Conservative ratings from 1961 through 1970 (and for 2024) were calculated based on key votes as selected by the creators of this website.