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Marcia L. Fudge
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U.S. House, Ohio, District 11
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 6
PredecessorStephanie Tubbs Jones (D)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,585,685
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, Warrensville Heights
Bachelor'sBusiness Administration, Ohio State University, 1975
J.D.Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, 1983
Date of birthOctober 29, 1952
Place of birthCleveland, OH
Net worth$939,006
Office website
Campaign website
Marcia L. Fudge (b. October 29, 1952, in Cleveland, OH) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 11th congressional district. Fudge was first elected in 2008. She won re-election in 2012.

Prior to her election to the U.S. House, Fudge served as the mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Fudge is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning she can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.


Below is an abbreviated outline of Fudge's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1975: Graduated from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1983: Graduated from Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1999-2001: Worked as aide to United States Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones
  • 2000-2008: Served as mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio
  • 2009-Present: U.S Representative from Ohio

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Fudge serves on the following committees:[2]

  • Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition (Ranking member)
    • Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture
  • Committee on Education and the Workforce
    • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
    • Subcommittee on Workforce Protections



American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[3][4] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Fudge was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[3][4]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Fudge voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]



See also: Ohio's 11th congressional district elections, 2012

Fudge won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent Ohio's 11th District. She won the Democratic primary on March 6, 2012, and was unopposed in the November 6 general election. [6]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans hold their majority in 2013.[7] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[7]

U.S. House, Ohio District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcia L. Fudge Incumbent 100% 258,359
Total Votes 258,359
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Ohio's 11th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarcia Fudge Incumbent 89.4% 65,333
Gerald Carver Henley 6.3% 4,570
Isaac Powell 4.3% 3,169
Total Votes 73,072

Full history

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fudge is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Fudge raised a total of $1,585,685 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[10]

Marcia Fudge's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 11) Won $689,197
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 11) Won $566,127
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 11) Won $330,361
Grand Total Raised $1,585,685


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Fudge’s reports.[11]

Marcia L. Fudge (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2013$200,102.87$102,949.35$(69,684.09)$233,368.13
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$233,368.13$184,874.24$(67,227.14)$351,015.23
Running totals


Breakdown of the source of Fudge's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Fudge won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Fudge's campaign committee raised a total of $689,197 and spent $711,755.[14]

Cost per vote

Fudge spent $2.76 per vote received in 2012.


Fudge won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Fudge's campaign committee raised a total of $566,127 and spent $579,778.[15]

Her top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:


Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Fudge is a "far-left Democrat," as of June 21, 2013.[16]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[17]

Fudge most often votes with:

Fudge least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Fudge missed 92 of 3,376 roll call votes from Dec 2008 to Apr 2013, which is 2.7% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[18]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Fudge paid her congressional staff a total of $962,482 in 2011. Overall, Ohio ranked 30th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[19]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Fudge's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $558,013 to $1,320,000. That averages to $939,006, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth increased by 22.91% from 2010.[20]


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Fudge's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $458,012 to $1,070,000. This averages out to $764,006 which was lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[21]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings


Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Fudge ranked 19th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[22]


Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Fudge was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 55th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[23]

Percentage voting with party


Marcia L. Fudge voted with the Democratic Party 94.1% of the time, which ranked 121st among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[24]

Recent news

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External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress "Fudge," Accessed June 21, 2013
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Office of Barbara Lee, "Lee Letter to President Obama," accessed September 2, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Washington Post, "More than 50 House Democrats also want Syria strike resolution," accessed September 2, 2013
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Politico "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Marcia Fudge" Accessed March 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission "Marcia L. Fudge Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission "Marcia L. Fudge April Quarterly," Accessed August 1st, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission "Marcia L. Fudge July Quarterly," Accessed July 30, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Marcia Fudge 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Marcia L. Fudge 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  16. Gov Track "Marcia Fudge," Accessed June 21, 2013
  17. [http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412327_Marcia_Fudge OpenCongress, "Marcia Fudge," Accessed August 8, 2013]
  18. GovTrack, "Marcia Fudge" Accessed April 2013
  19. LegiStorm, "Marcia L. Fudge," Accessed September 25, 2012
  20. OpenSecrets.org "Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio), 2010," Accessed September 25, 2012
  22. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  23. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  24. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 11
Succeeded by