Remarks from the Honorable Nina Turner

Nina Turner at the City Club of Cleveland.
Nina Turner at the City Club of Cleveland.
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In November 2021, Ohio's 11th Congressional District underwent a special election to fill the seat previously held by Marcia Fudge, who joined the Biden Administration as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Before redistricting, the district has been one of two majority-minority Ohio districts protected under the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It encompasses much of Cleveland, its eastern suburbs, a western portion of Akron, and about 30 cities.

Nina Turner grew up in a working-class family in Cleveland’s Lee-Harvard community. Starting in 2005, Nina became the first Black woman to represent Ward 1 on Cleveland City Council. In 2008, she served as a state senator in Ohio’s 25th District until 2014 when she ran for Ohio Secretary of State. She served as a national co-chair of Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign, and in 2021 ran in the Democratic primary for 2021 special election for Ohio's 11th congressional district.

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Nina Turner
Former State Senator; Candidate, Ohio's 11th District

William Lavezzi
City Club Debate Committee Co-Chair

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