Marcia L Fudge

Born:October 29, 1952 (age 71)
Career:U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 2021-2024
U.S. House of Representatives, 2008-2021
Mayor of Warrensville Heights (Ohio), 2000-2008
Education:B.S., The Ohio State University
J.D., Cleveland State University

Marcia L. Fudge served as U.S. secretary of housing and urban development from March 10, 2021-March 22, 2024. Previously, she represented Ohio's 11th District in the United States House of Representatives from 2008-2021.

Fudge was born October 29, 1952. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration at The Ohio State University in 1975, and in 1983, she received her law degree from Cleveland State University.

From 2000-2008, Fudge served as the mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, becoming the city's first female and first African American elected as mayor. In 2008, after the death of Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones in August, Fudge was selected to replace her on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, winning that election, and also won a Nov. 18 special election for the balance of Jones's term.

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Ballotpedia (n.d.). “Marcia Fudge” Ballotpedia. Retrieved November 7, 2022.

Center for Women and Politics of Ohio (n.d.). “Marcia Fudge” Baldwin Wallace University. Retrieved November 7, 2022.