Cleveland, OH. - It's the battle for the 11th Congressional District. The new congressional boundaries are in place, and Senator Nina Turner has awakened the district and affirmed her candidacy to run in this high-profile race. Political pundits will closely watch as Turner challenges Congresswoman Shontel Brown for a rematch, unlike any other race.
"Hello Somebody" is the Team Turner mantra. During the last race, eleven candidates sought the seat of former Congresswoman Marcia Fudge. In a close match, Turner and Brown were the front runners. Brown was victorious as she beat Turner by approximately 3,000 votes. Brown maintained a strong democratic hold on the region primarily due to her being the chair of the democratic party. Turner says this time, the race will be different. There is new territory to scout. In an interview with WKYC TV's Russ Mitchell, Turner stated, "Greater Cleveland deserves a champion. Cleveland is the largest poor city in the country, and this region deserves a leader that will fight not just vote the right way".
Turner is no stranger to Cleveland politics. Raised in the Cleveland WARD ONE community, Turner was the first woman to serve as a councilwoman in WARD ONE. As a former professor with Cuyahoga County Community College, Turner has taught officeholders and future elected officials while in the classroom. Simultaneously, Turner severed as a State of OHIO Senator. She's a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and holds a master's in education from Cleveland State University. As a national progressive activist, she has traveled to work with numerous elected officials and advocacy institutions. Turner is a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, Morning Joe, NBC, and other national affiliates.
The race for the 11th Congressional District is underway. Thus far, two candidates are vying for this position. Interested candidates have until February 2, 2022, to file their petition.