Betty Sutton

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Betty Sue Sutton, a Democrat, represented the 13th Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2007. (map)


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Born in Barberton, Ohio, Sutton attended Kent State University and received her J.D. from the University of Akron. Sutton has won seats on the Barberton City Council, the Summit County Council, and won eight terms in the Ohio House of Representatives. She is currently working as a labor lawyer for Faulkner, Muskovitz & Phillips LLP.[1]

2006 election

Sutton defeated Republican Craig Foltin in the 2006 congressional elections to take control of the seat formerly held by Sherrod Brown, who vacated it to run for the Senate.

2008 election

Sutton defeated Republican nominee David Potter in the November general election; she received 65 percent of the vote, while Potter took 35 percent.[1]

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


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Washington, D.C. Office:
1721 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3401
Fax: (202) 225-2266
Web Email

Summit County Office:
1655 West Market Street, Room 435
Akron, OH 44313
Phone: (330) 865-8450
Fax: (330) 865-8470

Lorain County Office:
St. Josephs Community Center
205 West 20th St., Room M230
Lorain, OH 44052
Phone: (440) 245-5350
Fax: (440) 245-5355

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