Marcy Kaptur is a Politician who was born on 17 June 1946 in Toledo, OH, United States. She is currently serving as the Representative for Ohio’s 9th congressional district, which covers all of Ottawa and Erie counties and parts of Lucas, Lorain and Cuyahoga counties. She is a member of the Democratic Party and has been in office since 1983.
Throughout her long career, she has made a major impact on the world of politics and is known for her dedication to her constituents and fighting against injustices in our country and abroad. Her work has been recognized and rewarded on many occasions. She was named a St Ursula Academy Alumna of the Year in 1995 and received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Toledo in 1993. She is also active on social media platforms.
The Congresswoman has also been very active in her community, promoting local business and education. She worked to expand the community college system in the state and helped to fund educational opportunities for the working class. She has also made a point to make sure the needs of the area’s seniors are being met. In fact, she led the 17-year effort to build the National World War II Memorial in Washington DC as a tribute to America’s greatest generation.
She has a strong interest in international affairs and works to strengthen democratic institutions globally. She is a member of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China and co-chairs the Congressional Hungarian Caucus and the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus. She has also spearheaded private charitable efforts to alleviate suffering in nations such as Ukraine and Vietnam.
Kaptur believes that it is not enough to focus solely on economic issues when our nation faces real challenges. She has called for the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act, to restore sound financial principles and ensure that banks are accountable to their customers. She has also pushed to expand federal anti-trafficking and child pornography enforcement.
Another of her key issues is the need to protect our environment and our local communities. She has made the preservation of Lake Erie a priority and has worked to ensure that the best practices are used to clean up the waterway. She has also fought against the consolidation of family farms and the spread of absentee owners who are not involved in their local communities.
As a Democrat, she is a champion of the middle class and has advocated for policies to support local businesses. She has proposed and supported bills that have increased job creation, bolstered the economy and provided tax relief to the working families of her state. She has also worked to increase funding for local projects, including highways, education and community health centers. Her advocacy has been recognized and rewarded by many organizations, including the Women’s Leadership Institute.