Having served in public office for almost four decades, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has been a steadfast champion of the environment throughout his career. Brown served in the Ohio House of Representatives, as Ohio’s Secretary of State, and in 1992, he was elected to represent the state’s 13th Congressional District. In 2006, he won election to the U.S. Senate, and has made revitalizing manufacturing in Ohio by leading in the clean energy economy a pillar of his record. Senator Brown has taken a leadership role on comprehensive clean energy and climate change legislation that protects manufacturing jobs and on protecting the Great Lakes. His landmark bill, the IMPACT Act, provides loans to manufacturers to transition to the clean energy economy through retooling, and the POWERED Act is aimed specifically at growing the offshore wind sector. He has earned an impressive 93% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.