U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur Endorses Frank G. Jackson for Cleveland Mayor

Frank G. Jackson, who is seeking reelection of his fourth term as mayor this fall, has been endorsed by U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, who represents the 9th Congressional District of Ohio.

“Mayor Jackson has been instrumental in Cleveland’s turnaround, through a multitude of major accomplishments and initiatives,” Kaptur said, before a group of supporters. “But like many metropolitan areas, there are many challenges that remain. It is essential Mayor Jackson continue his plans and keep Cleveland focused on the future. Progress has a friend in Cleveland, and his name is Frank Jackson.”

“Congresswoman Kaptur has been a major supporter of Cleveland and plays an important role in our future,” Jackson said. “I am honored to receive her endorsement today.”

Kaptur is currently serving her seventeenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is the senior-most woman in the House and the longest-serving woman from Ohio in history. Kaptur ranks among the most senior Members of the 115th Congress.

After working for 15 years as a city and regional planner, primarily in Toledo and Chicago, she accepted an appointment as a domestic policy advisor to President Jimmy Carter. During his administration, she helped maneuver 17 housing and neighborhood revitalization bills through Congress.

In Washington, Kaptur has a seat on House Appropriations Committee, is a member of the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, serves on the National Defense Subcommittee, and member of Homeland Security Subcommittee, and the US Banking Committee.