Marcy Kaptur

Marcy Kaptur

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Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur (born June 17, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 1983. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes all of Ottawa and Erie counties, and part of Lucas and Lorain counties.

Serving her fourteenth term in the House of Representatives, Kaptur is the most senior member of Ohio's congressional delegation, and is the longest-serving woman in the House; in the Congress, she is currently the fourth longest-serving woman, behind Senators Barbara Mikulski, Olympia Snowe, and Barbara Boxer. She ranks 25th out of 435 members in seniority and serves on the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

Early life, education and career

Kaptur, a Polish-American, is a Toledo native. Her family operated a small grocery. Kaptur graduated from St. Ursula Academy in 1964 and became the first member in her family to attend college. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1968 and a master's in urban planning from the University of Michigan in 1974. She did post-graduate study in urban planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981.

Kaptur served on the Toledo-Lucas County Plan Commissions from 1969 to 1975 and was director of planning for the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs (1975–1977) founded by the late Msgr. Geno Baroni. She later served as a domestic policy advisor during President Jimmy Carter's Administration.

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