U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown joined Monroe County community leaders Dec. 5 for a roundtable discussion on economic development, infrastructure, district school issues and many other county concerns.

“The needs of Ohio middle class families must be heard in Washington,” said Brown. “This roundtable discussion is a way that we can work together to set new policies in Washington that reflect the values of families in Monroe County.”

Brown is working to ensure access to affordable health care for all Ohioans. He focused on that subject, gathering input from Susan Nesbitt, health commissioner; Linda Masters, administrator, county health department; Michelle Hollins, GMN Tri-County CAC and Anita Lestini, co-owner, Bellwood Drugs. “We don’t have a level playing field,“ said Lestini. “People go without medicine so they can buy food.”

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