Labor Day 2022: Parade Grand Marshall

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Marcy Kaptur

A native of Toledo, Marcy Kaptur has distinguished herself over the course of her nearly 40-year career in politics. She is currently the longest serving woman in Congress, and the second-longest serving woman of all time. Kaptur also has deep roots in the area’s working community, as her family operated a grocery store just south of Toledo, and her mother served on an organizing committee of a trade union at the Champion Spark Plug Factory. Serving in Congress since 1983, Kaptur is the first woman to Chair the House Appropriations Committee on Energy and Water Development, as well as a senior member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee.