Marcia Carolyn Kaptur ( born June 17, 1946) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district stretches from Kaptur's hometown of Toledo to Cleveland. It includes all of Ottawa and Erie counties, and parts of Lucas, Lorain, and Cuyahoga counties. Currently serving her 19th term in the House of Representatives, Kaptur is currently the dean of Ohio's congressional delegation and the longest-serving woman in the House. In Congress, she is also currently the longest-serving woman in congress and also the second longest-serving woman ever behind Barbara Mikulski. She ranks sixth out of 435 members in seniority and serves on the House Appropriations Committee.