Fudge attended Shaker Heights High School. After her graduation in 1971, she studied at Ohio State University in Columbus and received in 1975 her Bachelor of Science degree. Your Juris Doctor received Fudge in 1983 at Cleveland Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. After that she worked as a lawyer. November 2008 Fudge was elected in a by-election to Congress and represents now since November 18, 2008 the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. The by-election was necessitated by the neuzubesetzen become vacant seat of the late Stephanie Tubbs Jones deputies. Before being elected to Congress was Fudge Mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio. This position she held since 2000.