Howse Sworn In For Second Term As State Representative
Lawmaker takes seat in Ohio House of Representatives for Cuyahoga County's 11th district

State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) was officially sworn in to the Ohio House of Representatives this week as state representative for the 11th House District. Howse, elected to her second House term in November, represents the citizens of Garfield Heights, Newburgh Heights and parts of Cleveland. 

“I feel incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to continue serving my constituents in this new General Assembly,” said Howse. “From the heroin crisis to justice reform, I am ready to work in a bipartisan manner to tackle the challenges facing our communities and our state.”   

Howse, who introduced the Ohio Equal Pay Act and promoted civility in politics initiatives during her first term, is looking forward to engaging in the upcoming biennial budget deliberations. 

“The state budget process is an opportunity to set the priorities of our state and try to improve the quality of life for working families in Ohio,” said Howse. “With the help of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, I intend to pursue policies to promote early childhood development, support local entrepreneurship in Cleveland, attract good-paying jobs to our state and ensure a secure retirement for our seniors.” 

Committee assignments for House members of the 132nd General Assembly are expected to be announced in the coming days. 

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