Stephanie Howse Sworn In As State Representative
Takes seat in Ohio House of Representatives for Cuyahoga County's 11th district

Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) was officially sworn in to the Ohio House of Representatives Monday as State Representative for the 11th House District. Howse, elected to her first House term in November, will serve the citizens in Garfield Heights, Newburgh Heights and parts of Cleveland.

“It is an honor that voters put me in a position to give back to the community that has helped shape and mold the person I am today,” said Rep. Howse. “I look forward to working hard and supporting policies that will bring good jobs to our state and make us a leader in education. I believe our role as elected officials is about making sure people have the opportunity to provide a better life for their families and for future generations, and I look forward to contributing to that.”

Rep. Howse previously served as an administrator with Breakthrough Schools, the highest rated network of public charter schools in Cleveland. In addition to briefly serving on Cleveland City Council following the passing of the late Honorable Fannie M. Lewis, Howse started a non-profit leadership development and mentoring organization for girls, Footprints, in 2002. She also enhanced her expertise in education through her position as the Admissions and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Entrepreneurship and Preparatory School and the Village Preparatory School.

Howse is a former Ohio Democratic Party Field Director and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention for Barack Obama. Her community affiliations include Friends of the Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center, Cleveland NAACP, US Green Building Coalition, Urban League of Greater Cleveland, and Rotary District 6630.

Howse holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Environmental Engineering from Florida A&M University and a master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Cleveland State University.

Rep. Howse will serve in the district once represented by her mother, former State Rep. Annie L. Key.

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