Rep. Howse with Reps. Kuhns and Sykes at the "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Howse with Reps. Kuhns and Sykes at the "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
 Rep. Howse speaks to a reporter during the 2017 OLBC Day of Action
Rep. Howse speaks to a reporter during the 2017 OLBC Day of Action
 Rep. Howse standing in opposition of SB 152, legislation to ban local hiring standards and restrict project labor agreements
Rep. Howse standing in opposition of SB 152, legislation to ban local hiring standards and restrict project labor agreements
Rep. Howse at House Session
Rep. Howse at House Session
 Rep. Howse discusses equal pay legislation at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Howse discusses equal pay legislation at Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Howse speaks on poverty
Rep. Howse speaks on poverty
Rep. Howse speaking with a constituent at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Howse speaking with a constituent at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
 Rep. Howse speaking at a news conference to push back against efforts to defund Planned Parenthood
Rep. Howse speaking at a news conference to push back against efforts to defund Planned Parenthood
 Rep. Howse (center) speaking on a panel to discuss "How to Break The Cycle of Poverty of in the Black Community" at the 2016 OLBC Convention
Rep. Howse (center) speaking on a panel to discuss "How to Break The Cycle of Poverty of in the Black Community" at the 2016 OLBC Convention
Rep. Howse speaking on the need to end pay discrimination for all Ohioans  during the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
Rep. Howse speaking on the need to end pay discrimination for all Ohioans during the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
 Rep. Howse (left) with fellow Democratic lawmakers during a segment of Ohio In Focus
Rep. Howse (left) with fellow Democratic lawmakers during a segment of Ohio In Focus
 Rep. Howse speaking at press conference
Rep. Howse speaking at press conference
Rep. Howse (left) with fellow democratic lawmakers after filming a segment of Ohio In Focus
Rep. Howse (left) with fellow democratic lawmakers after filming a segment of Ohio In Focus
 
 

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, State Representative Stephanie Howse has lived most of her life in the Ward 7 community. Howse is a graduate of the Cleveland School of the Arts where she studied vocal and instrumental music. After high school, Stephanie earned her undergraduate degree in Civil Environmental Engineering from Florida A&M University and her Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Cleveland State University.

 
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Representative Howse Serves In the Following Committees :

Transportation and Public SafetyCommunity and Family AdvancementAging and Long Term Care
 
 
 
 
Rep. Howse speaks against the 6-week abortion ban
Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) discuss their newest bill, the Ohio Equal Pay Act. Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) hosts this edition of Ohio In Focus.

10.27.17 - OLBC President Howse Responds To Report Showing African-American Children In Ohio Worse Off Than Most

 

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus President and state Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) responded to the report issued today by the Annie E. Casey foundation showing African-American children in Ohio are worse off and have less opportunity than children in most other states.

“Sadly, this report reflects what many of us already know: children of color, especially African-American children, have to face barriers that prevent them from opportunities that others are guaranteed,” Howse said. “It is both saddening and alarming to see that Ohio is especially horrific at providing conditions for black and brown people to live a decent life. I hope this new information inspires my colleagues on both sides to embrace policies that put family first like paid family leave, equal pay and pre-k for all.”

Of the 44 states that had enough data to analyze, Ohio ranked 42nd in the nation for the well-being of African American children.

 
 

08.09.17 - Howse Says Rolling Back Equal Opportunity At American Colleges Limits Potential Of Students Everywhere

 

State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today responded to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent decision to limit affirmative action policies in college and university admissions.

“Attorney Sessions’ decision to target our fundamental American values of equal opportunity and fairness threatens the future of higher education and limits the potential of students everywhere,” said Howse. “In this day and age, we should be banded together as a country, seeking to spread opportunity and expand the franchise of the American Dream for people who work hard and pay taxes.”

 
 

08.09.17 - Howse Joins Legislators From 36 States To Collaborate On Bipartisan Solutions To Environmental Challenges

 

State Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Kent Smith (D-Euclid) joined more than 100 state legislators from 36 states and both major political parties to build consensus on leading environmental issues at the 2017 National Issues Forum in Boston this week organized by the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL). The event offered opportunities for lawmakers and sustainability advocates to collaborate on policy solutions to remove toxins from consumer products, and to conserve water, public lands and endangered species.

“The dangers of ignoring environmental issues and the benefits of using clean energy are crystal clear,” said Howse. “By laying a foundation for environmental sustainability, we can help grow our economy, attract clean energy businesses and bring better jobs to our state.”

 
 

07.31.17 - Ohio Legislators To Celebrate OLBC 50th Anniversary Event In Canton

 

State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced that Canton, Ohio has been selected to host the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus’ 50th anniversary celebration this fall. African American state lawmakers from all across Ohio will convene in Stark County for the two-day event on October 1-2 to recognize the important milestone and chart a course for the future for the historic legislative organization. 

“For fifty years, the OLBC has been a leading voice in the fight to improve the lives of all working Ohioans, including the more than 1.6 million African Americans who call Ohio home,” said OLBC President and state Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland). “We are excited to celebrate our 50-year milestone in Canton and look forward to continuing to push for policies that promote equality and expand economic opportunities for minority Ohioans.” 

 
 
 
Representative Stephanie D. Howse
District 11
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-1414
Fax      (614) 719-0011
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Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term