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 :

Aging and Long Term CareCommunity and Family AdvancementTransportation and Public Safety
 
 
 
 
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.

06.23.17 - Howse Joins NCEL Members Committed To Preserving Paris Agreement Goals

 

State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) earlier this week joined the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL), over 550 state legislators from across the country, in issuing a statement regarding their commitment to maintaining U.S. leadership on fighting climate change and adhering to the Paris Climate Agreement.

“Climate change is a multi-faceted issue that has broad effects from the local to global level. The scientific evidence on changes in our environment is very real and alarming,” said Howse. “This may potentially cause economic harm by not requiring top businesses to commit to clean energy production, even though CEOs and business leaders nationwide advocated for the continuance of the Paris Agreement. I believe state and local governments need to continue the discussion on solutions for climate change and work together to help the U.S. have a stake in the global economy for clean, renewable energy.”

 
 

05.17.17 - Howse: Hits To Workers Prop Up Boss' Handouts In State Workers' Comp Budget

 

State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today voted “no” on the Republican-led charge to restrict workers’ access to healthcare and benefits through the state’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) budget bill, House Bill 27. The bill passed the House Insurance Committee and the House Finance Committee on a party-line vote Tuesday. 

“Ohio’s brave firefighters deserve the right to healthcare benefits for work-related cancer,” said Howse. “First responders are on the frontlines everyday fighting fires and rescuing our citizens from disasters – they deserve better than this legislation.”

 
 

04.26.17 - OLBC Day Of Action Champions Causes Of Black Ohioans

 

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) President and state Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) joined fellow OLBC lawmakers Tuesday for the group’s annual Day of Action. The event provided an opportunity for Ohioans to interact with state legislators and discuss issues that affect their families, communities and everyday life. The theme this year, “Still History, Still Black: Championing the Causes of African-Americans in Ohio Year-Round,” focused on struggles that disproportionately affect the black community.

“Black history is more than one month,” said Howse. “The problems and triumphs black Ohioans experience are year-round. We must nurture and encourage more engagement between black people and their elected officials to make sure all Ohioans feel connected and empowered to advocate for their own interests. We also need lawmakers to be more aware of the obstacles we all experience as Ohioans but that disproportionately affect black families. Together we can make sure black Ohioans are stronger, because when black Ohioans are strong – our state is strong.”

 
 

04.06.17 - Reps. Howse, Clyde Announce Ohio Equal Pay Act

 

State Reps. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today announced the introduction of the Ohio Equal Pay Act, a bill that would help close the longstanding gender pay gap between men and women in the Buckeye State. 

“The Ohio Equal Pay Act is important because women across Ohio are giving their all, both in the workplace and in the home, and are being paid less than they’re worth,” said Rep. Howse. “More women than ever before are the primary breadwinner for their families. Without equal pay, these families are living with a financial deficit they will never make up. Equal pay isn’t just right for women, it’s right for families and our economy as a whole.”

 
 
 
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 : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term