U.S. Representative Stephanie Howse

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U.S. Representative Stephanie Howse
Ohio State Representative

Ohio State Representative Stephanie Howse represents the state’s 11th House District.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she 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.

In 2002, while studying for her Masters and working a full time position with Stephan J. Sebesta & Associates, Inc, Howse took the first step in heeding her call to public and community service by starting Footprints, a girls’ leadership development and mentoring organization.

She was appointed to Cleveland City Council after the passing of the late Fannie M. Lewis.

Howse's desire to be a public servant was inspired by her mother Annie L. Key, a former State Representative.

She was selected as for the Cleveland Executive Fellowship, a program of the Cleveland Foundation. She was Cleveland Field Director for the Ohio Democratic Party, and a Substitute Teacher in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Consultant for Notable Interactions.

She recently served as the Admissions and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Entrepreneurship Preparatory School (E Prep) and Village Preparatory School (Village Prep).

Her other affiliations and achievements include: Executive Committee Member of the Cleveland Branch NAACP; Member of Friends of Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center; Member of the US Green Building Coalition; Member of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland Young Professionals; Member of the Northeast Ohio Chapter Young Black Democrats; Elected Delegate, Democratic National Convention for President Barack Obama; Selected Team Member Rotary District 6630 Group Study Exchange Team to India.

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