Thursday, August 21, 2008


Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress and a strong critic of the Iraq war, died Wednesday after a brain hemorrhage. Tubbs was one of those strong African-American women that represented her race in office.

Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones was the first African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. Congresswoman Jones was a lifelong resident of the 11th District, which encompasses most of the East Side of Cleveland and parts of the West Side of Cleveland.

Tubbs Jones was currently in her fifth term in office, the Congresswoman, a strong advocate for many issues, has championed wealth building and economic development, access and delivery of health care, and quality education for all. The Congresswoman chairs the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (Ethics). Additionally, she serves on the powerful Ways and Means Committee and is an active member of numerous Congressional Caucuses, including the Congressional Black Caucus.

Tha Takeover Productions wants to send our condolences out to the family of Stephanie Tubbs Jones...As we continue to serve our Ohio community we will truly feel the absence of Ms. Tubbs Jones. She was a great women and her legacy will continue...

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