Rest In Peace Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones.
You will be missed.
For those who aren’t aware, Rep. Tubbs Jones was the first African American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio…
She passed away on her own turf, in Cleveland Heights, OH, suffering a sudden and tragic aneurysm.
This wonderful woman’s presence was palpable… and she made a great difference.
I met her once, at a rally. She was beautiful, she was down to earth, and she wasn’t naive. She knew what was up in Cleveland and was willing- she wanted- to fight for her city.
She succeeded with the utmost dignity, gaining untold amounts of respect.
Most people don’t realize that Congresswoman Tubbs Jones was making history well before she ever went to Washington… she was the first black person, as well as the first black woman to serve as prosecutor for Cuyahoga County- Cleveland- Ohio. She was also the first African American woman to sit on the Common Pleas bench in Ohio.
She earned countless awards in both Ohio and Washington, DC.
The woman was a saint.
My prayers and well-wishes go to her family, her friends, her district, and her constituents.