First Elected to Congress: 1998
Bio: Stephanie Tubbs Jones was born in Cleveland in 1949. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University and graduated from Case Law School. She was married 27 years to Mervyn Jones, who died in 2003, and has one son.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Jones served as a Cleveland Municipal Judge (1981-1983), a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge (1983-1991), and as Cuyahoga County Prosecutor (1991-1999). She won the Congressional seat held by long-time Cleveland Congressman Louis Stokes, who retired in 1998.
Jones was a member of the House Ways & Means Committee and the Chairwoman of the House Standards of Official Conduct Committee.
Local Offices: Congresswoman Jones offices are in Shaker Heights and in Washington DC. Contact information may be found on her official Web site.
Stephanie Tubbs-Jones passed away on August 20, 2008 after suffering a brain aneurysm the day before. Marcia Fudge, the former mayor of Warrensville Heights, replaces Tubbs-Jones in Congress.