Howse understands legacy! She currently holds the seat one
time held by her mother State Representative Annie Key who
the 11th District from 2001−2006.
Howse is vibrant, enthusiastic and committed. Her style is
best described as leadership with purpose. She and
colleagues in the Ohio Black Legislature are working to
address the histories and experiences of African Americans
in communities across the state of Ohio.
Always engaged and always engaging, in 2002 Howse began
evolving as a community and public servant when she
developed a program called Footprints which was
created to nurture leadership and mentoring opportunities
for girls ages 9 – 17.
Howse’s formative years were spent developing her love of
people in the historic Ward #7 District of Cleveland [OH].
studied vocal and instrumental music
at the Cleveland School of the Arts, continued her education
at Florida A & M and later earned her undergraduate degree
in Civil Environmental Engineering from Florida A&M.
Howse returned home and earned her Master’s degree in
Environmental Studies from Cleveland State University.
Howse will witness the induction of six notable Toledoans
including: Bishop Robert Culp; Robert Kaplan; LaRouth Perry,
PhD; Robert Perry, PhD, and, posthumously, Edrene Cole and
Howse’s career experiences
include: being selected as a Fellow – Cleveland Executive
Fellowship a program of the Cleveland Foundation; Cleveland
Field Director – Ohio Democratic Party; Substitute Teacher –
Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Consultant –
Notable Interactions. She recently served as the Admissions
and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Entrepreneurship
Preparatory School (E Prep) and Village Preparatory School
Meet Stephanie Howse the
president of Ohio’s Black Legislative Caucus Friday, May 17,
2019 during the African American Legacy Project’s Legacy of
For tickets and additional
information call The African American Legacy Project at