Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
  • Born: September 10, 1949
  • Died: August 20, 2008
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Stephanie Tubbs Jones was a Democratic politician and member of the United States House of Representatives. She represented the 11th District of Ohio, which encompasses most of downtown and eastern Cleveland and many of the eastern suburbs in Cuyahoga County, including Euclid, Cleveland Heights, and Shaker Heights. She was the first African-American woman to be elected to Congress from Ohio.

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A community is business, education, and housing. Without those, the community suffers. Housing
Ethics is not a job that anyone turns to naturally, but every public agency has to have it. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
I campaign all the time. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I don’t like the death penalty but it was the law in Ohio. Therefore as a prosecutor I sought the death penalty and as a judge I imposed the death penalty. It was the law and you have to obey the law. Capital Punishment, Dealth Penalty & State Execution
In politics, all you have is your word. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
In the criminal justice community, as a judge, being tough is not enough. You have to be fair. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
People hold elected officials to a higher ethical standard than most others. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
Even six months later, they have not figured out how do we help the people from the area get housing.
Everybody expects that their vote's going to count.
I am convinced that we as a body must conduct a formal and legitimate debate about election irregularities.
I raise this objection to debate the process, and protect the integrity of the true will of the people.
I think recent revelations about who's in what bed speak to the problems with what happened in the Gulf.
I think the federal government really should be supporting Louisiana and ensuring that every person from that area has an opportunity to vote on what will occur in the area. Government
I would not say that George Bush doesn't care about people at all. I think that his loyalties are to the upper class.
If they're willing to stand at polls for countless hours in the rain, as many did, then I should surely stand up for them here in the halls of Congress.
I'm duty-bound to follow the law and apply to the law to the facts as I find them.
It's real difficult to save when you don't have any money. Money, Coins & Minting
My reputation is too important to put it aside for purposes of some friendship. We have a job to do. Friendship
The current administration has made the decision to cut dollars going for community development block grants, for various incentives to bring cities back.