February 25, 2021 Meeting
In honor of Black History Month, we welcome State Representatives Stephanie Howse (HD11) and Phil Robinson (HD6). In addition to sharing their experiences in politics and at the Statehouse, they will discuss their 2021 legislative agenda, redistricting, and why we need to declare racism a public health crisis in Ohio.
State Representative Stephanie Howse is in her fourth term representing the people of Ohio's 11th House District. She currently serves on the Families, Aging & Human Services, Finance, Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education, and Government Oversight committees. She has previously served as the President of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus and an Executive Committee member of the Cleveland NAACP.
Rep. Howse earned her undergraduate degree in Civil Environmental Engineering from Florida A&M University and her Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Cleveland State University. Her professional experience includes working as an engineer for Stephan J. Sebesta & Associates, Inc. and founding Footprints, a girls leadership development and mentoring organization.
Representative Howse’s desire to be a public servant was inspired by her mother Annie L. Key, a former State Representative.
State Representative Phil Robinson represents Ohio’s 6th House District, where he calls Solon home along with his wife and two children. In 2018, Phil became the first Democrat in almost 40 years, and the first African American ever, to win in Ohio’s 6th District. Now in his second term as State Representative, Phil has focused on fighting for his constituents, his community, and everyday Ohioans.
After graduating from Gilmour Academy Phil earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He later received his Executive Master of Business Administration from the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management.
Like many of his classmates, he was deeply affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Instead of seeking a job on Wall Street after graduation, Phil chose to serve as a Congressional Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). After a successful career in the private sector, Phil served as the Executive Director of City Year Cleveland. Today, he serves as the organization’s Senior Vice President for Regional and Site operations and is responsible for 29 sites across the United States, over 700 employees and a $158 million budget.
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