Showing posts with label B4B: Our Prayers Our With Our Congresswoamn Srephanie Tubbs-Jones. Show all posts
Showing posts with label B4B: Our Prayers Our With Our Congresswoamn Srephanie Tubbs-Jones. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

From B4B:
Our Prayers Are With Our Congresswoman
Stephanie Tubbs-Jones

Cleveland Plain Dealer
U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first African-American woman to represent Ohio in Congress, is in critical condition after suffering a burst aneurysm last night, officials said this afternoon.

Officials updated her condition this afternoon after conflicting reports that the congresswoman was dead. Numerous media outlets - including The Plain Dealer on its Web site, CNN and the Associated Press - reported that Tubbs Jones had died.

Tubbs Jones, 58, served as a Cuyahoga County judge and prosecutor before succeeding U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes. She has served five terms in Congress and is expected to easily win her sixth in November.
She was driving in Cleveland Heights Tuesday about 9 p.m. when a police officer pulled her over for driving erratically. The officer found Tubbs Jones unconscious but breathing. She was rushed to Huron Hospital.
The mood of supporters around noon was somber. Cleveland Councilman Roosevelt Coats was seen sobbing outside the hospital. He said Tubbs Jones was unconscious and her friends and relatives were preparing for the worst.

Tubbs Jones has long been one of the region's most recognizable politicians. Often clad in red -- the color of her sorority Delta Sigma Theta -- she is a regular at parades, senior centers and schools. Her annual Labor Day picnic at Luke Easter Park is a must-stop for any serious Democratic candidate running in the city, county or state.

She has been outspoken in her support of black candidates. She backed Raymond Pierce in his unsuccessful bid for mayor in 2001. Four years later, Tubbs Jones played a key role in helping Frank Jackson defeat Jane Campbell. She also stumped for countless black judicial candidates.

Tubbs Jones drew attention this year for her staunch support of U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton's bid for the Democratic nomination for president. Tubbs Jones drew some criticism for her support of Clinton and not U.S. Sen. Barack Obama.

As a member of the House's influential Ways and Means Committee, she has influence over tax matters, health care and government entitlement programs. She also chairs the House Ethics Committee.

NOTE FROM B4B: For many years, Congresswoman Jones has been an excellent servant for the City of Cleveland, the State of Ohio and our entire Nation.

Please Keep Congresswoman Jones
In Your Prayers