If you don’t live in the Cleveland, Ohio area you might not really know who Stephanie Tubbs Jones was, but you at least know her face from all the heavy campaigning she did during the primary season for Hillary Clinton. She made the rounds on quite a few shows.
Reaching Congress in 1998, Tubbs Jones was the first black women to represent Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. Jones suffered a brain aneurysm on August 18 while driving in Cleveland Heights and died at a hospital the next day. An ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton, Tubbs Jones called for Dems to get behind Obama back in June. The White House and the Clintons have issued statements praising Tubbs Jones’ work ethic and commitment.