Joyce Beatty

Born:March 12, 1950 (age 70)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Senior vice-president for outreach and engagement, Ohio State University, 2008-2012
Ohio House of Representatives, 1999-2008
Education:B.A., Central State University
M.S., Wright State University

Joyce Beatty assumed office in January 2013 as the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 3rd Congressional District.

Beatty was born in Dayton, Ohio, on March 12, 1950. She earned a B.A. from Central State University and a master's degree from Wright State University. Beatty began her career as the executive director of Montgomery County's Human Services levy, overseeing millions of dollars, and later as a tenured professor at Sinclair College. She also opened a small retail business in downtown Columbus that is still in operation today.

In 2000, Beatty was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives. She went on to become the first female Democratic House Leader in state history. After leaving the Ohio House, Beatty joined the Ohio State University as senior vice president of outreach and engagement.

For information on Beatty's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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