Joyce Beatty

Born:March 12, 1950 (age 74)
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 in 1972, a master's degree from Wright State University in 1974, and completed all requirements but her dissertation for a doctorate at the University of Cincinnati. Before serving in elected office, Beatty served as the executive director of Human Services for Montgomery County (Ohio), as a tenured professor at Sinclair Community College, and as a businesswoman.

Beatty was appointed to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1999 and served until term-limited in 2008. She was 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.

Beatty was elected vice chair of the Congressional Black Caucus in 2018.

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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