Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones

What a terrible loss for the State of Ohio, Democrats and Independents everywhere, and our Nation.

Someone as worthy of our admiration as Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones, rising to be a Congresswoman and consistently voting for what she believed in, is worth mourning. She was a rare one.

Disagreeing with her original choice for president in the primaries, I still admired how she threw herself into action for her second choice, as though he’d been her first all along. No whining, no crying, no regrets. Very cool.

I don’t know why I feel so sad at her passing; she worked hard for a good life and earned one, though she could not have thought it would be cut off so soon. I suppose I feel this bad because I trusted her to do what she thought was right. Her voting record proves that to be so.

So long Congresswoman. You were one of the best.