Candidate name: Rep. Joyce Beatty State: Ohio Bio: A native of Ohio, Rep. Joyce Beatty has been representing the state’s 3rd Congressional District since 2013 and currently serves on the House Committee on Financial Services, which oversees the financial services industry across the nation, including the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Department of Treasury. Before holding federal office, Beatty was a veteran member of the Ohio House of Representatives, where she served for five years and became the first female Democratic House leader in the history of the state. As someone invested in financial services, Beatty has built a platform focused on several issues, including the federal budget, which she believes represents the nation’s priorities and values. Beatty is an advocate for affordable health care, more investment in education, and the protection of Social Security and Medicare. For more information: Website Facebook Twitter  TOPICS: