Joyce Beatty ( born March 12, 1950 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. Since January 3, 2013, it is a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 3rd Congressional District of the State of Ohio.
Beatty was born in Dayton. She studied Counseling at Central State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. The Master of Science degree she received at Wright State University. Subsequently, she completed her doctorate at the University of Cincinnati. Subsequently, she was responsible as Health and Human Services Director in Montgomery County for health issues and the training of nurses. 2003 her an honorary doctorate from the Ohio Dominican University has been awarded for their achievements in the health sector.
1999 Beatty was appointed as the successor to her husband as a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio. In the elections of 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006, she was confirmed in each case by a clear majority in office. 2004 she was a delegate for Ohio at the Democratic National Convention. In 2008, she was not allowed to compete because of term limits. During her last term she was elected parliamentary leader of the Democratic minority group (minority leader). Because of their work, but also because of the general turnaround, the Democrats were able to represent the majority of seats in the House of Representatives from Ohio from 2009.
After she had to resign from the House of Representatives from Ohio, it was from 2008 to 2012 Vice -President of the Ohio State University. Here she was responsible for public relations.
In the congressional elections in 2012 Beatty ran as candidate of the Democratic Party in the newly formed 3rd District of Ohio. The district is largely in and around Columbus. She could clearly prevail with 67.78 % of the vote against Republican Chris Long. The candidate of the Libertarian and Green Party came to 3 or 2 % of the votes respectively.
Beatty is married to Otto Beatty Jr.. They live in Columbus.