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Biographical Profile for Tracy Heard
Previous Candidate for State Representative District 26, Ohio
Party: Ohio Democratic Party
Phone: 937.675.2759
Address: 1732 Cole St
Columbus, OH 43205
Tracy Heard's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
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Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
She is the proud wife of Howard D. Heard and daughter of Mrs. Annie L. Maxwell and the late Robert S. Maxwell, Jr.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
BA, Communications, University of Akron.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Upon graduation, she broke boundaries and shattered glass ceilings by becoming a news anchor with an ABC affiliate in less than six months.

Tracy followed her journalism career with a launch into politics working for the Clinton-Gore campaign in 1996. This would inevitably lead her to The Ohio State Capital where she served as a Legislative Aide in the Ohio Senate.

Realizing that life is a series of building blocks, Tracy quickly parlayed her political experience and maximized her contacts into an opportunity to do what she had been waiting to do - become an entrepreneur. Millennium Solutions, Inc. (MSI) was created in 1998 as a political and public relations consulting firm. Heard paused the activities of MSI to take on a post as Executive Director of the Livingston Avenue Collaborative for Community Development (LACCD) - a non-profit community development corporation.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
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Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Tracy Maxwell Heard has a fundamental belief that "service is the rent we pay for the space we occupy on the earth." To that end, she serves on numerous community and civic boards.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
For seven years, Leader Heard has represented the 26th District in the House, which includes eastern and southern parts of Ohio’s capital city - Columbus. She first made history when House Democrats elected her the first African American woman to be Majority Floor Leader in 2009; and only the second African American to hold that position since William L. Mallory, Sr.’s unrivaled 28-year tenure. Heard also served as the Democratic Whip from 2011 to 2013.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Deaconess Board at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio.
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Heard's legislative leadership and accomplishments have been recognized across the state and nation having received: 2011 Representative C.J. McLin Award from Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections; 2011 Ray Collier Special Recognition Award from Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; 2010 Ohio Democratic Party Gertrude W. Donahey Public Service Award; Fraternal Order of Police - The 2008 Challenge Coin Award; and the national award as an "Afterschool Champion" from the National Afterschool Alliance.
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