Adrienne A. Jones

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Adrienne A. Jones
Adrienne A. Jones (November 2007).jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 10
Incumbent
Assumed office
October 21, 1997
Preceded by Joan N. Parker
Constituency Baltimore County
Personal details
Born (1954-11-20) November 20, 1954 (age 59)
Cowdensville, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Divorced
Children Brandon and Daylan
Residence Woodstock, Maryland
Religion African Methodist Episcopal

Adrienne A. Jones (born November 20, 1954) is the current Speaker Pro Tem of the Maryland House of Delegates, the first African-American female to serve in that position in Maryland. She was appointed by Governor Parris Glendening to fill the vacancy created by the death of Delegate Joan Neverdonn Parker in 1997.[6]

Background[edit]

Born in Cowdensville, Maryland, an historic African-American community located near Arbutus, in Southwest Baltimore County, Delegate Jones attended Baltimore County public schools. She graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a B.A. in psychology in 1976. She has served as the Director of the Office of Minority Affairs in Baltimore County (1989–95) and is the Executive Director of the Office of Fair Practices and Community Affairs in Baltimore County.

In the Legislature[edit]

Delegate Jones has been a member of House of Delegates since October 21, 1997, representing District 10. In addition to being Speaker Pro Tem, she is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and its public safety & administration subcommittee. She also provides leadership through the Legislative Policy, Spending Affordability, Rules and Executive Nominations and Legislative Ethics Committees. She is also a member of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.[1]

Legislative notes[edit]

  • voted for Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154)[2]
  • voted against slots in 2005 (HB1361)[3]
  • voted for income tax reduction in 1998 (SB750)[4]
  • voted in favor of Tax Reform Act of 2007(HB2)[5]

2006 General election results District 10[edit]

Voters to choose three:[6]
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Emmett C. Burns, Jr. 29,140   34.2%    Won
Shirley Nathan-Pulliam 28,544   33.5%    Won
Adrienne A. Jones 27,064   31.8%    Won
Other Write-Ins 370   0.4%    

Notes[edit]

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  6. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 8, 2007.