Adrienne A. Jones
|Adrienne A. Jones|
|Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 10|
October 21, 1997
|Preceded by||Joan N. Parker|
November 20, 1954 |
Cowdensville, Maryland, U.S.
|Children||Brandon and Daylan|
|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.
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
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.
- voted for Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154)
- voted against slots in 2005 (HB1361)
- voted for income tax reduction in 1998 (SB750)
- voted in favor of Tax Reform Act of 2007(HB2)
2006 General election results District 10
- Voters to choose three:
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%