Shevrin D. Jones
|Shevrin D. Jones|
|Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 101st district
November 20, 2012
|Preceded by||Matt Hudson|
October 12, 1983 |
|Alma mater||Florida A&M University (B.S.)
Florida Atlantic University (M.S.)
Jones was born in Hollywood to Eric Jones, the current Mayor of West Park. He attended Florida A&M University, where he graduated with a degree in gender studies and African-American studies in 2006. After graduation, he returned to South Florida, where he taught gender studies in Broward County Public Schools, and then worked as an African-American studies instructor at Florida Atlantic University High School. In 2010, he ran for a seat on the Broward County Commission in District 8, running against Barbara Sharief and Angelo Castillo. Jones attacked Sharief and Castillo in a mailer over the fact that they would have to resign their positions in local government if they were elected, declaring, "Both of my opponents are incumbent politicians who have abandoned their oath to serve us for the full term for which they campaigned. Now the taxpayers of Pembroke Pines and Miramar will have to pay thousand[s] more for [s]pecial Election[s] needed to replace them. That's just wrong." However, Jones came in third place, receiving 17% of the vote to Sharief's 62% and Castillo's 21%.
Florida House of Representatives
In 2012, after the Florida House of Representatives districts were redrawn, Jones opted to run in the newly created 101st District. He initially was set to face Pembroke Park Mayor Ashira Mohammed and Hollywood City Commissioner Beam Furr in the Democratic primary, but both Mohammed and Furr dropped out, and Jones won election to the House unopposed in both the primary and general elections. Jones was re-elected to his second term in the legislature in 2014 without opposition.
- Wallman, Brittany (May 2, 2012). "VIDEO: Shevrin Jones running for state House". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
- "2010 Primary Election". Broward County Supervisor of Elections. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
- Wallman, Brittany (May 7, 2012). "Shevrin Jones and Pembroke Park Mayor Mohammed square off for state House". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved May 14, 2014.