Velda Jones-Potter

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Velda Jones-Potter
Treasurer of Delaware
In office
January 2009 – January 2011
Preceded by Jack A. Markell
Succeeded by Chip Flowers
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) State Representative Charles Potter, Jr.
Residence Wilmington
Alma mater University of Delaware, Indiana University

Velda Jones-Potter is a Delaware businesswoman and politician. She was appointed by Governor Jack Markell to finish out his term as treasurer when he was elected to the Governorship in the 2008 election.

Velda graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in Wilmington and went on to the University of Delaware for her undergraduate degree; she then obtained an MBA from Indiana University. She worked for DuPont for 17 years and as an executive vice-president for MBNA. She has served on a multitude of state boards and councils.[1]

Jones-Potter and Republican State Auditor Tom Wagner promised not to accept gifts from lobbyists.[2]

Jones-Potter was Delaware's first black treasurer[3]


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Preceded by
Jack Markell
Treasurer of Delaware
2009-2011
Succeeded by
Chip Flowers