Verna L. Jones

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Verna L. Jones-Rodwell
Verna L. Jones (2007).jpg
Jones-Rodwell in 2007
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 44th district
In office
January 2003 – January 14, 2015
Preceded by Clarence M. Mitchell, IV
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 44th district
In office
Preceded by John D. Jefferies
Succeeded by Keith Haynes
Personal details
Born (1955-11-27) November 27, 1955 (age 61)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Residence Baltimore, Maryland

Verna L. Jones-Rodwell (born November 27, 1955) was an American politician who represented the 44th legislative district in the Maryland State Senate.[1] Senator Jones-Rodwell was also the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland from 2007 to 2008.[2]


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Jones-Rodwell was born in Baltimore, Maryland on November 27, 1955. She graduated from the University of Maryland College Park, B.A. (urban studies & community organization), 1978; Baruch College, City University of New York, M.P.A., 1987.

In the legislature[edit]

Jones-Rodwell as been a member of Senate since January 8, 2003. She was assigned to the Senate's Budget and Taxation Committee in 2003. (public safety, transportation & environment subcommittee, 2003-); Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2003-; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2003-; Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2003-. Chair, Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, 2007-. Member, Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 2003. Jones-Rodwell is a former chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland and the current chair of the Baltimore City Senate Delegation.

On April 20, 2014, Jones-Rodwell announced that she had decided to retire and would not compete in the upcoming June 2014 democratic primary.[3]