Marilyn Bailey Evans-Jones was a member of the Florida House of Representatives for 10 years.
She was born in DeLand, Florida, on November 19, 1928, the daughter of Cecil C. Bailey, the Chairman of the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission and Augusta Mann Bailey. The family moved to Jacksonville in 1930. She was raised and attended local schools in Jacksonville.
She was junior and senior year class president in high school, as well as and student of the year.
She graduated from Duke University, with a degree in education in 1950. She married Hugh Macauley Evans, Senior immediately following graduation, and soon after became a mother of four children.
She was raised and attended local schools in Jacksonville. She graduated from Duke University, with a degree in education in 1950.
She represented the 46th district from 1976 to 1982, and after redistricting, the 33rd district from 1982 to 1986. After settling in Brevard County in 1963, she became president of Republican Women in South Brevard, and volunteered as a lobbyist for United Methodist Women and the League of Women Voters. Florida House of Representatives As a state representative, Evans-Jones worked to pass Florida"s Child Safety Restraint Bill, and Clean Indoor Air Acting.
She helped to establish adult day care centers and bringing about reform in mental health institutions and prisons.
In 1986 she ran unsuccessfully for Florida Lieutenant Governor. Later career Although this issue did not prevail.
She was instrumental in the creation of Micah’s Place, a shelter for battered spouses. She served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention.
In 1997, she served as a member of the Constitution Revision Commission, where she supported redistricting by the judiciary.