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State legislator

Verna L. Jones, American state legislator. Recipient William J. Parker Outstanding Achievement in Economic Development award, Baltimore Maryland, 1997, Verda F. Welcome award, Delta Sigma Theta, 2001; National Urban/Rural fellowship, New York City, 1986, Flemming fellowship, Policy Alternatives, Washington, 1999.


Jones, Verna L. was born on November 27, 1955 in Baltimore.


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.


Senator Jones-Rodwell was also the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland from 2007 to 2008. If you have information that can be referenced with a citation, please, feel free to help! Jones-Rodwell was born in Baltimore, Maryland on November 27, 1955. 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.


Member of Pennsylvania Avenue Redevelopment Collective (co-founder, v. chairman board), Alzheimer's Association (board member), Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church.