Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Adrienne A.W. Jones
MSA SC 3520-2630


Born in Cowdensville, Maryland, November 20, 1954.  Attended Baltimore County public schools; University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A., psychology, 1976.  Two sons.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Legislative District 10 (D), Baltimore City, 1997-.  Speaker Pro Tem, 2003-. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 2003-; Finance Resources Subcommittee, 2003-; Tax and Revenue Subcommittee, 2003-; Legislative Policy Committee, 2003-. House Chair, Joint Committee on Fair Practices, 1999-. Co-Chair, Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2003. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1997-2003; Public Safety and Administration Subcommittee, 1997-03; Capital Budget Subcommittee, 1999-03; Oversight Committee on Program Open  Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1999-03; Vice-chair, Oversight Committee on Personnel, 1999-03. Member, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, 1997-; Secretary, 2000-02; Chair, Redistricting Committee, 2000-; member, Budget Committee, 2000, Ethics Committee, 2000, Labor Committee, 2000. President-elect, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2002-; member, 1997-; Secretary, 1999-2000; 2nd vice-president, 2000-01; 1st vice-president, 2001-02; chair, Endorsement Committee, 2001-.  Selected First African-American woman speaker pro tem, Maryland House of Delegates, December 2002.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Member, Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commission, 3rd Commission District, 1991-95.  Director, Office of Fair Practices and Community Affairs, Baltimore County, 1994- (24 years service in Baltimore County government).  Panelist, board of education, Baltimore County; Baltimore County Bar Association.  Mentor, Partnership for Success Program, Deer Park Elementary School.  Part-time columnist, The Baltimore Times.  Board member, American Cancer Society; The Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park.  Member, Baltimore County Leadership Alumni Board; National Forum for Black Public Administrators; Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.; Coalition Opposed to Violence and Extremism (COVE); Woman Power, Inc.; Coalition of 100 Black Women; Liberty/Randallstown Coalition; Tenth District Democratic Club.  Member-at-large, Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee.  Community Services Award, Baltimore Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 1991.  Citizens Award, Baltimore County Police Department, 1993.  Award of Appreciation for Outstanding Services to the Asian/Indian Community, 1993.  Valued Hours Award, The Fullwood Foundation, 1995.  Award of Appreciation, Baltimore County Branch, NAACP, 1996.  Meritorious Service Award, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., 1996.  Governor's Certificate of Merit for outstanding contributions in field of victims' rights and services, 1997.  Maryland's Top 100 Women, The Daily Record, 2002.

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