Adrienne Jones

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Adrienne Jones
Maryland House of Delegates District 10
In office
October 21, 1997-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 17
Speaker Pro Tempore, Maryland State House of Representatives
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedOctober 21, 1997
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland-Baltimore County, 1976
BirthdayNovember 20, 1954
Place of birthCowdensville, Maryland
ProfessionDeputy Director, Office of Human resources, Baltimore County
Office website
Adrienne A. Jones (b. November 20, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 10 and serving as Speaker Pro Tempore. She was first appointed to the chamber on October 21, 1997. Jones is the first African American woman to serve as Speaker Pro Tempre in the Maryland House of Delegates.[1]


Jones' professional experience includes working as Executive Director of the Office of Fair Practices and Community Affairs in Baltimore County, Director of the Office of Minority Affairs in Baltimore County, and a part-time columnist for The Baltimore Times. She served as Deputy Director of the Baltimore County Office of Human Resources until her retirement from service in Baltimore County Government on June 30, 2014.[1]

Jones attended Baltimore County Public Schools and earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County in 1976. She attended The National Security Seminar, U.S. Army War College in 2007 and received an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from Groucher College in Towson, Maryland.[1]

In 2007, Jones was named for the third time one of the "Top 100 Women in Maryland" by the Daily Record, and inducted into the Circle of Excellence for Sustained Achievement. She received both the Harriett Ross Tubman Lifetime Achievement Award and the Living Women History Maker's Community Award in March 2010.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jones served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jones served on these committees:



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Adrienne A. Jones, Jay Jalisi and Benjamin Brooks defeated Chris Blake, Michael Tyrone Brown, Sr., Regg J. Hatcher, Jr., Carin Smith, Frederick Strickland and Robert "Rob" Johnson in the Democratic primary, while William T. Newton was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2][3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAdrienne Jones Incumbent 25.4% 8,995
Jay Jalisi 17.4% 6,146
Benjamin Brooks 15.6% 5,507
Carin Smith 14.7% 5,197
Robert "Rob" Johnson 9.5% 3,369
Chris Blake 5.9% 2,085
Michael Tyrone Brown, Sr. 5.3% 1,868
Regg J. Hatcher, Jr. 3.2% 1,121
Frederick Strickland 3.1% 1,104
Total Votes 35,392


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Jones came in third in the general election on November 2, 2010, securing re-election to one of three seats in the district.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 10 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Emmett Burns, Jr. (D) 31,513
Green check mark transparent.png Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (D) 31,399
Green check mark transparent.png Adrienne Jones (D) 29,719
Jeanne Turnock (R) 6,837


On November 7, 2006, Adrienne Jones ran for District 10 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the third of three seats, behind Emmett Burns, Jr. and Shirley Nathan-Pulliam.[5]

Adrienne Jones raised $76,918 for her campaign.[6]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 10
Candidates Votes Percent
Emmett Burns, Jr. (D) 29,140 34.2%
Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (D) 28,544 33.5%
Adrienne Jones (D) 27,064 31.8%
Write-Ins 370 0.4%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Jones was up for re-election, she collected $130,249 in donations.[7]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Adrienne Jones's campaign in 2010
Baltimore County West Democrtic Slate$10,134
Friends Of Jim Smith$6,000
Service Employees Dc & Maryland State Council 54$4,000
Health Policy Leadership Alliance$3,500
Smith, Graylin E$3,000
Total Raised in 2010 $130,249


In 2006, Adrienne Jones collected $76,918 in donations.[8]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Hospital Association $3,000
Wylie Funeral Home $2,000
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters $2,000
Friends of Doug Duncan $2,000
Whalen Properties $1,750


Jones is a member of Women Legislators of Maryland and Woman Power, Incorporated.[9]

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