Jolene Ivey

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Jolene Ivey
Maryland House of Delegates District 47
Former member
In office
Bachelor'sTowson University, 1982
Master'sUniversity of Maryland, 1992
Date of birthJuly 30, 1961
Place of birthWashington, DC
ProfessionDirector, Media Relations, Community Teachers Institute
ReligionUnited Methodist
Jolene Ivey (b. July 30, 1961) is a former Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 47. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Ivey was a Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Maryland in 2014. Her running-mate, incumbent state attorney general Doug Gansler, announced that he had chosen Ivey to share the 2014 election ticket with on October 14, 2014. Gansler lost in the Democratic primary on June 24, 2014.[1]


Ivey's professional experience includes working as the Director of Media Relations for the Community Teachers Institute, a freelance writer, Co-Founder/President of Mocha Moms, Incorporated, Press Secretary for U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, Writer/Producer for WMAR-TV and Co-Host of "Say Baltimore."

Committee assignments


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


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

  • Ways & Means
    • Subcommittee on Education
    • Subcommittee on Transportation



See also: Maryland Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Ivey ran for Lieutenant Governor of Maryland on a joint ticket with attorney general and 2014 gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler. Gansler lost in the Democratic primary on June 24, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Governor of Maryland, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Brown/Ken Ulman 51.4% 249,398
Douglas Gansler/Jolene Ivey 24.2% 117,383
Heather Mizeur/Delman Coates 21.6% 104,721
Cindy Walsh/Mary Elizabeth Wingate-Pennacchia 1.4% 6,863
Charles Smith/Clarence Tucker 0.7% 3,507
Ralph Jaffe/Freda Jaffe 0.7% 3,221
Total Votes 485,093
Election Results via Maryland State Board of Elections.


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Ivey successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010, taking the first of three seats.[2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 47 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jolene Ivey (D) 14,404
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Summers (D) 12,337
Green check mark transparent.png Doyle Niemann (D) 11,925
Rachel Audi (R) 1,853


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Jolene Ivey ran for District 47 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the first of three seats, beating Victor Ramirez and Doyle Niemann.[3]

Jolene Ivey raised $34,512 for her campaign.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 47
Candidates Votes Percent
Jolene Ivey (D) 12,860 35.3%
Victor Ramirez (D) 12,231 33.6%
Doyle Niemann (D) 11,229 30.8%
Write-Ins 120 0.3%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Ivey was up for re-election, she collected $59,148 in donations.[5]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:


Ivey is Co-Chair of the Family Crisis Center Advisory Council, Vice Chair of the Bi-County Committee of the Prince George's County Delegation, and a member of the Cheverly Young Actor's Guild, Cheverly Swim and Racquet Club Board of Directors, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, and Women Legislators of Maryland.[6]

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