Verna Jones-Rodwell

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Verna Jones-Rodwell
Maryland State Senate District 44
In office
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$142/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland State House of Delegates
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland at College Park, 1978
Master'sBaruch College, 1987
Date of birthNovember 27, 1955
Place of birthBaltimore, MD
ProfessionFounder/President, Collaborative Solutions
ReligionMethodist- A.M.E
Office website
Verna Jones-Rodwell (b. November 27, 1955) is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 44. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002. She previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1998 to 2003.

Jones-Rodwell earned her B.A .in Urban Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1978 and her M.P.A. from the City University of New York Baruch College in 1987. Her professional experience includes working as a Special Assistant to the City Manager of the City of Berkeley, California, Director of Market Development for the Development Training Institute, and Founder and President of Collaborative Solutions.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Jones-Rodwell ran for re-election to the 44th District Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. Jones-Rodwell defeated Bernard Reiter (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[1]

Maryland State Senate, District 44 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Verna Jones-Rodwell (D) 17,706 91.4%
Bernard Reiter (R) 1,669 8.6%


On November 7, 2006, Jones-Rodwell ran for District 44 of the Maryland State Senate, beating Sameerah Muhammad. [2]

Maryland Senate, District 44
Candidates Votes Percent
Verna Jones-Rodwell (D) 15,982 90.0%
Sameerah Muhammad(R) 1,757 9.9%
Write-Ins 26 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Jones-Rodwell was up for re-election, she raised $93,461 in donations.[3]

Her four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Seiu 1199 $3,000
Service Employees DC & Maryland State Council 54 $2,500
Motir Services Inc $2,500
Health Facilities Association of Maryland $2,250


In 2006 Verna Jones-Rodwell collected $90,157 in donations. [4]

Her seven largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Friends of Paula Hollinger $4,000
Daniel Russell $2,000
Friends of John W. Anderson $2,000
Friends of Peter Franchot $2,000
Marylanders for Mike Miller $2,000
Olivia Harris $2,000
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $2,000

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