Representative Shevrin D. Jones, Florida House District 101, better known as “Shev” was elected to the Florida House of Representative, in 2012, and subsequently in 2014, 2016 & 2018.
He is the Founder of LEAD Nation, one of South Florida’s top youth organizations for leadership development training. In its 10 years of youth empowerment, LEAD Nation maintains a 100% high school graduation rate among its participants. Through his passion to be a catalyst for education and social change, Representative Jones and the LEAD Nation team instill in every youth that they have a responsibility to serve their communities with honesty, integrity and passion. Jones is also the Founder of the South Florida Youth Summit, the largest gathering of young people in South Florida, bringing in more than 2,000 youth over the course of 3-day weekend summit.
Representative Jones attended Florida A&M University where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. He holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, with a concentration in Higher Education from Florida Atlantic University. He is now pursuing his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, concentrating on policies that hinder the matriculation of black and brown students from high school to college. Prior to becoming a legislator, Representative Jones served as an AP Chemistry teacher. Jones believed that teaching was his calling, and whenever he entered a classroom, it was always with the mindset that “Every child CAN learn.”
Representative Jones is committed to working with others, reaching across the aisle, to do the work of the people in his district, and for the State of Florida. He has been able to put politics aside and pass meaningful legislation even while being a member of the minority party. Some of Jones’ bipartisan legislation includes: safety and oversight for Athletic Coaches for Youth Athletic Teams, Police Body Cameras, Dignity for Incarcerated Women, along with advocating and procuring funding for youth mentoring.
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