Shevrin Jones

SpecialityFlorida State Senator

Florida State Senator Shevrin “Shev” Jones is an educator, public servant, and consensus builder who gets results on the issues facing Florida families. Growing up in Carol City, Jones’ parents instilled in him and his brothers the values of education, faith, and service to the community. He recognized from a young age the power of education as the great equalizer, a foundation that drove Shevrin into teaching to help students reach their full potential.

After teaching A.P. Chemistry in Broward County at Florida Atlantic University High Jones went on to found L.E.A.D. Nation, a top South Florida nonprofit organization committed to youth leadership development and social entrepreneurship training. Jones’ firsthand look at the inequities in education and society at large propelled him to enter public service. In 2012, he was elected to the Florida House, championing meaningful bipartisan legislation, including two consecutive bills to secure dignity for incarcerated women; statewide expansion of a clean syringe exchange program; safety and oversight for athletic coaches for youth athletic teams; and ensuring transparency and accountability via police body cameras.

Today, Jones proudly serves Florida’s 35th Senate District, which includes portions of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Senator Jones served on President Barack Obama’s College Promise Task Force and is an active member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Young Elected Officials Network, Leadership Florida Connect – Class 32, Leadership Broward Class 27, the Council of State Governments TOLLS fellowship program, and Millennial Action Project’s Florida Future Caucus.
Jones has received widespread recognition for his service, including acknowledgement as Florida Young Democrat of the Year, Broward Parent Teachers Association’s Legislator of the Year, a Congressional Political Institute Honoree, ICABA’s 100 Most Accomplished Caribbean Americans, Gold Coast Magazine’s “Top 40 under 40,” and Legacy Magazine’s South Florida’s “50 Most Powerful and Influential Black Leaders.”

Today, Jones is completing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Florida Atlantic University and was recently appointed to President Biden’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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