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Hi! I'm Dana

Dana Jones was born, raised, and educated in Maryland. Before joining the Maryland Legislature, Dana spent 23 years working with elected officials including serving as a Legislative Assistant to then-Congressman Benjamin Cardin (MD-3) on Capitol Hill, as a Senior Researcher at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Senior staff at EMILY's List and partner in her own national consulting firm.

In 2020, just days after a statewide stay-at-home order was issued due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dana was chosen by the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee and appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to represent District 30A in the Maryland General Assembly. Immediately following her appointment, Dana began the hands-on work needed to help her constituents get through the global COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, Dana has been one of the most productive members of the General Assembly. In the 2024 Legislative Session, 13 of the 16 bills she sponsored were passed and signed into law by Governor Moore. Including The Freedom to Read Act, a historic piece of legislation that makes Maryland one of the first in the Nation to protect our libraries and librarians from censorship and harassment. Her legislative portfolio also includes expansive work on election law to protect our democracy, broadening access to telehealth services for students, and supporting our firefighter and EMS personnel.

Dana currently serves on the Appropriations Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Health and Social Services Subcommittee, and a member of the Oversight Committee on Pensions. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Anne Arundel County House Delegation. Most recently, she was elected by her fellow female legislators to a two year term as President of the Maryland Legislative Women’s Caucus, the oldest in the Nation!

​She and her family are active with numerous local community organizations here in Annapolis & Anne Arundel county and most weekends can be found volunteering or at a youth sports event for their son with their puppy, Annie Chesapeake.

Membership: 

  • Appropriations Committee

  • Vice Chair: Health and Social Services Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee

  • Oversight Committee on Pensions Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee

  • Vice Chair: Anne Arundel County Delegation

  • Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review

  • President - Women Legislators of Maryland 

  • Maryland's Student Data Privacy Council - Member

  • Aquaculture Coordinating Council - Member

  • Latino Caucus - Member

  • Transportation Caucus - Member

  • Veterans Caucus - Member

Awards While in Office & Local Awards: 

  • Fannie Lou Hamer Award Winner, 2022

  • Michelle Obama Award, Anne Arundel County and The Caucus of African American Leaders, 2021

  • New Leaders Honoree, Leadership Anne Arundel, 2020

  • Jennifer Summers Barrett Volunteer of the Year Award, Junior League of Annapolis, 2019.

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