Hi, I'm Dana!
Dana Jones was born and raised in Cumberland, Maryland, and attended Towson University where she
graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. 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 DCCC, and Senior staff at EMILY's List
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. This included handing out much needed supplies at distributions throughout the district, helping constituents get their Unemployment Insurance and SNAP benefits, and working with local officials to get broadband access to students who need it. Constituent services continue to be a main priority for her and her staff and encourages anyone who needs assistance to reach out to the office.
Dana currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, where she is a member of both the Election Law and Education Subcommittees. In addition, she was selected by Speaker Adrienne Jones in 2020, to serve as a member of Maryland’s Student Data Privacy Council, where she is involved in the state’s efforts to ensure that our student’s personal data is protected from fraud, theft, and intrusive marketing. In her first year in office, she passed all four of the bills that she introduced through the House, two of which were signed into law, and has helped over 1000 constituents get their unemployment.
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.
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.