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 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.
While teaching A.P. Chemistry in Broward County at Florida Atlantic University High
School, Jones’ leadership positioned the school as first in the state for its 100-percent
pass rate on the Science End of Course (EOC) Exam. 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, and is now pursuing his Ph.D. in
Educational Leadership at Florida Atlantic University.
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.”
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