Rachel Jones Appointed to Represent Calvert, Prince George’s in House of Delegates

    Rachel Jones, a field representative for U.S. Sen Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.), will be the newest member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

    Jones (D) was appointed by Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) on Wednesday to fill a vacancy in District 27B, which contains parts of Prince George’s and Calvert counties.

    Rachel Jones

    Jones replaces now-Sen. Michael A. Jackson (D), who was elevated to the Maryland Senate last month following the December resignation of former Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D), who died in January.

    “I am confident that Rachel Jones will be a strong advocate for constituents in Calvert and Prince George’s counties in her new role as delegate,” Hogan said in a statement. “I offer her my sincere congratulations, and I look forward to working with her to change Maryland for the better.”

    Jones was recommended for the vacancy by the Calvert County Democratic Central Committee earlier this month.

    Hogan had two choices for the vacancy after the Prince George’s County Central Committee recommended a different candidate for the job: Jacqueline Steele McCall, a former aide to former U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.).

    Jones also previously worked for Mikulski and as an associate consultant for the Federal Communications Commission. Her experience in Annapolis includes working as a legislative aide to former Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden (D-Baltimore City).

    According to the governor’s office, Jones is very active in her church community and is the vice president of the board of directors for Farming 4 Hunger. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Morgan State University.

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    Danielle E. Gaines
    Danielle Gaines most recently worked for Bethesda Beat covering Montgomery County. Previously, she spent six years at The Frederick News-Post as the paper’s principal government and politics reporter for half that time, covering courts and legal affairs before that. She also reported for the now-defunct The Gazette of Politics and Business in Maryland and previously worked as a county government and education reporter at the Merced Sun-Star in California’s Central Valley.