Meet Shevrin

Shevrin Jones is a fighter for justice and equality for the people of District 35 and all of Florida.

Why I’m Running

I’m running for State Senate to create a path for prosperity or you and your family. Since 2013, I’ve had the distinct honor to fight for the people of Florida House District 101 as their Representative and pass meaningful legislation despite being a member of the minority party. From advocating and securing funding for youth mentoring, to championing legislation that increases transparency between the public and law enforcement, I am proud of our record.

There’s more work to be done. I firmly believe that in order to create real economic opportunity for all Floridians we must:

  • Expand funding for public education to make sure our kids can compete in the 21st century economy.
  • Expand access to quality, affordable health care, including reproductive health.
  • Pass a $15 per hour minimum wage so that our workers can make ends meet.
  • Increase our affordable housing options.
  • Pass common sense gun reforms to keep our schools and communities safe.
  • Protect the LGBTQ community from discrimination in housing and employment.
  • Support our seniors to ensure they can retire with dignity.
  • Fight back against attacks on our Dreamers and hardworking immigrant families.
  • Reform our criminal justice system.
  • Protect our coastlines, water and other natural resources.
  • Proactively address the threat of climate change and sea-level rise.
  • Make smart investments in infrastructure.
  • Improve our transportation systems.
  • Support Florida’s network of small businesses, the lifeline of our economy.


As a Florida native, born and raised in Miami Gardens (Carol City), who has called West Park home for nearly two decades, I know firsthand the challenges that you and our neighbors face. Together, we can continue building the people-powered movement for equity in this state. Together, we can ensure Florida is a state in which all can thrive. I look forward to earning your support.

Professional Experience

  • Executive Director of Florida Reading Corps, an AmeriCorps Program that uses evidence-based reading intervention strategies to get children reading by the third grade.
  • Former AP Chemistry teacher in Broward County Public Schools; led Florida Atlantic University High School to #1 in the state with a 100-percent pass rate on the Science End-of-Course (EOC) Exam.
  • Founder of LEAD Nation, one of South Florida’s top youth organizations for leadership development training.
  • Founder of the South Florida Youth Summit, the largest gathering of young people in South Florida.


  • Miami-Dade public school system, American Senior High School
  • Florida A&M University — Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
  • Florida Atlantic University — Master’s degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education
  • Now pursuing doctoral degree in Educational Leadership.

Civic Engagement

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Leadership Florida Class 32
  • Leadership Broward Class 27
  • Council of State Governments TOLLS fellowship program


  • Served on President Barack Obama’s College Promise Task Force
  • “50 Florida politicos to watch in 2019” — Florida Politics
  • “Top 40 under 40” — Gold Coast Magazine
  • Margaret E. Roach Humanitarian Award from the Urban League of Broward County
  • Congressional Political Institute Honoree
  • ICABA’s 100 Most Accomplished Caribbean Americans
  • 2015 Florida Young Democrat of the Year
  • Broward Parent Teachers Association Legislator of the Year
  • 2017 Florida Credit Union Association State Lawmaker of the Year
  • 100 Black Men of America, Inc., Mentor of the Year, 2010
  • Top 30 Under 30 Future Leaders, 2010 — Eye on South Florida
  • 50 Most Powerful & Influential Black Business Leaders of 2016 — Legacy Magazine