Women’s Legislative Caucus
Maryland General Assembly
Congratulations to Speaker Adrienne Jones
May 6, 2019
The Women's Legislative Caucus congratulates Delegate Adrienne Jones on her election to the Speakership of the Maryland House of Delegates. As the first African American, and the first woman, to be Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, Speaker Jones is among a small group of distinguished women. With her election, there are now seven women serving as a speaker of a state house in the United States; there are also eight women in the presiding position in a state senate chamber, for a total of 15 women in presiding positions. According to the Center for American Women and Politics, Speaker Jones is the third African-American woman in the nation to hold this office. The Women’s Caucus celebrates this historic milestone for Maryland and for the nation.