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About Representative Sheila Jones

Before serving in the General Assembly, Representative Sheila Jones worked for Lockheed Martin Company, where she held many leadership roles as a member of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers AFL-CIO (Local Lodge 709).

Sheila was elected as the Legislative Representative for the Georgia State Council of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, representing more than 9,000 working men and women Machinists throughout the state of Georgia. In this role, Sheila traveled to the Georgia State Capitol where she lobbied state Representatives & Senators and to Washington, DC to lobby national Representatives & Senators on issues affecting working families (to raise the minimum wage, unemployment benefits, and workers compensation).

Other union leadership positions held:

• Shop Steward

• Grand Lodge Convention Delegate

• Women’s Convention Delegate

• Bylaws Committee Chair

• Legislative Committee

• Executive Board (where she was the Union’s first female trustee)

Sheila retired from Lockheed Martin Company after 34 years of distinguished service.

Political Career

After being elected State Representative, Sheila was awarded Freshman Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.

In the House of Representatives, Representative Jones is a member of the following committees:
  • Appropriations  (Higher Education Sub-committee)

  • Health

  • Juvenile Justice

  • Transportation

  • House Democratic Caucus, Deputy Whip

In the House of Representatives, Representative Jones has served as:
  • Atlanta Delegation, Vice-chair

  • House Transportation Subcommittee on Rail, Vice-chair

  • Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, Parliamentarian

  • Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, Secretary

  • Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, Treasurer

  • Working Families Caucus, Secretary

Representative Jones has served as:
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, Board member

  • Disabled American Veterans Commanders Club, Member

  • Democratic Party of Georgia, 5th Congressional District Chair

  • Democratic National Convention Delegate (three times)

  • National Women’s Political Caucus-GA, State President & Regional Director

Representative Jones currently serves as a member of:
  • Georgia Democratic Party of Georgia, State Committee

  • Fulton County Democratic Party, Executive Committee

  • Women In Government, State Director

  • National Organization of Black-Elected Legislative Women

  • Georgia Legislative Black Caucus

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Atlanta Alumnae Chapter

  • National Council of Negro Women, Greater Atlanta Chapter

  • Collier Heights National Historic District (Community Association)

  • Senior Citizens Council of Cobb County

  • Sierra Club

  • National Audubon Society

  • League of Women Voters of Atlanta-Fulton County

  • International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO

  • Atlanta Black Chambers, Inc.

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