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Sheila Jones | District 60 | Meet Representative Jones


Before serving in the General Assembly, Sheila worked for Lockheed Martin Company, where she held  many leadership roles as a member of the International Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union 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.

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)


•Juvenile Justice


•Representative Jones serves as Deputy Whip for the Democratic Caucus.

In the House of Representatives, Representative Jones has served as:

•Vice-chair, Atlanta Delegation

•Vice-chair, House Transportation Subcommittee on Rail

•Parliamentarian, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus

•Secretary, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus

• Treasurer, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus

•Secretary, Working Families Caucus

Several organizations have recognized Representative Jones for her legislative service:

• Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (Freshman Legislator of the Year)

• Cobb Democratic Women (Woman Legislator of the Year)

•Cobb County Democratic Committee (Joe Mack Wilson People’s Champion Award)

•Georgia Conservation Voters (Environmental Leadership Award)

•Fulton County Council on Aging

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

•Northwest Business Association

Representative Jones has served as:

•Board member, American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia

•Member, Disabled American Veterans Commanders Club

•5th Congressional District Chair, Democratic Party of Georgia

•Delegate, Democratic National Convention (three times)

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

•Member, Sierra Club

•Executive Committee member, Fulton County Democratic Party

• Member, State Committee of the Georgia Democratic Party

Representative Jones secured funding in the budget for:

•Harriett G. Darnell Multi-purpose Senior Facility (Fulton County)

•Vinings Historic Preservation Society (Cobb County)


Representative Jones:

•worked with veterans

• sponsored fish dinners and recognized attending veterans with Certificates

•worked with senior citizens

•donated book bags to fifth graders

• issued certificates of achievement to graduating 5th & 8th graders

• issued Resolutions and recognized teachers of the year

• participated in Teacher Appreciation Week

• participated in Nurses Appreciation Week

•donated needed school supplies to our hard working teachers

• sponsored district days at the state capitol - giving legislative updates

• hosted, recognized and honored women community leaders (at our state capitol) 

• delivered holiday baskets to senior citizens

•held a day of pampering for senior citizens

• held community meetings in the district

•sponsored meetings covering: chronic illness, home repairs, fraud prevention, texting-sexting & bullying, health fairs, and the legislative days at the state capitol

•issued school supplies and toiletries to school children

• gave food baskets and turkeys to senior citizens

Representative Jones is currently a member of:

•Women In Government - and serves as State Director
•National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women
•Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
•National Council of Negro Women 
•National Audubon Society

•International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers

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