It was announced today that Shevrin Jones will be making a run for State Senate District 35, and the campaign to elect Shevrin Jones has released a video entitled “For the People, For Florida.”
In the video, many people are featured whose lives have been directly impacted by Shevrin Jones as both a public servant and as an educator. In addition, Jones’ personal story is shared along with his goal of creating an opportunity for all to succeed.
He argues that he’s not in the race “for another title. I’m in it because I serve you.”
“Our Government can and should work for the people,” said Jones in a statement regarding his run. “As Senator for Florida’s 35thDistrict, I will continue to fight for our needs, advocate for equal and fair treatment, and always put people first,” Jones declared.
Born in Miami Gardens, Jones is a former educator who taught in the Broward School system and at Florida Atlantic University High School. As a public servant, Jones co-founded L.E.A.D. Nation and the South Florida Youth Summit, which is a non-profit, youth leadership development organization that currently maintains a 100 percent high school graduation rate among participants.
As a Representative of Florida House District 101, Jones has advocated and procured funding for youth mentoring and he has championed legislation to increase transparency between law enforcement and the public.
In the video, family members and constituents share their thoughts on the impact that Shevrin has had not only in their lives but also in their community as well.
“He was essentially a support system for me… He was always reminding me of my potential as a student, as a leader. He truly truly is probably the reason why I am where I am today as well,” recounts one former student of his.
The announcement video can be seen below: