Shevrin is the first and only LGBTQ African-American elected to the Florida State House
Representative Shevrin D. Jones, Florida House District 101, better known as “Shev” was elected to the Florida House of Representative, unopposed in 2012, and subsequently in 2014 and in 2016. He is the Founder of LEAD Nation, one of South Florida’s top youth organizations for leadership development training. In its 10 years of youth empowerment, LEAD Nation still maintains a 100% high school graduation rate among its participants. Through his passion to be a catalyst for education and social change, Representative Jones and the LEAD Nation team instills in every youth that they have a responsibility to serve their communities with honesty, integrity and passion. Jones is also the Founder of the South Florida Youth Summit, the largest gathering of young people in South Florida, bringing in more than 2,000 youth over the course of 3-day weekend summit. Representative Jones received his early education in the Miami-Dade public school system. Upon graduating from American Senior High School, he attended Florida A&M University where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. He holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, with a concentration in Higher Education from Florida Atlantic University. He is now pursuing his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, concentrating on policies that hinder the matriculation of black and brown students from high school to college.