Delegate Jolene Ivey has been a member of Maryland’s House of Delegates since January 2007. She is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and is the Chair of the Prince George’s County Delegation. She is the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families. Delegate Ivey is a member of the Legislative Black Caucus, the Women’s Caucus, and the Democratic Caucus. She had the honor of being elected to the Maryland Delegation for the Democratic National Convention in 2008, and nominated Barack Obama for President of the United States of America.
Jolene Ivey is a regular guest on “Tell Me More,” hosted by Michel Martin on National Public Radio, discussing issues affecting parents and children. She has also been interviewed on CNN and “Good Morning America,” and has written columns for The Root and CNN.com. She is the Co-Founder of Mocha Moms, Inc., a support group for at-home mothers of color, and served as President from 1997 until 2002.
Delegate Ivey served as press secretary for U.S. Representative Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland for the 100th Congress. She was a Co-Host for “Say Baltimore,” WMAR-TV and WNUV-TV between 1983 and 1984. She was a writer and producer for WMAR-TV from 1984 until 1988.
She belongs to Cheverly United Methodist Church.
Delegate Ivey graduated from Towson University with a B.A. in Mass Communication, and the University of Maryland with a M.A. in Journalism.
Jolene Ivey is married to Glenn Ivey, former State’s Attorney of Prince George’s County, and they have five beautiful boys. They live in Cheverly.