BK: Capital Hell
Jayne Jones, a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, left Capitol Hill to work for the Minnesota House of Representatives, where she was the Executive Assistant to the Speaker of the House. Following her drive and compassion to teach others about the legislative process and drafting legislation, Jayne is starting a summer academic program for teens to master public policy and the legislative process. Additionaly, Jayne teaches political science at Concordia University. Jayne’s students have gained national attention and praise for their legislative activities and involvement. Her students drafted, advocated for and passed the Kyle Herman Bill of 2010 and worked hand-in-hand with state and federal elected officials on state and federal legislation to curb child abuse in the classroom—especially special education classrooms. This year, Jayne’s students tackled eliminating state legislator immunity from impaired driving with their legislation, “No Boozin’ and Cruzin.” Jayne is a member of the Concordia University Advancement Committee and a former inner city Girl Scout troop leader and live-in nanny. Jayne is proud of her work with Margaret’s Missions, ensuring travelers with disabilities have access to see the world and enjoy life’s greatest adventures! Jayne is full of life and loves reality television. She wholeheartedly believes in living each day to the fullest and loves a great sale for funky jewelry and skirts under $20. She thrives on meeting current and former United States Presidents, cheering for the University of North Dakota Sioux hockey team, catching Alaskan halibut, securing emergency medical visas for orphans and aiming to win her family’s salsa making contest! Jayne prefers bright colored shoes, trendy handbags that can be used as briefcases, and not missing an episode of the Young and the Restless. On her bucket list: being on the Wheel of Fortune, going to happy hour with Kelly Ripa, and figuring out how to boil corn-on-the-cob for that oh-so-darn-good buttery taste. She is currently planning her wedding on a shoestring budget and resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Date Recorded: 10/7/2013
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