For the past twenty-four years, Sherry Jones has been an advocate in the General Assembly for our children, writing laws to protect them; attending court hearings on their behalf; and handling children’s cases from across the state regarding child abuse, neglect, and deaths. As a native Nashvillian, Sherry has always worked in the best interest of her constituents, neighbors, friends, and community.
A graduate of Nashville public schools, Sherry went on to serve in the Metropolitan Council and before being elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives. As an elected official, she has been a leader in promoting issues to better the lives of Nashville’s children and has served as a CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) for Nashville’s juvenile courts.
Among Sherry’s many awards and recognitions:
- Mid Cumberland Council on Children and Youth Leadership Award
- TN Commission on Children & Youth Leadership Award
- Boys and Girls Club Leadership Award
- United Way Leadership Award
- Tennessee March of Dimes Leadership Award
- Family and Children’s Services Leadership Award
- Tennessee Association of Social Workers Leadership Award
- Legislator of the Year, Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Outstanding Legislator, Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Senior Citizens Leadership Award
- AARP Legislative Leadership Award
- Tennessee AFL-CIO Leadership Award
- Tennessee Citizen Action Leadership Award
- Nashville Firefighters Legislator of the Year
Her dedication to children’s issues – and her experience as a mother and grandmother – led Sherry to pursue the position of Juvenile Court Clerk to help and advocate for the children and families that come through the Juvenile Court System.
A proud Democrat, Sherry currently represents House District 59 in the Tennessee General Assembly.