I met Ms. Jones back in the 1980s when I was covering Baltimore County for the Evening Sun, and she was a Baltimore County employee under executive Donald P. Hutchinson. She was, and remains, a friendly, steady, dependable, wise, knowledgeable, humble yet sturdy public servant. She listens and she gets things done.
Given her 16-year apprenticeship at the elbow of the late Speaker Mike Busch, I can't think of anyone better for the job. I hope most delegates agree.