Janelle Jordan is a former associate general counsel for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, where she advised the Prince George’s County Planning Board on land use and zoning matters. Before that position, she served as an assistant county attorney in the Office of Law, where she provided legal representation to the county’s Department of Environmental Resources. Jordan is currently a Freedom of Information Act lead consultant for the U.S. Department of Energy and also is a private practicing attorney in the area of wills and estate administration.
Jordan is a county elected at-large member for Maryland’s 47th Legislative District for the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee, where she serves as the chair of the legislative subcommittee. In addition, she serves the state of Maryland as a member of the board of review for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she reviews appeals of administrative law judge’s decisions pursuant to Maryland’s Health Code Article.
Active civically since the age of 13, and politically since high school with a passion for politics, she began volunteering on her first congressional campaign in 1992. Since that time, she encourages people to become and remain civically and politically active and enjoys volunteering, advising, and strategizing for campaigns and on political matters. Jordan received a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from Clark Atlanta University and a juris doctor from Michigan State University.