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Shannon Roers Jones

Representative, North Dakota Legislative Assembly

Representative Shannon Roers Jones has served in the North Dakota legislature since 2016. While serving on the Judiciary Committee, Roers Jones has been a leading voice on criminal justice reform and substance use disorders. Roers Jones developed legislation to seal criminal records, expand access to harm reduction resources, allow greater access to driving privileges for those participating in 24/7 sobriety programs, and improve cooperation between Tribal, state, county, and municipal law enforcement. She has served on boards of directors for multiple nonprofit organizations that focus on addiction and successful reentry. As a person in recovery, Roers Jones received the Governor’s Phoenix Award for her efforts advancing these issues. She holds a BA in business from the College of St. Benedict, an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and a JD from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

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