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My name is Marlena Jareaux, and I’m going to use this page to give you some information about my background. A proud biracial child, I was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania (yes.. it’s factory outlet and Amish land there). This is me, my brother and my dad when I was in elementary school:

And this is me, my brother and my mom sitting on that same staircase:


My family first moved to Columbia when I was in middle school. We moved here because my uncle had a successful business based in Baltimore (Chicken George Chicken) that my father was going to help run. Here’s a pic from 4th grade in 1976 (Dasher Green Elementary), Mrs. Clark’s class (yeah… that’s me, the girl scout! 🙂


And this is ME, playing soccer (left wing baby!!) with the Soccer Association of Columbia (right, rear):

My family moved back to York, but we moved back permanently to Columbia and Wilde Lake High School in the middle of my 9th grade school year. I’m a graduate of Wilde Lake High (go Bearcats!), and here is a pic from my high school years:

Prom pic (whoa, I forgot about that dress!):


I went away to college, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business, and went on to get my master’s degree in Psychology. Along the way, I made one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life…

I became a mother!!



His birth activated the desire that many parents want for their kids…

The best:



I started writing books with the next generation in mind:


Supporting fundraisers I believe in like The Innocence Project:


Creating products I believe in:



And doing my part to make things that are wrong, RIGHT:

(link is here for your information, but this is in NO WAY a solicitation for a donation: https://www.gofundme.com/BlackHistoryMadeRight )


I’m a proud mom of a Terp grad, and my personal life has changed a bit:

But my desire to right wrongs hasn’t changed. And now, I’m running for Clerk of the Circuit Court for Howard County in order to make things that are wrong with the office.. RIGHT AGAIN. I hope you will support me in that effort by voting for me in November.