|11-08-1994||Republican||Secretary of State||3727894||Win|
|11-03-1998||Republican||Secretary of State||3783665||Win|
William L. Jones
Born: December 20, 1949 in Coalinga, CA
Married: Maurine (in 1971)*
Children: Andrea and Wendy
1991-1992: Minority Leader, California State Assembly
2002: Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost; 16%)
2003-Present: Founder and Chairman of the Board, Pacific Ethanol Inc.
2006-2008: San Joaquin Valley Region Member, California Bay-Delta Authority
2008: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2009: Early Primary Candidate for CD-19 (Withdrew)
2012: Delegate, Republican National Convention
- LEGISLATION: Author, Proposition 184 (1994), which created the Three-strikes Law for repeat offenders.
- As Secretary of State, Jones launched the first website that carried live election returns (http://vote96.ss.ca.gov/)
- Maureen Jones is the Chair of the California Museum Board of Directors.
- CLOSE CONTEST: Jones won the 1998 General election when he defeated Michela Alioto-Pier by 89,738 votes (1.1%).
- CLOSE CONTEST: Jones won the 1994 General election when he defeated Tony Miller by 37,053 votes (0.5%).
Source: California Legislature Handbook (1983)