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Brian W. Jones


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-2010 Republican AD-77 82909 Win
11-06-2012 Republican AD-71 106663 Win
11-04-2014 Republican AD-71 64613 Win
11-06-2018 Republican SD-38 187345 Win
11-08-2022 Republican SD-40 170109 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 9, 1968 in Austin, Texas
Married: Heather
Children: Christopher, Melina and Matthew

2003-2010: Member, Santee City Council
2017-2018: Member, Santee City Council 
2020: Primary Candidate for CD-50 (Lost; 10.9%)
2022-Present: Minority Leader, California State Senate

  • REMOTE VOTING: One of ten legislators (all Republican Senators) who have attended a floor session remotely using teleconferencing equipment (August 28-31, 2020).
  • POSTPONED INAUGURATION: At the start of the 2023-2024 legislative session, the State Senate took the unprecedented step of not seating either candidate. On December 8, 2022, following the certification of the results of the 2022 General Election by the counties, Senators Jones and Scott Wilk issued a joint statement requesting the State Senate not seat Senator-elect Melissa Hurtado in the Senate District 16 race "due to concerns over hundreds of ballots that have not been counted". The statement cited "reports also are swirling that there's a handful of uncounted ballots in Kings County still remaining and 600 to 800 uncounted ballots in Tulare County still remaining" and that "[r]ight now, there is no faith that the Kern County vote count is anywhere done nor accurate." Hurtado was sworn into office on December 10th.
  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (Legislative Staff Collective Bargaining): Jones was one of 3 State Senators (and 8 legislators overall) who voted against AB 1 (2023) by Tina McKinnor, which allowed California legislative staff for form unions for collective bargaining.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2011-12)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (2015)