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Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr.


Picture of Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr.
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-2012 Democratic AD-59 40519 Win
11-04-2014 Democratic AD-59 28493 Win
11-08-2016 Democratic AD-59 77324 Win
11-06-2018 Democratic AD-59 47765 Win
11-03-2020 Democratic AD-59 63448 Win
11-08-2022 Democratic AD-57 40334 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 14, 1957 in Little Rock, Arkansas
Children: Lauren Diane, Reginald B. Jr., and Evan Brandon
University: University of Southern California (B.S. in Public Administration)

2003: Candidate for Los Angeles City Council (Withdrew; 0.6%)
2007-2011: Secretary, California Democratic Party
2010: Candidate for AD-47 (Lost; 37.3%)
Previous: Assistant Deputy Mayor, City of Los Angeles
200?-2012: Director of Real Estate, City of Los Angeles
2012: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2021-2023: Member, California Reparations Task Force
2024: Primary Candidate for Los Angeles City Council (Lost; 5.9%)

  • FAMILY: Jones-Sawyer is a nephew of Jefferson Thomas, one of the Little Rock Nine, the group of African-American students who integrated Little Rock Central High School with assistance from the 101st Airborne Division in 1957.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 3089 (2024) through which the State of California offered a formal apology for "all of the harms and atrocities committed by the state, its representatives thereof, and entities under its jurisdiction who promoted, facilitated, enforced, and permitted the institution of chattel slavery..." (Pending)

Source: Biography at campaign website [] (accessed 6/7/2012)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (2015)