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  Jones, Vernon
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameVernon Jones
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DeKalb County, Georgia , United States
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Born October 31, 1960 (59 years)
ContributorReporting for Duty
Last ModifedSarnstrom
Jun 21, 2007 12:03pm
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InfoVernon Jones was born on October 31, 1960, in rural North Carolina. From there he went on to attend North Carolina Central University in Durham, earning a B.A. in business administration in 1983. Jones would later graduate from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government's Executive Program.

Jones began his career working in the telecommunications industry, first with WorldCom and later with BellSouth Corporation, where he was part of a team that established wireless communications in Montevideo, Uruguay. Always interested in public policy issues, Jones sought election to the Georgia House of Representatives where he served for eight years, from 1992 to 2000.

After leaving the Georgia House of Representatives, Jones remained active in politics. Currently he serves as the CEO of DeKalb County, Georgia, a position in which he oversees the Board of Commissioners of the county. He is also responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a 7,000-employee civic workforce and a $2.6 billion budget within the state's second most populous county. He has the honor of being the youngest person to hold this position. Since being elected, Jones has been active in purchasing land for the county to be used as parks, as well as a landmark initiative requiring all senior county employees to disclose financial information to prevent any conflicts of interest. Jones is currently working to significantly boost economic growth within DeKalb County.

Outside of the office, Jones is active in a number of community and civic organizations, including the Advocates for Seniors; New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia; Youth Prevention Services; and the National Black M.B.A. Association. He is also a founding member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Stone Mountain Alumni Chapter.


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  11/06/2018 GA State House 091 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/22/2018 GA State House 091 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/2016 GA State House 091 Won 72.26% (+44.51%)
  07/26/2016 GA State House 091 - D Runoff Won 53.99% (+7.99%)
  05/24/2016 GA State House 091 - D Primary Won 48.93% (+23.02%)
  07/22/2014 Dekalb County Sheriff - Special Runoff Lost 23.65% (-52.70%)
  05/20/2014 Dekalb County Sheriff - Special Won 22.25% (+0.00%)
  07/20/2010 GA District 04 - D Primary Lost 26.33% (-28.85%)
  08/05/2008 GA US Senate - D Runoff Lost 40.12% (-19.77%)
  07/15/2008 GA US Senate - D Primary Won 40.35% (+5.96%)
  11/02/2004 DeKalb County CEO Won 95.91% (+91.82%)
  07/20/2004 DeKalb County CEO- D Primary Won 53.16% (+28.79%)
  11/07/2000 DeKalb County CEO Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/08/2000 DeKalb County CEO - D Runoff Won 63.34% (+26.68%)
  07/18/2000 DeKalb County CEO - D Primary Won 45.38% (+16.80%)
  11/03/1998 GA State House 071 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1996 GA State House 071 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1994 GA State House 071 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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  05/20/2014 GA US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-74.98%)
ENDORSEMENTS
GA US President - Nov 02, 2004 R George W. Bush
GA US President - D Primary - Mar 02, 2004 D Howard Dean
GA US President - Nov 07, 2000 R George W. Bush