An American Republican party politician, Vernon Angus Jones, served in the Georgia house of representatives from 1993- 2001 and 2017- 2021.
Jones was CEO of DeKalb County from 2001-09. He became a Republican in 2020 after endorsing Donald Trump for re-election and speaking at the 2020 Republican National Convention.
Jones is a candidate in the Republican primary for the 2022 Georgia gubernatorial election against incumbent Brian Kemp.
Early life, Education and Career
Jones was born in Laurel Hill, North Carolina, fifth among six siblings.
He attended North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, graduating with a B.A. in business administration in 1983. Jones also completed the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Executive Program.
Jones began his career in the telecommunications industry, first working with MCI Communications (now MCI Inc.) and later BellSouth Corporation.
Jones was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1992, representing District SH 071. He succeeded Sidney Pope Jones Jr. Jones served from 1993 to 2001 and then again from 2017 to 2021.
United States Senate campaign
Jones ran for the U.S. Senate in 2008 but was defeated 60% to 40% in the 2008 run-off for Georgia’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary.
In 2010, Jones launched an unsuccessful campaign for the U.S. Congress in Georgia’s 4th congressional district.
In 2014, Jones ran unsuccessfully for sheriff of DeKalb County, GA. He lost to incumbent Sheriff Jeff Mann, 76% to 24%.
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone: (404) 656-0287
Office Address: 607-D Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg. Atlanta, GA 30334
Activity on Twitter
Jones’ Twitter handle is @RepVernonJones. Vernon has 387.5K followers, and most of his activity on Twitter seems to be centered around the 2022 gubernatorial elections in Georgia.
Jones’ bio on Twitter reads ‘Running for Governor of Georgia to Defeat Brian Kemp, Stop Stacey Abrams, and #TakeGeorgiaBack.’
Jones has also pinned a tweet to the top of his page which says:-
“The Democrat Party destroyed the black community. Now, it’s time for the black community to destroy the Democrat Party. Join me in my fight to become the next Governor of Georgia.”
Another tweet dated December 8th, which has garnered a whopping 1.7K upvotes, reads as follows:-
“There are few things more important to the future of our state than our children. It’s time to get rid of leftist INDOCTRINATION and bring back EDUCATION. America’s future depends on it.”
Activity on Instagram
Jones’ Instagram handle is repvernonjones, and his bio on Instagram reads:
“Running for governor of Georgia to defeat Brian Kemp, stop Stacey Abrams and #TakeGeorgiaBack.”
A total of 305 posts appear on Jones’ Instagram page, and most of them feature election propaganda for the Georgia gubernatorial elections of 2022. Jones has 90.6K followers on Instagram.