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%.
It is currently established that Jones is single and has not disclosed any information about his relationships.
There is no available information relating to Jones’ past relationships either. However, his name has been attached to some controversies regarding the abuse of women in the past.
According to a 2021 examination of Jones’ record by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Jones has a long history of problematic behavior toward women, repeatedly accused of threatening, intimidating and harassing women in his personal and professional lives” over three decades.
Jones reportedly has no children. No information relating to children from any past relationships or even of relationships themselves has been confirmed as true.