Vernon (Vernon) Jones (D-SH091)
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District FAX: 770.676.0576
Representative-Elect
Georgia House of Representatives
State Capitol 206 Washington Street
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
PO Box 723
Lithonia, GA 30058
Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2018
DOB: 10/31/1960
Counties Representing
DeKalb / Rockdale

Bio

Vernon Jones has established a respected reputation in both public service and the business community. He is a senior consultant and specializes in Government Relations & Affairs. Jones has uniquely positioned his firm to capitalize on business development through effective relationships in the public and private sector.

Jones was elected twice and served successfully as Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb County from 2001-2008. In 2001 and 2005, Jones spearheaded a skillful campaign that resulted in the historic countywide passage of four separate bond referenda totaling $355 million for road improvements, libraries, and parks and green space. He was also known for operating one of the most efficient and effective administrations, including acquiring the county first ever triple AAA bond ratings from Moody's and Standard & Poors.

Prior to his election as CEO, Jones served eight years in the Georgia General Assembly as a State Representative from DeKalb County. During his tenure, Jones was appointed to several important committees, including the powerful Appropriations, Banking, Health & Human Services, Insurance, and Industry committees. Among Jones' key legislation, he co-sponsored the Georgia Peach Care Act, which provides health care coverage for over 100 thousand uninsured children across Georgia. Jones has a solid record of fighting for seniors, children, and women's issues. He is a natural in the assertive, yet gentle diplomacy needed to reach across the political isle and push legislation that crosses regional, geographical, social, and economical lines.

A native of North Carolina, Jones graduated from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, earning a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems. Despite Jones' many accomplishments and accolades, he remains a humble country boy at heart. He can often be found searching for antiques, enjoying the great outdoors by returning to his farming roots, or enjoying the beautiful green space and wildlife he helped to protect. However, Jones' first love and number one priority is his mother. You will often see Facebook posts of their latest adventures, from traveling back to their family farm in North Carolina to visiting one of her favorite local hangouts, The Varsity, where Mother Jones can enjoy a naked dog with ketchup. When you meet Vernon, you can't help but like his sense of humor and folksy ways, while still recognizing his intellectual abilities.