BioEmanuel Jones, a Democrat, was first elected to the Georgia Senate from Georgia's
10 th District in 2004. Sen. Jones represents SW DeKalb, Henry County and East
Atlanta. He currently serves as the 20092010
Chairman of the Georgia Legislative
Black Caucus. Senator Jones is the Secretary of the Interstate Cooperation Committee.
He also serves on the State and Local Governmental Operations, Veterans and Military
Affairs, Urban Affairs, Interstate Cooperation and Public Safety and Homeland
Sen. Jones is President/Owner of Legacy Chevrolet Cadillac Saab of Columbus, Legacy Ford of
McDonough, Legendary FordMercury
of Marion N.C. and ANSA Automotive of Macon.
He was a 2008 nominee for the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, nominated by Ambassador
Andrew Young. He was selected for the 2008 Atlanta Business League 50 th Most Influential Award;
the recipient of the Morris Brown College Pacesetter Award in 2008, Metro Atlanta YMCA Volunteer
of the Year, Ford Motor Minority Dealer Executive Director’s Award, Henry County Chamber of
Commerce Business of the Year, Black Enterprise Top 100 Minority Owned Company’s, Georgia
Trend Top 40 Under 40 Rising Stars, Governors Proclamation Entrepreneur of the Year, Freshman
Legislator of the year 2005, Legislator of the year, Organization of DeKalb Educators 2006, and from
the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Service Firm of the Year.
Senator Jones is the owner of one of the Atlanta Area’s largest AfricanAmerican
Sen. Jones received his MBA in Finance/Accounting from Columbia University in 1986, preceded by a
BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981. Mr. Jones was
commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1980 and rose to the rank
of Captain. Sen. Jones graduated class valedictorian from West Fulton High School in Atlanta, Ga. in
1977. Sen. Jones had career positions with IBM (8184)
and Arthur Anderson & Co. (8688),
entering the automobile business in 1988 as a dealer candidate in Ford Motor Company’s minority
Senator Jones was named one of the 50 Most Influential people from Who’s Who in Black Atlanta.
He is a former Trustee for Henry Medical Center, past Finance Chairman of Henry Medical Center,
past Chairman of Henry County YMCA, past Chairman of Henry County’s United Way Campaign and
Partners in Education of numerous elementary, middle and high schools. He was also Chairman of
Henry County Chamber of Commerce, a member of Leadership Georgia and Board Member of James
Bristor Society, University of Pennsylvania.
Senator Jones sits on various boards to include the Board at University Pennsylvania, School of Social
Policy and Practice and the Georgia State University Project Healthy Grandparent’s board. He was
born and raised in Atlanta, GA. Senator Jones currently resides in Ellenwood, GA with his wife
Gloria, sons Emanuel II, Elam and Daughter Emani. He is a deacon of the Shiloh Baptist Church in