Bert Jones

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Bert Jones
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 65
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionDentist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bert Jones is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 65. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Jones switched from "Unaffiliated" to the Republican Party in September 2011.[1]

Biography

Jones's professional experience includes working as a dentist.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jones served on the following committees:

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Education
Elections
Finance
Health and Human Services, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jones served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Jones' website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Government Debt, Budgeting, and Reform

  • Excerpt: "Our state desperately needs reforms in our tax system and in education. It is time for us to move forward to improve as some other states have done."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "I strongly oppose more government control of our healthcare system."

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "I support efforts to protect the family farm and the agricultural industry, recognizing that food production and distribution is essential to our state and nation’s survival."

Law Enforcement and Public Safety

  • Excerpt: "I strongly support our law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMS and public safety workers that keep our citizens safe."

Property Rights

  • Excerpt: "I support private property issues of concern to citizens and communities against the onslaught of more centralized government control."

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Bert Jones was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Elretha Perkins was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Perkins and Jones will face off in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Jones ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated William E. Osborne (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 65, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBert Jones Incumbent 59.5% 21,324
     Democratic William E. Osborne 40.5% 14,534
Total Votes 35,858

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Jones won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Nelson Cole (D).[7][8]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 65 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bert Jones (I) 9,628 56.01%
Nelson Cole (D) 7,561 43.99%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jones is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Jones raised a total of $166,866 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[9]

Bert Jones's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 65 Won $131,255
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 65 Won $35,611
Grand Total Raised $166,866

2012

Jones won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $131,255.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bert Jones's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Republican Party$32,139
Jones Jr, Clarence H$9,000
North Carolina Dental Society$8,000
North Carolina Republican Party$6,029
Oyster, Gary Donald$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$131,255
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Jones won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $35,611.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 9 to July 26. In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session from May 14 through a date to be determined by the legislature.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.

2011–2012

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 26 to June 18. A special session dealing with redistricting began July 13 and ended July 28. In 2012, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from May 16 to July 3.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nelson Cole
North Carolina House - District 65
2011–present
Succeeded by
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