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Dave Jones
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California Commissioner of Insurance
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorSteve Poizner (R)
Compensation
Base salary$139,189
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$7,995,971
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
2004 - 2010
Sacramento City Council
1999-2004
Education
Bachelor'sDePauw University
J.D.Harvard Law School
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Dave Jones (b. 1962) is the California Commissioner of Insurance. Jones, a Democrat, elected in November 2010.[1] Jones took office January 3, 2011, for a four year term expiring in January 2015. He is running for re-election in 2014.[2]

Biography

Previously, Jones worked as a legal aid attorney with Legal Services of Northern California, a non-profit, public interest law firm serving low-income residents in 22 California counties. He was also a special assistant and counsel to U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno during President Bill Clinton's administration. He holds degrees from DePauw University, Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government.[1]

He is a member of the Sacramento Metropolitan Cable Commission, Sacramento Regional Sanitation District, Sacramento Solid Waste Authority, and Sacramento Transportation Authority.[3]

Education

  • DePauw University
  • Kennedy School of Government
  • J.D. Harvard Law School

Political career

California Insurance Commissioner (2011-present)

Jones was first elected California Commissioner of Insurance in November 2010 and took office on January 3, 2011. He will come up for re-election, if he chooses to run, in November 2014, and his term will end on January 5, 2015.

California State Assembly (2004-2010)

Previously Jones was a member of the California State Assembly, representing the 9th District from 2004 to 2010.

Issues

Jones did not provide answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[4]

Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.[5][6]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Jones ranked as a 94.[7]

Committee assignments

Jones served on the following committees during his time in the Assembly:

Jones's sponsored legislation included:

  • AB 1011 - Insurance: green incentives
  • AB 1218 - Health care coverage: rate approval
  • AB 1543 - Medicare supplement coverage

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Sacramento City Council (1999-2004)

Jones served on the Sacramento City Council from 1999-2004.

Elections

2014

See also: California down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Jones is running for California Commissioner of Insurance in the 2014 elections.[2] He is seeking nomination in the top-two primary election on June 3, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2010

Jones was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the California State Assembly. Instead he ran for, and won, election as the California Commissioner of Insurance in the November 2, 2010 election.[8]

California Commissioner of Insurance (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Dave Jones (D) 4,765,400 50.6%
Mike Villines (R) 3,540,626 37.6%
Richard Bronstein (L) 372,676 4.0%
Dina Josephine Padilla (PF) 293,502 3.1%
William Balderston (G) 252,301 2.6%
Clay Pedersen (Al) 198,374 2.1%

2008

In 2008 Jones was re-elected to the California State Assembly District 9. Jones (D) finished with 92,038 votes and was followed by Mali Currington (R) with 26,622 votes and Gerald Frink (P&F) with 7,744 votes.[9] Jones raised $1,702,494 for his campaign fund.[10]

California State Assembly District 9
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Dave Jones (D) 92,038
Mali Currington (R) 26,622
Gerald Frink (P&F) 7,744


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jones is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Jones raised a total of $7,995,971 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.[11]

Dave Jones's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California Insurance Commissioner Not up for election $688,380
2010 California Insurance Commissioner Won $4,240,581
2008 California State Assembly District 9 Won $1,702,494
2006 California State Assembly District 9 Won $590,118
2004 California State Assembly District 9 Won $774,398
Grand Total Raised $7,995,971

2006, 2008, 2010

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Dave Jones's donors each year.[12] Click [show] for more information.


Personal

Jones and his wife, Kim, have two children.[1]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Darrell Steinberg
California State Assembly District 9
2004–2010
Succeeded by
Roger Dickinson
Preceded by
Steve Poizner (R)
California Commissioner of Insurance
2011–present
Succeeded by
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