Scott Jones

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Scott Jones
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Former candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 59
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSoutheast Guilford High School (1992)
Date of birth8/23/1972
Campaign website
Scott Jones (b. August 23, 1972) was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 59 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.


Jones graduated from Southeast Guilford High School in 1992. His professional experience includes working for Re-Mulch Inc, offering landscaping products and services to North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.[1][2]


Campaign themes


Jones' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

Education vs Politics

  • Excerpt: "As a former instructor I understand how hard it is to teach in large groups. It does not allow for special attention to the students and the ability to teach the different learning styles. Good education has always proven to provide a strong economy. Let's work together to restore education in North Carolina."

Community Involvement

  • Excerpt: "It is my intention to hold community meetings when elected. This will enable me to serve the citizens in my district by having an open dialect. I plan to have a website where citizens can easily communicate their problems and concerns and have them addressed as quick as possible."

Agriculture = Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Once I take office, I will work on bipartisan legislation that will create immediate jobs for hundreds if not thousands of sustainable jobs in North Carolina. This bill will not raise taxes but utilize funds from the NCDOT budget and other areas to offer past, present and future farmers resources like low interest loans, crop co-op and grants."


  • Excerpt: "When elected I will begin working on the people's agenda. While in today's legislature, political parties are split down the aisle. No one wants to work with the opposing party. I plan to work hard on non partisan legislation that will create jobs and opportunities for North Carolinians through out the state."



See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Jon Hardister was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Scott Jones was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Paul Meinhart ran as a Libertarian candidate. Hardister defeated Jones and Meinhart in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 59 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJon Hardister Incumbent 60.2% 19,784
     Democratic Scott Jones 36.3% 11,925
     Libertarian Paul Meinhart 3.5% 1,155
Total Votes 32,864


See also: North Carolina gubernatorial election, 2012

Jones was seeking the Democratic nomination for Governor of North Carolina. He, along with Jim Harney, James Mahan, Charles Moss and Paul Wright, lost to Pat McCrory in the May 8th primary.[8]

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