|Mississippi House of Representatives District 111|
|2008 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 6, 2007|
|J.D.||Mercer University School of Law (2005)|
|Other||Wake Forest University Divinity School (2002)|
|Date of birth||August 23, 1977|
|Place of birth||Pascagoula, Mississippi|
Jones earned his B.A. from Mississippi College, M.Div. from Wake Forest University Divinity School and J.D. from the Mercer University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney at Baria-Williamson and executive director of the Mississippi Democratic Trust. He was previously an associate at the Law Offices of W. Harvey Barton.
Jones served on the following committees:
- Insurance (Vice-Chair)
- Judiciary B
- Judiciary En Banc
- Oil, Gas and Other Minerals
- Ports, Harbors and Airports
- Select Committee on Utility Cost Recovery
Jones ran in the 2011 election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 111. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was defeated by Charles Busby in the November 8 general election.
Jones was one of six incumbents that the Mississippi TEA Party’s Move the House Committee specifically targeted as needing to be defeated in order to gain conservative control of the House.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 111 General Election, 2011|
|Democrat||Brandon Jones Incumbent||49.7%||2,943|
Voting record challenged
Busby sent out campaign mailers to voters in early October, claiming that Jones did not vote on several bills that addressed school district accountability, railway funding and authorizing University Medical Center in Jackson to donate extra food. Jones stated, "The truth is that I have voted on every single bill mentioned in this misleading ad."
Voting records show Jones didn't vote on the final version of two of them and on the preliminary version of one. Bubsy declared, "He did not vote on these final bills as they were being considered to send to the governor, and the voting record proves it. His committee votes do not constitute a completion of his obligation to the constituents of District 111."
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 111 (2007)|
|Brandon Jones (D)||2,746||50.10%|
|Tim Lee (R)||2,735||49.90%|
In 2007, Jones collected $65,265 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Mississippi House Democratic Leadership||$25,837|
|Lawyers Involved for Mississippi Betterment||$2,500|
|Mississippi Association of Realtors||$2,000|
|Reed, Bill T||$1,000|
|Jones, Brandon Currie||$1,000|
Jones has been a member of the Mississippi Association for Justice Board of Governors, Pascagoula Kiwanis Club, American Bar Association, Jackson County Bar Association, and the Jackson County Kiwanis Club.
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007
- Email submission to Ballotpedia, July 1, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Brandon Jones' Biography," accessed July 2, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2011 Primary Election Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "Official 2011 General Election Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Sun Herald, "TEA Party targets 10 Mississippi House seats," September 6, 2011
- Gulf Live, "Local race gets testy; Trent Lott on Scruggs; football spirit (Political Skinny)," October 10, 2011
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2007 Statewide Elections," accessed July 2, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "Official 2007 Democratic Primary Election Results," accessed July 2, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Jones, Brandon," accessed July 2, 2014
|Mississippi House of Representatives District 111
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