Delwin Jones

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Delwin Jones
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Former candidate for
Texas State Senate, District 28
Elections and appointments
Last electionSeptember 9, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives, District 83
Texas House of Representatives, District 83
Date of birth04/02/1924
Place of birthLubbock, TX
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Delwin Jones was a 2014 special election Republican candidate for District 28 of the Texas State Senate.[1] He previously served in the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 83 from 1965 to 1972 and from 1989 to 2010.


Jones' professional experience includes working as a farmer, farming sign manufacturer and investor. He served as a Navigator in the United States Air Force from 1942 to 1945.


  • HB 1004 - Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to extend the termination date for a reinvestment zone created under the Tax Increment Financing Act.
  • HB 1472 - Relating to the offense of cruelty to nonlivestock animals.
  • HB 4186 - Relating to weight limits on a vehicle loaded with certain agricultural products.[2]



See also: Texas state legislative special elections, 2014

Charles Perry (R) defeated Greg Wortham (D), Jodey Arrington (R), E.M. Garza (R), Delwin Jones (R) and Kerry Douglas McKennon (L) in the special election on September 9.[3][1][4]

The seat was vacant following Robert Duncan's (R) resignation on July 3, 2014, to become Chancellor of Texas Tech University.[5]

A special election for the position of Texas State Senate District 28 was called for September 9, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was August 1, 2014.[6]

Texas State Senate, District 28, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Perry 53.4% 22,860
     Republican Jodey Arrington 30.3% 12,958
     Democratic Greg Wortham 13.1% 5,616
     Republican Delwin Jones 1.6% 677
     Libertarian Kerry Douglas McKennon 0.8% 358
     Republican E.M. Garza 0.8% 347
Total Votes 42,816


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Jones ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 83. Jones was defeated by incumbent Charles Perry in the May 29 primary election.[7][8]

Texas House of Representatives District 83 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Perry Incumbent 71.1% 13,142
Delwin Jones 28.9% 5,343
Total Votes 18,485


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jones ran for re-election in District 83 but was defeated by Charles Perry in the April 13 Republican primary runoff. Perry faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.


On November 4, 2008, Jones won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 83rd District. Jones ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 53,411 votes.[9] Jones raised $225,743 for his campaign.[10]

Campaign donors


Below are Jones's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[11]

Contributor 2008 total
State of Texas Expense Reimbursements $9,685
Charles C Butt $7,500
Texas State Teachers Assoc $5,000
Rep Delwin Jones $5,000
Rep Delwin Jones $5,000


Jones' organizational affiliations inclue the Denver City Chamber of Commerce, High Plains Research Foundation, High Plains Underground Water District, Levelland Chamber of Commerce, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Lubbock Lions Club, Oakwood United Methodist Church, Plains Cotton Growers Association and Texas Tech Alumni Association.[12]

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Preceded by
Texas House District 83
Succeeded by
Charles Perry