Gila Jones

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Gila Jones
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Candidate for
California State Senate, District 38
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Irvine
Master'sNortheastern University
Campaign website
Gila Jones was a Democratic candidate for District 38 of the California State Senate. The primary election was on June 8, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.


Jones earned her B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. She went on to receive her M.B.A. from Northeastern University. Jones has worked for over 20 years for technology firms in the fields of systems analysis and engineering, product management, marketing and sales.[1]


Campaign themes

Jones' website highlighted the following campaign issues:[2]

  • Put partisan squabbles aside
Excerpt: "It's time the legislature put a halt to partisan bickering and posturing, and recognize that we are a state of centrists. I promise to work with both Republicans and Democrats in Sacramento and will serve the people of the 38th District, not any one political party or any special interest."
  • Balance the State budget
Excerpt: "Year after year our State budget is late because our legislators are unwilling to think creatively about budget solutions."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "If Californians really want to address the problem of illegal immigration, we must stop scapegoating the undocumented themselves and focus on the reason they come here: because employers want cheap labor. "
  • Legislation
Excerpt: "Most new bills passed by the California legislature are in effect until the legislature goes to the trouble of rescinding them, the result being that we get stuck with laws that are antiquated, no longer applicable, and sometimes expensive."



See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

Jones was defeated in the November 2 general election by incumbent Republican Kristi Stone.[3]


Jones and her husband, Tom, have two children. They reside in San Juan Capistrano, California. In addition to running for state office, Jones served on the Voter Services Committee of the California Democratic Party from 2006 to 2008.[1]

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