Kenneth Jones

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Kenneth Jones
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Mississippi State Senate District 21
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 3, 1966
Place of birthCanton, Mississippi
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kenneth Wayne Jones (b. February 3, 1966) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

Jones was a candidate for the Mississippi State Senate in 2003.

Biography

Jones attended Jackson State University. His professional experience includes working as a business owner.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Jones served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Interstate and Federal Cooperation, Chair
Constitution
Environment Prot, Cons and Water Res
Executive Contingent Fund
Finance
Insurance
Municipalities
Public Health and Welfare

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Jones served on these committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010
Business and Financial Institutions
Environment Prot, Cons and Water Res
Executive Contingent Fund
Finance
Insurance
Public Health and Welfare

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Jones won re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 21. He defeated Franklin Mallett, Jr. in the primary on August 2, 2011. Loren Ross ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Jones defeated Ross in the general election on November 8, 2011.[1]

Mississippi State Senate, District 21 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Jones Incumbent 68.7% 11,374
     Republican Loren Ross 31.3% 5,174
Total Votes 16,548
Mississippi State Senate, District 21 Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Jones Incumbent 84% 6,773
Franklin Mallett, Jr. 16% 1,294
Total Votes 8,067

2007

See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Kenneth Jones ran unopposed for District 21 of the Mississippi State Senate.[2]

Kenneth Jones raised $8,480 for his campaign.[3]

Mississippi Senate, District 21
Candidates Votes Percent
Kenneth Jones (D) 11,793 100%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Jones received $27,520 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kenneth Jones's campaign in 2011
Caesars Entertainment$1,000
Mississippi Bankers Association$1,000
Mississippi Dental Association$1,000
Atmos Energy$1,000
MMPAC$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $27,520
Total Votes received in 2011 11,374
Cost of each vote received $2.42

2009

In 2009 Kenneth Jones collected $5,450 in donations.[5]

His two largest contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
Rudy Warnock $1,200
MD Eye Political ACTN $1,000

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2014

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[6]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[7]

Personal

Jones and his wife, Bobby Ann, have two children.

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Preceded by
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Mississippi State Senate District 21
2008–present
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