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Kenneth Jones
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Mississippi State Senate District 21
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 7
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
Date of birthFebruary 3, 1966
Place of birthCanton, Mississippi
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
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.


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

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Jones served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Interstate and Federal Cooperation, Chair
Environmental Protection, Conservation and Water Resources
Executive Contingent Fund
Public Health and Welfare


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


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



See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi State Senate will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[1]


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.[2]

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


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Kenneth Jones ran unopposed for District 21 of the Mississippi State Senate.[3]

Kenneth Jones raised $8,480 for his campaign.[4]

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

Campaign donors


In 2011, Jones received $27,520 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

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
Total Raised in 2011 $27,520
Total Votes received in 2011 11,374
Cost of each vote received $2.42


In 2009, Kenneth Jones collected $5,450 in donations.[6]

His two largest contributors in 2009 were:

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


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

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[8]


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

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Mississippi State Senate District 21
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