Tom Jones (Nevada)

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Tom Jones
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Former candidate for
Nevada Controller
PartyIndependent American Party
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Tom Jones was an Independent American Party candidate for Nevada Controller in the 2014 elections. Jones lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

He previously ran as a 2012 Independent American Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Nevada. He was also the American Independent candidate for the Clark 9 District of the Nevada State Senate.

Jones was defeated by Republican incumbent Joe Heck on November 6, 2012.[1]


Jones was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Upon graduation from St. Ignatius High School, he attended John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. At the age of 21, he married and moved to Alhambra, California, where he became a salesman for ADT Security Services. After two years, he went to work for the Lever Brothers Company, where he remained for 16 years. In the following years, he then ran a Sir Speedy franchise, a printing business, and an internet business. He has lived in Las Vegas since his retirement in 1996. In 2012, he was elected Chairman of the Clark County Independent American Party.[2]



See also: Nevada down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Jones ran for election to the office of Nevada Controller. The general election took place on November 4, 2014.


General election
Nevada Controller, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Knecht 52.5% 282,674
     Democratic Andrew Martin 37.6% 202,573
     Independent American Tom Jones 5.4% 29,108
     Independent None of these candidates 4.4% 23,811
Total Votes 538,166
Election Results via Nevada Secretary of State.


See also: Nevada's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Jones ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Nevada's 3rd District. Jones ran as a candidate for the Independent American Party.

U.S. House, Nevada District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Oceguera 42.9% 116,823
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Heck Incumbent 50.4% 137,244
     Independent American Party of Nevada Tom Jones 2.1% 5,600
     Independent Jim Murphy 4.7% 12,856
Total Votes 272,523
Source: Nevada Secretary of State "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2010

Jones was defeated in the November 2, 2010, general election.[3]


Jones has been married to Raye Nell Jones for 37 years, with whom he has 3 children. He has two daughters from a previous marriage.[2]

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