Gary Jones

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Gary Jones
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Oklahoma Auditor and Inspector
In office
2011 - Present
Years in position 4
PredecessorSteve Burrage (D)
Base salary$114,713
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Campaign $$600,314
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Comanche County Commissioner
1994 - 1998
High schoolLawton Eisenhower High School (1972)
Bachelor'sCameron University in Lawton (1978)
OtherCertified public accountant and fraud examiner
Place of birthFort Sill, Oklahoma
Office website
Gary Jones is the current Republican Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector. He was first elected to the position on November 2, 2010.


Jones, the son of a U.S. Army veteran with 23 years of service, was born at Fort Still, Oklahoma. He attended grade school in Oklahoma, Texas and Germany before graduating from Lawton Eisenhower High School. He went on to graduate from Cameron University with degrees in business administration and accounting.[1]

Jones was elected Comanche County Commissioner in 1994 and served in that office for four years. He was elected Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman in 2003 and served in that capacity until he resigned in 2010 to run for auditor.[1]


  • Lawton Eisenhower High School (1972)
  • BS, Business administration and accounting, Cameron University (1978)

Political career

Oklahoma Auditor (2011-Present)

Jones has served as Oklahoma Auditor and Inspector since 2011.

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Gary Jones endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Comanche County Commissioner (1994-1998)

Jones served as Comanche County Commissioner from 1994 to 1998.



See also: Oklahoma down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Jones is eligible to run for re-election as Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector in 2014. He has not yet made his intentions in the race known.


Jones was first elected as Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector on November 2, 2010.

Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Jones 55.9% 570,174
     Democratic Steve Burrage 44.1% 449,152
Total Votes 1,019,326
Election Results via Oklahoma State Election Board

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jones is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Jones raised a total of $600,314 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 13, 2013.[3]

Gary Jones's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma Auditor Not up for election $17,576
2010 Oklahoma Auditor Won $148,874
2006 Oklahoma Auditor Defeated $282,528
2002 Oklahoma Auditor Defeated $144,234
2000 OK House of Representatives Defeated $7,102
Grand Total Raised $600,314


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Jones and his wife, Mary Jane, live on a farm southwest of Cache where they raised two children and built a cow-calf operation.[1]

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Preceded by
Steve Burrage (D)
Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector
Succeeded by