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Jones won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012|North Carolina's]] [[North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012|3rd District]]. Jones defeated [[Frank Palombo]] in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.<ref name="nc"/> He defeated [[Erik Anderson (North Carolina)|Erik Anderson]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.
 
Jones won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012|North Carolina's]] [[North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012|3rd District]]. Jones defeated [[Frank Palombo]] in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.<ref name="nc"/> He defeated [[Erik Anderson (North Carolina)|Erik Anderson]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.
  
According to a March 30, 2012, article from ''The Washington Post'' noting the top 10 incumbents who could have lost their primaries, Jones was the 10th most likely incumbent to lose his primary.<ref name="post">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-next-jean-schmidt-the-top-10-house-incumbents-who-could-lose-their-primaries/2012/03/30/gIQA5dOalS_blog.html ''The Washingotn Post'', "The next Jean Schmidt? The top 10 House incumbents who could lose their primaries" accessed April 1, 2012]</ref> The article noted Jones'  record of voting against his party on major issues and competition in the primary from challenger former New Bern Police Chief [[Frank Palombo]].<ref name="post"/>
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According to a March 30, 2012, article from ''The Washington Post'' noting the top 10 incumbents who could have lost their primaries, Jones was the 10th most likely incumbent to lose his primary.<ref name="post">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-next-jean-schmidt-the-top-10-house-incumbents-who-could-lose-their-primaries/2012/03/30/gIQA5dOalS_blog.html ''The Washingotn Post'', "The next Jean Schmidt? The top 10 House incumbents who could lose their primaries" accessed April 1, 2012]</ref> The article noted Jones'  record of voting against his party on major issues and competition in the primary from his challenger, former New Bern Police Chief [[Frank Palombo]].<ref name="post"/>
  
 
The [http://www.Washingtonpost.com Washington Post] listed the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] elections in [[North Carolina]] in 2012 as one of the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House] or [[Republican]]s held their majority in 2013.<ref name="WP">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ''Washington Post'', "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> [[United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012|North Carolina]] was rated eighth on the list.<ref name="WP"/><ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/36596/85942/en/summary.html North Carolina State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results"]</ref>
 
The [http://www.Washingtonpost.com Washington Post] listed the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] elections in [[North Carolina]] in 2012 as one of the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House] or [[Republican]]s held their majority in 2013.<ref name="WP">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ''Washington Post'', "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> [[United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012|North Carolina]] was rated eighth on the list.<ref name="WP"/><ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/36596/85942/en/summary.html North Carolina State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results"]</ref>

Revision as of 15:46, 12 August 2014

Walter B. Jones
Walter B. Jones.jpg
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1995-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyRepublican
PredecessorH. Martin Lancaster (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$3.82 in 2012
First electedNovember 8, 1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,199,592
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina House of Representatives
1983-1992
Education
Bachelor'sAtlantic Christian College (now Barton College)
Military service
Service/branchNorth Carolina National Guard
Years of service1967-1971
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 10, 1943
Place of birthFarmville, North Carolina
ProfessionBusinessman
Net worth$313,007
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Walter Beaman Jones (b. February 10, 1943, in Farmville, NC) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District.

Jones was first elected to the House in 1994 for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District and won re-election on November 6, 2012. He is currently serving his tenth consecutive term.[1]

Jones is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the nomination in the Republican primary election on May 6, 2014.[2]

Prior to his congressional career, Jones served in the North Carolina National Guard, was the Manager of the Walter B. Jones Office Supply company and served as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives.[3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Jones is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Jones was born in Farmville, NC. He earned a B.A. from Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) in 1966.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Jones serves on the following committees:[5]

  • Armed Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Military Personnel
    • Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations
    • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces

2011-2012

Jones served on the following committees:[6]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[9] For more information pertaining to Jones's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Jones voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[11]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Jones voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Jones voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[13]

Economy

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[14] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[15] Jones voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

Nay3.png The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[17] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Jones voted against HR 2775.[18]

2013 Farm Bill

Nay3.png In July 2013 the Republican controlled House narrowly passed a scaled-back version of the farm bill after stripping out the popular food-stamp program.[19][20] The bill passed on a 216-208 vote, with no Democrats voting in favor.[21] All but 12 Republicans supported the measure.[22] The group consisted mostly of conservative lawmakers more concerned about spending than farm subsidies.[22][23] Jones was one of the 12 who voted against the measure.[22]

The farm bill historically has included both billions in farm subsidies and billions in food stamps. Including both of the two massive programs has in the past helped win support from rural-state lawmakers and those representing big cities.[21] After the bill failed in the House in June 2013 amid opposition from rank-and-file Republicans, House leaders removed the food stamp portion in a bid to attract conservative support.[21]

Paul Ryan Budget Proposal

Nay3.png In March 2013 the Republican controlled House passed the budget proposal set out by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R) for the third straight year.[24] However, not all Republican representatives voted in favor of the proposal.[24] Jones was one of the 10 Republican Representatives who voted against Ryan's budget proposal.[24]

The proposal was killed after being voted down in the U.S. Senate with a 40-59 vote.[25]

The proposal would have cut about $5 trillion over the next decade and aimed to balance the budget by the end of the 10-year period.[24] The 2013 bill had opposition from 10 Republicans — the same number that voted against it in 2012. In 2011 only four Republicans cast a vote in opposition.[24] Democrats have unanimously voted against the bill every year.[24]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Yea3.png Jones voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[26]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Jones voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[27] The vote largely followed party lines.[28]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Jones voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[29]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Jones voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[30]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Nay3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans voted with Democrats against the lawsuit. Jones joined with four other Republicans voting against the lawsuit.[31] All Democrats voted against the resolution.[32][33]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Jones voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[34]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Walter Jones' Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Jones is a Populist-Leaning Conservative. Jones received a score of 22 percent on social issues and 74 percent on economic issues.[35]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[36]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Favors
Prioritize green energy Opposes Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[35]

Committee removal controversy

In December 2012, Jones and David Schweikert (AZ) learned that they would not serve on the House Financial Services Committee in the 113th Congress. Their dismissal was part of the Republican Steering Commission's December purge of so-called "obstinate" team members.[37] Completing the quartet of alienated (or alienating, according to those who determined their dismissal), Republican Reps. Justin Amash (MI) and Tim Huelskamp (KS) lost their seats on the House Budget Committee. Huelskamp was also relieved of his Agriculture Committee assignment.[38][39]

The decision to terminate the four Rep.'s committee assignments, spearheaded by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), resonated powerfully with the increasingly divergent party ranks and the political media. Both a virtual anomaly, historically, and as a not-altogether-unexpected reaction to the tea party's storming of the GOP institution in 2010, the purge threw into harsh relief a context of internal conflict between affirming and ebbing institutional identity. Huelskamp called it a “typical Backroom deal,” of the sort the tea party targeted upon invasion as a symbol of the detachment of the GOP congressional establishment from the needs and problems of their constituencies. Many party insiders dispute the claims presented by Huelskamp and his spurned cohort that ideological differences played any role in their dismissal from the committees. Instead, the decision was the result of bad behavior on the part of three of the four, according to Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (GA), whose candid response to the event provided a headline-worthy insult byte that was quickly refined by a spokeswoman into what the mainstream press could call "the obstinate factor."[40] Huelskamp, for example, was not punished for voting against his colleagues on the budget, but for undermining his fellow team members through various social media postings, he says. Matt Kibbe, president of a Tea party group called Freedomworks, represents the position of those skeptical of Boehner and the party establishment's motivations: “This is a clear attempt on the part of Republican leadership to punish those in Washington who vote the way they promised their constituents they would — on principle — instead of mindlessly rubber-stamping trillion dollar deficits and the bankrupting of America.”[41] Westmoreland's comments were primarily in defense of the leadership's cause of removing difficult personalities from the equation, but his loyalty faltered on their treatment of Jones, whose own ideological dissent came from the left. “I love Walter Jones; he’s one of the nicest, most sincere, honest people up here,” Westmoreland said.[40]

Conservative Fight Club

According to the conservative website RedState, Jones is one of 16 U.S. House members in the "Conservative Fight Club," a designation meant to describe the gold standard of conservatives, as outlined by RedState. They are the 16 Republicans who voted against the continuing appropriations resolution to avoid the impending government shutdown in March. This type of resolution is used to fund government agencies when a formal federal budget has not been approved.[42]

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Jones is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the nomination in the hotly-contested primary election race against challenger Taylor Griffin on May 6, 2014.[2][43] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

As of a week before the primary vote, the following two national organizations spent over $1 million to support Griffin's challenge against the long-time incumbent:

Ads that were run by these groups in the district emphasized "Jones’s isolationist foreign-policy views." One ad said, "Once upon a time, Congressman Walter Jones was a conservative, but he’s changed." It concluded, "Walter Jones was right for North Carolina, but he’s changed. Isn’t it time your vote changed as well?"[44]

The Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) was founded in 2010. Its involvement in the 3rd Congressional District primary ballot in North Carolina was its first foray into a Republican primary. According to the group's executive director, "There’s a pro-Israel candidate and a not-pro-Israel candidate, and so we favor the pro-Israel candidate. Jones’s Israel record is a product of his slide over the past several years into the Ron Paul fever swamps, to the point where a few months ago he praised America’s leading 9/11-truther and conspiracy nutcase, Alex Jones. Republicans in his district should know that they have a better option."[44]

Brian Baker, the president of Ending Spending, said, "For us, it was an easy and obvious choice to oppose Mr. Jones. He has voted with President Obama more than any other Republican in the House of Representatives."[44]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWalter Jones Incumbent 50.9% 22,616
Taylor Griffin 45.1% 20,024
Al Novinec 4% 1,798
Total Votes 44,438
Source: Results via the North Carolina State Board of Elections

Endorsements

Jones has been endorsed by the following:

2012

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

Jones won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Carolina's 3rd District. Jones defeated Frank Palombo in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.[47] He defeated Erik Anderson in the general election on November 6, 2012.

According to a March 30, 2012, article from The Washington Post noting the top 10 incumbents who could have lost their primaries, Jones was the 10th most likely incumbent to lose his primary.[24] The article noted Jones' record of voting against his party on major issues and competition in the primary from his challenger, former New Bern Police Chief Frank Palombo.[24]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[48] North Carolina was rated eighth on the list.[48][49]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Erik Anderson 36.9% 114,314
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWalter B. Jones Incumbent 63.1% 195,571
Total Votes 309,885
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, North Carolina District 3 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWalter B. Jones Incumbent 69% 42,644
Frank Palombo 31% 19,166
Total Votes 61,810

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jones is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Jones raised a total of $5,199,592 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[59]

Walter Jones's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 3) Won $716,405
2010 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 3) Won $672,357
2008 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 3) Won $670,132
2006 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 3) Won $553,971
2004 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 3) Won $639,986
2002 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 3) Won $747,311
2000 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 3) Won $1,199,430
Grand Total Raised $5,199,592

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Jones’ reports.[60]

Walter B. Jones (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[61]April 15, 2013$98,133.08$78,459.00$(72,061.79)$104,530.29
July Quarterly[62]July 15, 2013$104,530.29$76,907.00$(47,897.18)$133,540.11
October Quarterly[63]October 14, 2013$133,540.11$51,168.74$(77,417.93)$107,290.92
Year-End Quarterly[64]December 31, 2013$107,290$66,543$(46,325)$126,808
April Quarterly[65]April 15, 2014$126,808.34$101,861.40$(70,971.96)$157,697.78
Pre-Primary[66]April 24, 2014$157,697.78$52,799.07$(131,720.65)$78,776.20
Running totals
$427,738.21$(446,394.51)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Jones' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Jones won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Jones' campaign committee raised a total of $716,405 and spent $745,971.[67]

Cost per vote

Jones spent $3.82 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Jones' campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Jones was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a ninth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $672,357 and spent $577,215.[68]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Jones' net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $139,014 and $487,000. That averages to $313,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Jones ranked as the 313th most wealthy representative in 2012.[69] Between 2004 and 2012, Jones' calculated net worth[70] decreased by an average of 3 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[71]

Walter Jones Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$421,151
2012$313,007
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-26%
Average annual growth:-3%[72]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[73]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Jones is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of August 2014.[74] Jones was rated as a "moderate Republican leader" in June 2013.

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[75]

Jones most often votes with:

Jones least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Jones missed 495 of 13,429 roll call votes from January 1995 to August 2014. This amounts to 3.7 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.[74]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Jones paid his congressional staff a total of $1,079,272 in 2011. Overall, North Carolina ranked seventh in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[76]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Jones was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Jones's staff was given an apparent $40,916.66 in bonus money.[77]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Jones ranked 203rd in the liberal rankings in 2013. Though Republican, Jones scored higher on the liberal rankings than on the conservative rankings.[78]

2012

Jones ranked 180th in the liberal rankings in 2012. Though Republican, Jones scored higher on the liberal rankings than on the conservative rankings.[79]

2011

Jones ranked 179th in the liberal rankings in 2011. Though Republican, Jones scored higher on the liberal rankings than on the conservative rankings.[80]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Jones voted with the Republican Party 75.1 percent of the time, which ranked 230th among the 234 House Republican members as of August 2014.[81]

2013

Jones voted with the Republican Party 76.5 percent of the time, which ranked 233rd among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[82]

Personal

Jones and his wife, Joe Anne, maintain their home in Farmville, North Carolina.[83]

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See also

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  36. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  70. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  71. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  72. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  73. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Martin Lancaster
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 3
1995–Present
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North Carolina House of Representatives
1983-1992
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