Vernon Angus Jones was born on October 31, 1960. He is a Republican politician from Georgia who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1993 to 2001, and again from 2017 to 2021.
Jones served as Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb County from 2001 until 2009, in between terms in the Georgia House of Representatives. He also ran for US Senate, US House of Representatives, and DeKalb County Sheriff, all of which he lost. Jones entered politics as a Democrat but switched to the Republican Party in 2021. He did this after supporting Donald Trump for re-election and speaking at the Republican National Convention in 2020.
Jones is a candidate for the United States House of Representatives. He previously competed for Governor of Georgia in the Republican primary which he lost to Brian Kemp in the 2022 Georgia gubernatorial election.
Vernon Jones Personal Life
Robert Lee Jones, his father, was a World War II veteran who worked for the US military. His mother was a farm worker on the family’s property.
Jones is the youngest of six children, with four brothers and a sister. His siblings’ identities are not publicly published.
Vernon Jones age
Vernon Jones is 62 years of age as he was born in the year 1960.
Vernon Jones Height
Vernon Jones is said to have a height of 6 feet.
Vernon Jones Wife
Vernon Jones keeps his personal life private. It is yet unknown if he is in a relationship or not. His marital status is also not confirmed.
Jones has a yearly income of $235,576 on average.
Early career and life
He studied business administration at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity there before graduating with a B.A. in 1983. Jones also completed the Executive Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Jones started his career in telecommunications, first with MCI Communications (now MCI Inc.) and then with BellSouth Corporation. He was a member of a BellSouth team that helped create wireless communications in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Jones previously served on the DeKalb Board of Health, Atlanta Regional Commission, DeKalb Library Board, DeKalb Pension Board, and Emory University and North Carolina Central University Boards of Visitors.
Vernon Jones, who pulled out of the Georgia governor’s race at Donald Trump’s request, has announced his candidacy for the state’s 10th Congressional District.
Jones revealed his pick of the 10th congressional district on social media and in a Fox News interview.
Jones stated that stopping federal election law, improving border security, and safeguarding “medical liberty” are among his top objectives. “Hell, they even call me the Black Donald Trump!” he tweeted, anticipating criticism from other Republicans. “Bring it on, liars!”
He told Fox News, “look, I’m a conservative, I have traditional values,” “The left has taken this country too far to the left. That’s why I identify with the 10th Congressional District. Those people have values like mine, conservative values, faith-based, hard-working, entrepreneurial spirit, things of that nature. We have to get back to that.”