Brian W. Jones
|Member of the California State Senate|
from the 38th district
December 3, 2018
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 71st district
77th district (2010-2012)
December 6, 2010 - November 30, 2016
|Member of the Santee City Council|
February 8, 2017 - December 3, 2018
|John W. Minto|
|Laura Koval (elect)|
December 2, 2002 - December 6, 2010
|Born||August 9, 1968|
|Alma mater||San Diego State University|
Brian W. Jones (born August 9, 1968) is an American politician serving in the California State Senate. A Republican, he represents the 38th State Senate district, encompassing most of inland San Diego County. He previously served in the California State Assembly, representing the 71st district, also encompassing most of inland San Diego County. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was a member of the Santee City Council.
Jones originally moved to California in 1978 and attended Santee Elementary, Cajon Park Middle School, and Santana High School. He continued his education at Grossmont College before earning a bachelor's degree in business administration at San Diego State University in 1991. Prior to entering politics, he served as Commissioner of the Mobile Home Fair Practices Commission, President of the Kiwanis Key Club, and Secretary of San Diego 4 Wheelers, and a member of the Santee Parks and Recreation Committee.
Jones currently resides in Santee, CA with his wife, Heather, and their three children.
Jones was elected to the Santee City Council in November 2002. While on the City Council, he served as a representative on the Mission Trails Regional Park Task Force, Heartland Fire Training Authority Commission, the Santee Elementary School District Conference Committee, the Santee Library Committee, the Goodan Ranch Policy Committee, and as an alternate representative on the Metropolitan Transit Services Board. In addition, he also served on the board of directors for the East County Boys & Girls Club.
Jones was elected to the California State Assembly in 2010, as a representative of the 77th Assembly District, located in East San Diego County, California. He campaigned on a number of conservative issues, including private sector job creation, which he stated includes "getting government out of the way of the free enterprise market--lower taxes on individuals and corporations, and two, reducing the regulatory burden that the state government is placing on businesses that is chasing them out of the state."
As a member of the Assembly, Jones has expressed strong support for the Second Amendment, opposition to undocumented immigration, and a desire to see reforms aimed at curtailing the influence of public-sector labor unions. His signature piece of legislation, AB 860, would "prohibit direct political contributions by corporations and unions to political candidates" and "prohibit government employers to deduct from government worker paychecks money that is then used to engage in political activity." He has also testified before the State Board of Equalization in opposition to the proposed State Responsibility Fire Fee, and has been a supporter of the Stop Special Interest Money initiative and an effort to repeal the California DREAM Act.
Jones is one of the few members of the California legislature to make his association with the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council public. Jones is the only member of the California state legislature listed as an attendee of ALEC's Convention of States Simulation in September 2016. 
|Republican||Brian Jones (incumbent)||40,326||76.1|
|Democratic||Howard L. Katz (write-in)||109||0.2|
|Republican||Brian Jones (incumbent)||64,613||70.6|