Born and raised in a small farm town in North Carolina, Vernon comes from humble beginnings. His late mother taught him the value of hard work, the importance of faith, and the moral obligation to do what’s right, even when it isn’t easy.
He took these lessons and applied them to public service. He served two terms as the CEO of DeKalb County, where he managed a $3.2 billion budget and a 7000+ member workforce and increased funding for roads, parks, and libraries, all while maintaining a balanced budget. He attributes this budgetary success to a few simple words told to him on the farm by his mother - “If you don’t have it, you don’t spend it.”
Following his successful tenure as County Executive, Representative Vernon Jones served in the Georgia House of Representatives, where he maintained an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association and sponsored legislation that criminalized political violence targeting Trump supporters, reined in the power of government, and sought to curtail and address the issue of illegal immigration.
Long an independent voice, Representative Jones, a former Democrat, never failed to buck the party line when he felt that it was right. When the Democratic Party embraced open borders, he fought back. When the Democratic Party embraced the assault on Judeo Christian values, he spoke up. And when the Democratic Party sought to do more to divide America, rather than unite it, he left.
In 2020, Representative Jones became one of the most visible and impassioned supporters of President Trump. He crisscrossed the country on President Trump’s behalf, spoke at rallies, and ultimately delivered a keynote speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Since then, he has become one of the President’s closest allies and consults with him regularly.
As a Pro-Trump Republican, Representative Jones is running on a Georgia First platform, committed to approaching every issue through the lens of what is in the best interest of Georgians. Now more than ever, the Republican Party is in desperate need of leaders who know how to fight, who are beholden to the people, not special interests. We are in the midst of a battle that will determine not just the future of Georgia, but the future of America and of our great American experiment known as Democracy.