for Texas State
Representative (Fort Worth HD-97) in the Nov. 6, 2007 special
election. Executive director of
Straight Talk America, started Aug. 2005, then executive director on
McCain's campaign in California through March or April 2007.
in and out of politics. His private sector experience includes
president of Ronnie's LLC of Ft. Worth, TX, his family’s retail
business specializing in fine wines and epicurean foods, for seven
years; and head of government relations at InsCap, LLC, an insurance
and capital markets start-up company with offices in Nashville and New
York. In politics he managed former Los Altos Hills Mayor Toni
Casey's campaign for the 2004 Republican U.S. Senate nomination in
Volunteered as needed on McCain's 2000 campaign. Campaign manager
Rob Mosbacher for mayor of Houston, TX, 1997. Worked for Sen.
Gramm for five years, starting in 1991 as assistant to Gramm at the
NRSC and working on special projects (Iowa Straw Poll, the Florida GOP
Presidency 3 and the Iowa Caucuses) on his 1996 presidential
B.A. in government from the University of Texas in Austin, 1991.
Jones is a Certified Public
Accountant. He ran for State Auditor in 2002 obtaining 48.5% of
the vote. Elected chair in 2002 following resignation of the
then-chair; re-elected to full terms in 2003 and 2005. Resigned
in 2006 to run for State Auditor a second time. Elected chair
again in 2007. From Comanche County.