Emanuel Jones

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Incumbent

Background

Emanuel Jones earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Columbia University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He has served as District 10’s representative in the Georgia Senate since 2005 and is the Senate’s Democratic Vice Chairman [1]. Jones currently chairs the Martin Luther King Jr. Advisory Council and is part of or leads five Senate committees. He led the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus for two legislative sessions and was the Senate’s Minority Caucus Vice Chair for three years [3].


Jones’ professional experience includes being president of the Legacy Automotive Group, owning a local business, and working for companies such as IBM and Ford [1].

Key Issues

Economy

Jones supports free job training and job placement to combat poverty, having previously worked with Atlanta North Georgia Labor Council, the Amalgamated Transit Union, and Henry County. He also believes in raising the minimum wage [5]. In the past, Jones has opposed reductions in unemployment benefits [7].

Healthcare

Jones promotes COVID-19 vaccinations and believes in abortion access. He believes in Medicaid expansion and increasing state taxes on cigarettes [6]. Jones has supported mental health care accessibility.

Gun Policy

Jones believes in concealed weapon restrictions [7].

Education

Jones supports critical race theory [7].

Endorsements

Georgia Chamber of Commerce [4]; 3.14 Action; Anthony Ford, Mayor; Dr. Thomas Coleman, Board Member, DJJ; Michael Thurmond, Dekalb County CEO; Donna Coleman-Stribling, DeKalb County Solicitor; Diijon DaCosta Sr., Vice-Chairman of DeKalb County School District; Larry Johnson, DeKalb County Board of Commissioners; Rob Turner, Councilman in Stonecrest; Tara Graves, Councilwoman in Stonecrest; Melody Maddox, DeKalb County Sheriff; Vickie Turner, Chair of DeKalb County School District; Carlotta Harrell, Chair of Henry County Board of Commissioners; Fair Fight; Willie Turner, Councilman in Hampton; Thomas Brown, Former DeKalb County Sheriff; Georgia Federation of Teachers; Vice Chairman Diijon DaCosta, DeKalb County School District; Former Councilwoman Jazzmin Cobble, City of Stonecrest; School Board Member Makenzie McDaniel, Henry County Board of Education; Reginald Scandrett, Henry County Sheriff [5]

Sources

1 Georgia Senate

2 Ballotpedia

3 VoteSmart – Biography

4 Georgia Chamber of Commerce 

5 Facebook 

6 Coastal Courier 

7 VoteSmart – Key Votes