Brian W. Jones was elected in 2018 to serve California’s 38th Senate district. He is Chair of the Senate Republican Caucus. Prior to serving in the Senate, Jones was a Santee City Council Member for eight years from 2001 to 2010 then again from 2017 to 2018. Jones was the representative for the 71st Assembly District from 2010 to 2016.
Jones grew up in the district 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.
Some of his legislative priorities during his Assembly years were lowering taxes, creating an economic environment for small businesses to thrive, supporting our Armed Forces and our veterans, and protecting our Second Amendment rights. Jones' legislative achievements include the introduction and co-authorship of "Made in America" legislation, which makes it easier for manufacturers to do business in California, legislation to support the growing craft beverage industry in California, and legislation allowing non-motorized vehicles such as scooters, bicycles, and wheelchairs in skate parks. He became well known for his annual Second Amendment Awareness event, which educated his constituents on their Second Amendment rights and helped attendees learn how to control a firearm safely.
Jones’ commitment to improving the lives of all Californians resulted in many awards including California Rifle and Pistol Association Outstanding Leader (2016), the Civil Justice Association of California Civil Justice Leadership Award (2015), the California Society for Respiratory Care Legislator of the Year (2015), the California Chiropractor Association Chiropractic Champion Award (2014), Lakeside Chamber of Commerce Legislator of the Year (2014), and Tech America's "Tech Champion" (2012).
Jones is married to his wife of 26 years, Heather. They enjoy spending time with their three children, Christopher, Melina, and Matthew. The outdoors are a huge part of his and his family’s life. He’s an avid mountain biker and motorcycle rider and is a co-chair of the California Outdoor Sporting Caucus.