Santee Assemblyman Brian Jones has been elevated to the No. 2 spot in the GOP caucus - Brian W. Jones

Santee Assemblyman Brian Jones has been elevated to the No. 2 spot in the GOP caucus

Assemblyman Brian Jones was promoted from Assistant Republican Leader to Chair of the Assembly Republican Caucus last week, touted as a key role on the Assembly Republican leadership team.

"I am honored to have been appointed Caucus Chair by Republican Leader Conway to help advance the shared principles of our caucus – creating jobs, keeping taxes low and reforming a broken government," said Jones. "These are the principles that a majority of Californians share, especially among the East County constituents that I represent. I look forward to serving them in this new position."

The Caucus Chair assists the Leader in advancing the Republican policy agenda and regularly communicates with Republican leaders throughout California on key legislative issues and party matters. He is advancing up the ranks of the caucus, as he was just promoted to Assistant Republican Leader in March.

Assemblyman Jones represents parts of La Mesa in the 77th Assembly District, soon to become the 71st District after the November election where Jones faces Patrick Hurley. Jones is presently Vice Chair of the Assembly Human Services Committee, serves on the Assembly Legislative Ethics, Budget, Judiciary, and Water, Parks and Wildlife Committees, as well as the Select Committees on San Diego Trade, Tourism and Job Creation, and Job Creation for the New Economy. Before his election to the Assembly, he served as a Member of the Santee City Council.

"Brian Jones is a strong and principled leader for our Caucus. He has fought to advance our common-sense Republican solutions for true pension reform and balancing our budget while protecting our students, and will continue to serve our Caucus well in his new leadership position," said Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway.

A press release from the office of Brian Jones contributed to this report.