“We deserve a representative who will put people before party.”
– David Jones
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MEET THE CANDIDATE
As a small business owner, commercial
loan officer, and former caseworker,
David Jones has dedicated his life to
the people of District 26. Throughout
his career, David has collaborated with
small businesses, community groups,
and individuals to better our community
and help people achieve their dreams.
David understands that access to
healthcare, a good-paying job, and
a great education are not partisan
issues, they are Tennessee issues. As
our representative, David will continue
collaborating, working across the aisle
to improve the quality of life for all
David Jones for Tennessee House District 26
Previously a commercial loan officer for five years at a major southeast regional bank, David Jones also spent five years as lending director for Southeast Local Development Corporation (now known as Brightbridge, Inc.). From 2002 to 2006, he was CFO at Intersign Corporation, a manufacturing firm located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
David has served his community as a board member of Volunteer Community School, Fortwood Mental Health Center, Jobs Plus of Chattanooga, 28th District Community Development Corporation, North Chattanooga Neighborhood Association, North Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce and Chattanooga Downtown YMCA. In 2015, he was lead instructor for the nationally recognized “Streetwise MBA” curriculum for NextLevel Chattanooga, a collaboration of The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, City of Chattanooga, Lyndhurst Foundation, and Brightbridge Inc.
David has owned and operated several businesses. From 1997 to 2015 he was a partner in a business that bought and rehabbed residential properties in downtown and North Chattanooga. He operated The Northshore Gallery of Contemporary Art from 2012 until 2014.
David graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.S. in Education. He also has an MBA from Louisiana State University-Shreveport.
He has been married for 19 years to the former Laura Myers, a Spanish and Anthropology teacher who is originally from Atlanta, GA. David and Laura like to travel and binge-watch TV series on Netflix.
David has a 30-year-old son, Luke, who spent a 1½ years living in Taipei, Taiwan after completing high school and now lives in Chattanooga. David also has a step-son, Derek, who lives in Chattanooga and is a self-employed IT consultant.
ABOUT THE ISSUES
We want to work with all business owners to make sure they get the support they deserve. We want all job doers to earn a fair wage for a fair day’s work.
I pledge to make public education my top priority as the Representative of this District.
- As a low wage state, we need to take more action to provide Tennesseeans with affordable health care plans.
- We must relieve the people and families of our state from the devastating impacts of an ongoing opioid crisis.