TABOR CITY, N.C. – District 46 House Representative-elect Brenden Jones has been elected by his peers to serve as Republican Freshman Whip. As Freshman Whip, Jones will be responsible for assisting party leadership and mobilizing Republican members for important party measures coming up for vote.
“I’m honored and humbled that my peers have chosen me as Republican Freshman Whip, and look forward to working with our leadership to ensure that we are organized, focused and effective,” said Jones. “From my first day on the campaign trail, I said that I would seek to represent southeastern North Carolina with a strong voice in Raleigh and ensure that we have a seat at the decision-making table. Serving as Freshman Whip will help me do just that.”
Brenden Jones is a Columbus County native and graduate of Waccamaw Academy. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Angela, and they live in Tabor City with their two daughters. Jones has been a small business owner in Columbus County for over 15 years. He serves as a Deacon at Tabor City Baptist Church, where he has served as Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee and three terms on the Finance Committee. Jones was appointed to the Rural Center board by Lt. Governor Dan Forest, where he served on the transition team and helped lead the effort to restore transparency and integrity to the center. He is a past member of the Columbus County Board of Elections and served as the board’s chairman. He is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocate, serves on the Tabor City Committee of 100, the board of the Cape Fear Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Columbus County Jobs Foundation (formerly the Committee of 100). Governor Pat McCrory recently appointed him to the Southeastern Community College Board of Trustees. For more information, please visit http://www.jonesforhouse.com.