Representative-elect Brenden Jones Elected GOP Freshman Whip in North Carolina House

BrendenJones_smlTABOR 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.

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Jones: Consider Southeastern NC for Proposed CSX Hub

The letter below was emailed to a representative of CSX on January 21, 2016 (click here to download a PDF version):

Letter Regarding CSX Cargo Hub 1 21 16

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Brenden Jones responds to President Obama’s assault on Second Amendment

BrendenJones_smlTABOR CITY, N.C. – Brenden Jones, candidate for the N.C. House of Representatives in District 46, issued the following statement today after President Barack Obama announced plans to circumvent Congress and implement gun control measures through an executive order:

“The right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental cornerstone of the freedom we enjoy as Americans, and the concept of separation of powers is an equally important cornerstone of our system of government. Today, President Barack Obama brazenly trampled on both by announcing that he will bypass our elected representatives in Congress and seek to enforce additional firearm restrictions through an executive order. Making it harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights will do nothing to stop those who intend to use firearms to break the law. To the contrary, it will only impede our ability to protect ourselves. When elected, I will be a relentless advocate for our right to keep and bear arms.”

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 Committee of 100. Jones was recently appointed to the Southeastern Community College Board of Trustees.

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Tabor City Businessman Brenden Jones officially files as a candidate for N.C. House District 46 in 2016

IMG_1125TABOR CITY, N.C. – Brenden Jones, a Columbus County native and Tabor City businessman, officially filed as a candidate for the N.C. House of Representatives in District 46 on Thursday, Dec. 3. The district includes all of Columbus County and portions of Bladen and Robeson Counties.

“Our district is at a crossroads, and it is critical that we elect a forward-looking leader with a strong vision for our future,” said Jones. “I grew up in Columbus County. Southeastern North Carolina is my home, and I want it to be a place my two daughters will be proud to call home. When elected, I will fight to protect our agriculture industry, work to recruit private-sector jobs to our area, speak up on behalf of rural transportation needs and ensure that our three counties are not forgotten in regional economic development discussions.”

“I plan to run an active, aggressive campaign and look forward to re-connecting with the residents of District 46, hearing your concerns, and earning your vote,” Jones concluded.

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 Committee of 100. Governor Pat McCrory recently appointed him to the Southeastern Community College Board of Trustees.

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Statement on Rep. Ken Waddell’s retirement

November 9, 2015

Brenden Jones, candidate for N.C. House, issued the following statement upon learning of Rep. Ken Waddell’s announcement that he would retire at the end of this term:

“Rep. Ken Waddell announced this weekend that he will not seek re-election in 2016. Please join Angela and I in thanking Rep. Waddell for his service to our community and state. While we may have had policy disagreements, Rep. Waddell’s love for Columbus County is obvious.

“Some time ago I announced that I plan to seek the House seat next year. Those plans remain intact, and we will campaign hard to earn the right to represent Columbus, Robeson and Bladen Counties in Raleigh. I look forward to speaking with citizens throughout the region over the next year.”

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Tabor City Businessman Brenden Jones to run for N.C. House District 46 in 2016

BrendenJones_smlTABOR CITY, N.C. – Brenden Jones, a Columbus County native and Tabor City businessman, announced Wednesday that he will be a candidate for the N.C. House of Representatives in District 46 in 2016. The district includes all of Columbus County and portions of Bladen and Robeson Counties.

“It is critical for Southeastern North Carolina to have strong, visionary, business-minded representation in Raleigh,” said Jones. “Columbus, Bladen and Robeson Counties have some of the highest unemployment rates in the state. That is unacceptable. I will roll up my sleeves and work hard every day to ensure that Columbus, Bladen and Robeson Counties have a seat at the table and are not forgotten in economic development discussions.”

“I plan to run an active, aggressive campaign and finish what we started in 2014. I look forward to re-connecting with the residents of District 46, hearing your concerns, and earning your vote,” Jones added. “When elected, I will fight to protect our agriculture industry, work to recruit private-sector jobs to our area, and speak up on behalf of rural transportation needs and other issues that impact our district.”

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 Committee of 100. Governor Pat McCrory recently appointed him to the Southeastern Community College Board of Trustees.

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Statement from Brenden Jones

TABOR CITY, N.C. – Brenden Jones, candidate for N.C. House in District 46 (Columbus, Bladen and Robeson Counties), issued a statement following Tuesday’s election results:

“This morning I called Representative Waddell and congratulated him on a hard-fought victory. This campaign has been exhausting for my family, and I am sure the same is true for Representative Waddell. Now that the results are in I look forward to spending some long overdue quality time with my family. Once the dust has settled we will prayerfully consider our next steps.”

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Early Voting Information

vote-button-300x298Early voting begins Thursday, October 23 and runs through Saturday, November 1.  Please consider voting early.  I respectfully ask for your vote when you do so.
– Brenden

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Brenden Jones launches media campaign

TABOR CITY, N.C. — Brenden Jones, Republican candidate for N.C. House in District 46 (Columbus, Bladen and Robeson Counties) has launched his television advertising campaign:

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NFIB endorses Brenden Jones in House District 46 race

NFIBRALEIGH, N.C. — The National Federation of Independent Business, North Carolina’s leading small-business association, has endorsed Brenden Jones in the House 46 race.

The endorsement was made by NFIB/North Carolina SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.

“Brenden Jones clearly understands the challenges facing North Carolina’s small, family businesses and is the clear choice in this year’s election,” said Gregg Thompson, state director of NFIB/North Carolina.

“Our members believe Brenden Jones will take a fiscally responsible approach to managing state government and support legislation that helps our small businesses grow and create jobs and puts the state back on the pathway to success.”

“Small businesses are the backbone of our nation’s economy,” said Jones. “I understand the challenges small business owners face because I live them every day. As your State Representative, I will fight to ensure that our state and district have a regulatory climate which allows small business owners, including our local farmers, to grow and thrive.”

The NFIB/North Carolina SAFE Trust’s endorsement is critical to the candidate’s campaign. Small-business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB has pledged it will activate its grassroots network on behalf of the campaign. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on small business issues.

NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends its views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.

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