Incoming Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes announced that he has appointed Assemblyman Brian Jones to serve as Assembly Republican Caucus Chair, a position Jones previously held from 2012-13.
“Assemblyman Jones has the experience, vision, and leadership ability that will serve our caucus well,” said Mayes. “Brian is well-respected for his relationships both inside and outside the capitol, his previous leadership experience, and his commitment to advocating forcefully for the pro-jobs policies that will help turn California around. I am proud to have him on my team, and I am excited to work with him as we continue to move our caucus forward.”
“I am honored to serve again as Assembly Republican Caucus Chair,” said Jones. “Our caucus members are dedicated to putting forward an agenda that grows jobs, expands opportunity, and helps Californians from all walks of life. California has a number of critical issues that must be addressed in the coming year, and I look forward to serving our caucus and our state in 2016.”
Responsibilities of the Assembly Republican Caucus Chair – historically viewed as the #2 leadership position – include maintaining lines of communication within the caucus, helping to develop a policy agenda, assisting in the management of caucus staff, and promoting unity and cohesion among caucus members.
Assemblyman Brian Jones currently serves on the following committees: Appropriations; Budget; Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (Vice Chair); Rules; Joint Legislative Audit; Assembly Legislative Ethics; and Budget Subcommittee No. 6 on Budget Process, Oversight and Program Evaluation. He represents the 71st Assembly District, which includes the communities of eastern San Diego County, including Alpine, Borrego Springs, Casa de Oro – Mount Helix, El Cajon, Lakeside, Jamul, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Santee and Spring Valley; and southern Riverside County, including Anza, Aguanga, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, Lake Riverside and Mountain Center.
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