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Georgia House Races

A look at all the 2018 races for the Georgia House of Representatives

House District 167

All statements, answers, and information found within the 159 Georgia Together voter guide were collected via an electronic survey. Due to the sheer volume of information collected and the number of candidates that submitted survey data, all of the information presented in the guide is verbatim per the input from the survey participants (including any spelling or grammatical errors).

Jeff Jones (R, Incumbent)

TOP 3 PRIORITIES IF ELECTED: 

1. School safety; crime
2. Government accountability; streamline
3. Immigration

DO YOU SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PREVENT BUSINESS OWNERS AND EMPLOYERS FROM DENYING SERVICES TO LGBTQ PEOPLE AND OTHERS BASED ON THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS?

No

DO YOU SUPPORT ENDING CASH BAIL FOR LOW-LEVEL OFFENSES? 

No

In response to our survey questions, Rep. Jones sent in the following: 

First elected to the Georgia State House in 2014, Representative Jeff Jones, proudly represents all citizens of District 167, including northern Glynn, and all of McIntosh and Long counties.

Representative Jones is seeking reelection to continue his work on legislative initiatives such as re-establishing coastal marsh buffers; expanding public notice prior to coal-ash pond draining into local community and state waters; increasing payment from our State for state owned property removed from tax roles in McIntosh and Long Counties; working at the state level to solve Glynn County's Joint Water Sewer Commission infrastructure repair funding; legislation to stop DDS from issuing a Georgia Driver’s License to persons without “lawful status” to be in our country; collecting a fee for out-of-state cash wire transfers by human traffickers, drug dealers, gamblers and others; legislation giving teachers a $250 Georgia tax credit for out-of-pocket school supply expenses, involvement in distracted driving study committee and subsequent legislation; legislation to differentiate public and private swimming pools under the Department of Health, potentially saving private pool owners (condos, private community pools) millions in unnecessary regulatory and compliance expenses; plus many other initiatives.           

Jeff and family actively support Habitat for Humanity, where wife Lisa is Board Secretary, FCA, CareNet Pregnancy Center, Gathering Place and Children in Action youth ministries plus supporting a variety of other community charities.

House of Representatives Committees (2017-18 Session)

·       Insurance

  • Motor Vehicles – Vice Chairman
  • Science & Technology
  • Interstate Cooperation

Experience

  • President and General Manager of Express Lubes of SE GA, Inc., a successful small business he and wife Lisa founded in 1994
  • 20-year corporate career serving as Vice President and Corporate Human Resources Manager (health care; child care; manufacturing; and retail)
  • Former board member (15 years) and board chair (4 years) Safe Harbor Children's Center
  • Chairman Glynn County Republican Party, 2013-2014
  • Served on the Board of Directors for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Red Cross, and St. Simons Christian School; active in the St. Simons Community Church in a number of volunteer positions
  • Active supporter of Habitat for Humanity, where wife Lisa serves as Board Secretary; CareNet Pregnancy Center; The Gathering Place and Children in Action (CIA) youth ministries; plus supporting a variety of other local charities

Issues

  • Fair Tax / Tax Reform
  • Pro business
  • Pro life
  • Pro 2nd Amendment
  • Environmental Protection Advocate
  • Personal Property Rights Supporter
  • Opposes Federal Government Over-reach
  • Public Education and School Choice

Cedric Z. King (D)

TOP 3 PRIORITIES IF ELECTED: 

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DO YOU SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PREVENT BUSINESS OWNERS AND EMPLOYERS FROM DENYING SERVICES TO LGBTQ PEOPLE AND OTHERS BASED ON THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS?

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DO YOU SUPPORT ENDING CASH BAIL FOR LOW-LEVEL OFFENSES? 

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DO YOU SUPPORT THE CREATION OF A NON-PARTISAN INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION?

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WOULD YOU SUPPORT AN ENGLISH-ONLY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT IF IT WERE ON THE BALLOT?

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DO YOU SUPPORT THE RIGHT OF WORKERS TO FORM A UNION AND BARGAIN COLLECTIVELY?

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DID YOU/DO YOU SUPPORT GUNS ON CAMPUS?

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DO YOU SUPPORT ELECTRICITY RATE INCREASES TO COMPLETE TWO NUCLEAR REACTORS AT PLANT VOGTLE?

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DO YOU SUPPORT CHANGING GEORGIA'S VOTING SYSTEM TO A VOTER-MARKED (PEN OR PENCIL) PAPER BALLOT WITH OPTICAL SCANNERS?

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DO YOU SUPPORT THE EXPANSION OF EARLY VOTING?

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DO YOU SUPPORT PUBLIC VOUCHERS BEING USED FOR PRIVATE AND/OR CHARTER SCHOOLS?

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DO YOU SUPPORT MEDICAID EXPANSION OR ANOTHER GEORGIA-SPECIFIC PLAN TO EXTEND HEALTH INSURANCE TO LOW-INCOME GEORGIANS?

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WILL YOU SUPPORT POLICIES AND LEGISLATION THAT INCREASE ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING ABORTION, AND OPPOSE POLICIES AND LEGISLATION THAT LIMIT OR REDUCE ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING ABORTION?

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WOULD YOU SUPPORT EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN SOCIAL SECURITY FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RETIREES AND PUT THE PROGRAM ON A MORE STABLE FISCAL PATH?

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DO YOU SUPPORT A LIVABLE WAGE OF A MINIMUM OF $15 PER HOUR?

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