At a Sacramento press conference yesterday, former California Secretary of State Bill Jones today announced his endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina.
“Whether it’s jobs and the economy, agriculture, public safety or a keen understanding that we must solve the state’s water issues in a meaningful way that allows for California’s growth and job creation, Carly recognizes the complex issues facing our state and nation today. Carly is a political outsider with the real-world experience necessary to successfully tackle these issues as our advocate in the U.S. Senate,” said Jones. “We need a candidate who is right on the issues, who isn’t afraid to take on Barbara Boxer and who will hold her accountable for her appalling record in Washington. That candidate is Carly Fiorina, and I’m proud to endorse her today.”
A native of California’s Central Valley and a longtime farmer, Jones was twice elected statewide as California’s Secretary of State, first in 1994 and re-elected in 1998. During his tenure, Jones was highly regarded for his efforts to reform elections, streamline government functions and increase government transparency. Jones began his political career in 1982, serving in the California State Assembly, including a stint as Republican Leader. Jones is well known for authoring Proposition 184, California’s Three Strikes law, which led to a drop in California’s violent crime rate. He is the most recent Republican candidate to have run against Boxer for the United States Senate.
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