Tag Archives: Vernon Jones

Political Notes — DOT had another big year for highway contracts

The Department of Transportation was able to award more than $1.3 billion in highway construction projects, due largely to the 2015 increase in the motor fuel excise tax . . .

Tags: DOT contracts , Joe Lowery endorsement , John Meadows , NRA , Stacey Abrams , state monuments , Vernon Jones

Vernon Jones will run for DeKalb House seat

Former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones will run again for the legislature, where he served for eight years during the 1990s . . .

Tags: Georgia House , qualifying , Vernon Jones

On the campaign trail – Early odds on the open congressional seats

A Washington newsletter assesses the candidates running for Georgia’s three open U.S. House seats; Vernon Jones will try to make yet another political comeback . . .

Tags: 10th Congressional District , 11th Congressional District , 1st Congressional District , Bob Barr , Buddy Carter , DeKalb County sheriff , Donna Sheldon , Ed Lindsey , Jason Carter , Mike Collins , Thomas Brown , Vernon Jones

Barrow and the Senate race: To be or not to be?

While the Republican candidates forge ahead with their campaigns for the U.S. Senate, Rep. John Barrow ponders whether he will run in the Democratic primary . . .

Tags: Jack Kingston , John Barrow , Michelle Nunn , Paul Broun , Phil Gingrey , Senate race , Tom Price , Vernon Jones

Political Notes – The untapped power of Latino voters

Latinos who have not registered to vote represent one of the largest blocs of potential voters for the presidential election . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , Department of Justice , Florida voter purge , Jared Thomas , Latino voters , Vernon Jones