Today Jeremy Jones of Ringgold qualified in Atlanta to run for the Georgia Senate representing the 53rd district. The seat is currently held by Senator Jeff Mullis of Chickamauga, who qualified earlier in the week. At the qualification Jones said, “The power of the government resides within the state. The federal government can do nothing without the consent of the states. I want to represent the people of Northwest Georgia in Atlanta and remind DC of this basic principle of our Republic.” Jones attended Lakeview High School and the University of Cincinnati. He is a small business owner in Ringgold and attends Boynton United Methodist Church. When asked why he is running against Mullis in the Republican Primary Jones said, “No incumbent, good or bad, should feel safe in his seat. If we are unwilling to challenge our representatives every election, at every level, then we accept the status quo. I do not accept the status quo and it is time for fresh ideas, and new people, to represent us at all levels of the government.”
The campaign will hold an informal Meet and Greet on Monday May 3rd at Lee-Gordon Mills in Chickamauga at 6:30. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
The Georgia primary will be held July 20th. The 53rd Senate district covers all of Dade, Walker and Chattooga counties and parts of Catoosa County. For more information about Jeremy Jones, please visit his website, JonesForUs.com.