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Don JonesREPRepublican State Representative, District 95
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Donald Jones is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 95th district since January 2019. Jones's district includes all of Carroll, Harrison, and Noble counties and portions of Belmont and Washington counties. Prior to elected office, Jones served as an agricultural education teacher at Harrison Central High School. He also serves as a volunteer firefighter and EMT.Former State Representative Andy Thompson's term expired at the end of 2018. Thompson had served 8 years in the Ohio House and was term limited per the Ohio Constitution causing an open seat in the 95th district. Unopposed in the Republican primary, Jones went on to win the seat with more than 65% of the vote. He was sworn into office for the first time on January 6, 2019. In 2021, Jone sponsored legislation to ban the teaching that any individual is “inherently racist,” that any individual “bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by the same race or sex,” or that slavery “constitutes the true founding” of the United States. Jones argued, "Critical race theory is a dangerous and flat-out wrong theory." Asked if any Ohio schools actually teach the things that Jones sought to ban, Jones could not cite any examples.

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Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Majority Whip
Ohio State House of Representatives
2021 - 2023
Representative
Ohio State House of Representatives
2019 - Current
Employee
D and J Sales and Service Incorporated
Current
Former Advisor
Future Farmers of America (FFA), Harrison Central High School
Former Agricultural Education Teacher
Harrison Central High School
Other Experience1 - 17 of 17
Attendee
Minksville Church of Christ
Current
Member
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Current
President
Harrison County Agricultural Society
Current
Chair
South Central Power Foundation Board
2014 - Current
Former Chair
Harrison Soil and Water Conservation District
Former Member
Ohio Future Farmers of American (FFA) Board
Member
Harrison County Farm Bureau
Volunteer Fire Fighter
Deersville Community Volunteer Fire Department & Emergency Squad
Chair
Finance Subcommittee on Agriculture, Development and Natural Resources, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Agriculture Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Commerce and Labor Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Finance Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Primary and Secondary Education Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Former Member
Transportation and Public Safety Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Committee on Education Oversight, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Primary and Secondary Education Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives