Senator Jones is a sportsman, avid adventure motorcyclist and mountain biker. He is a member of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources, Senate Budget Committee Sub 2, Assembly Water Parks and Wildlife, Assembly Budget Committee, Santee City Council, Goodman Ranch Policy Committee, Mission Trails Regional Park Task Force, and the San Diego River Conservancy.
What is your top policy priority for the sportsmen and women in your state?
Protecting second amendment rights, as well as science and research based conservation.
What is your most memorable outdoor (hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, or trapping) experience?
- Fly fishing on the Colorado River with my brother
- Upland bird/game hunting – Tejon Ranch
What hunting, fishing, shooting, trapping or other related organizations are you a member of?
NRA, CRPA, SD County Gun Owners, Lemon Grove Rod and Gun Club, San Diego Mountain Bike Association, and BMW Owners Group (MOA).
What do you consider the biggest obstacle to recruiting new participants to hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping?
Fear of regulations.
Have you received any awards or acknowledgements for your work on behalf of sportsmen and women?
Outstanding Legislator for 2016 by the California Rifle & Pistol Association
Do you have other insights or thoughts that you would like to share about your state’s rich outdoor heritage?
I would like to expand access and promote opportunities to those that have not yet enjoyed the outdoors.
Your opinion counts
Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?Vote Here
- Increase the number of states with discounted license tailored to specific groups. (5.19%)
- Increase access to public lands. (24.77%)
- Provide more information for new participants. (4.09%)
- Provide hands on opportunities to improve skills and knowledge. (13.19%)
- Engage youth through hunter and conservation programs in schools. (42.98%)
- I feel we have enough sportsmen and women and do not believe R3 programs are necessary. (9.79%)