2017 U.S. Senate Race

Doug Jones, U.S. Special Senate Election

Doug Jones

Name: Doug Jones

Age: 63

Residence: Birmingham

Political races run: None

Political offices held, including dates: Appointed U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, 1997-2001.

Professional experience: Staff counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, working for Sen. Howell Heflin, 1979-1980; assistant U.S. attorney in Birmingham, 1980-1984; private law practice in Birmingham, 1984-1997; nominated by President Clinton to be U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Alabama, 1997-2001; private law practice in Birmingham, 2001-present.

Education: University of Alabama, bachelor’s in political science, 1975; Cumberland School of Law, juris doctor, 1979.

Civic experience: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, board member, 2010-2017; Leadership Birmingham, 1998-1999; National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys, board member since 2010, served in several offices; Birmingham Zoo board of directors, 2017-present; Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law, 2016-present; Center for Law and Civic Education, 2001-present.

Main issues: Top issue is restoring trust, belief and decency to government; wants to provide quality education for all children; defend women’s access to contraception and their right to choose; ensure quality, affordable health care that includes allowing young people to stay on their parents’ insurance, preventing discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions and guaranteeing veterans’ care; and reform government regulations on small and mid-sized businesses. I

Campaign web site: http://dougjonesforsenate.com