2016 Primary Election

Jonathan McConnell (R)

U.S. Senate

JMcConnell-EditJonathan McConnell

Date of birth: April 9, 1982; age 33

Residence: Homewood

Political experience: None

Professional experience: President and chief executive officer, Meridian Global Maritime Security Firm, 2009-present; infantry officer, U.S. Marine Corps, 2004-2008.

Civic experience: Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award winner, 2004; charter member, Jesse Andrews Jr. Chapter of the Marine Corps League, 2011-present; member, American Legion, 2013-present; member, ASIS professional security organization, 2013-present; chairman, ASIS International Chapter 117, 2014-2015; member, Infraguard security organization, 2013-2015; member, City of Hope Church, 2013-2015; sponsor, Distinguished Young Women of Mobile County, 2014; sponsor, Halo for Freedom charity, 2014-present; member, Military Officers Association of America, 2015-present; member, Valleydale Baptist Church, 2015-present; founder, Promise of Protection nonprofit, 2015-present; fundraiser, Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2015; member, Brute Krulack Marine Corps League, 2016.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Auburn University, 2004; juris doctorate, University of Alabama School of Law, 2010.

Top contributors: Self, loans, $291,498.02; Meridian Global Consulting, $10,000; Bee Yen Png, $8,100; Winston M. Ashurst II, $8,100; Melissa Ashurst, $7,719.

Main issues: If elected, the candidate wants to cut government spending and regulation to secure the American Dream for the next generation and keep the nation safe.

Campaign: McConnell2016.com