Sacramento, CA – Former State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson endorsed Dave Jones’ campaign for State Senate today. Jones, who previously represented much of Sacramento in the State Assembly and served eight years in statewide office, is running for the 6th State Senate district.
In announcing her endorsement of Jones, Jackson released the following statement:
“Dave Jones has an incredible track record of making a difference for California families. Dave authored legislation that prohibited insurance companies from discriminating against women in health insurance pricing, created the nation’s first regulation protecting transgender persons against discrimination in health insurance, fought to defeat the Trump proposals to deny women access to a full range of reproductive health care services, and implemented sweeping reforms that have helped millions of Californians get health insurance for the first time. I know that Dave will continue to do great work in the State Senate, and I’m proud to endorse his campaign.”
ABOUT HANNAH-BETH JACKSON
Hannah-Beth Jackson represented California’s 19th Senate District between 2012 and 2020. She previously served three terms in the State Assembly. A former prosecutor, Jackson served as Chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus from 2015 to 2016. Among her many accomplishments as a legislator, she wrote the strongest equal pay law for women in the country which is now the model for over 43 states writing their own fair pay laws. Named one of 11 women “blazing new trails in American politics” by the Huffington Post and the “State Senator shifting California’s workplace culture” by the New York Times, she is a nationally recognized champion for women’s equality, the environment, internet privacy, and more.
ABOUT DAVE JONES
Dave Jones began his career as a legal aid attorney, providing free legal assistance to the poor with Legal Services of Northern California. In 1995, he was one of only 13 Americans awarded the prestigious White House Fellowship. Dave served for three years as Special Assistant and Counsel to United States Attorney General Janet Reno.
As a Sacramento City Councilmember from 1999 to 2004, Dave authored groundbreaking laws requiring developers to build more affordable housing, paying workers a living wage, and recognizing domestic partnerships. Dave represented Sacramento in the State Assembly from 2004 through 2010, where he chaired the Assembly Health Committee, the Assembly Judiciary Committee, and the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. Dave authored 70 bills that were signed into law and was a champion for protecting consumers, expanding access to healthcare, building affordable housing, expanding early child education, protecting the environment, and fighting for working families.
Dave served as California’s seventh Insurance Commissioner between 2011 and 2018, where he worked on behalf of 38 million Californians. In this role, he saved consumers and businesses over $3.11 billion in premiums by regulating rates for auto, homeowners, and other property and casualty insurance. He also implemented healthcare reform, including market reforms to protect consumers and expanded access to health insurance. Since leaving office as Insurance Commissioner, Dave has worked to combat climate change as a Senior Director for The Nature Conservancy and as the Director of the Climate Risk Initiative at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE).
Dave is a graduate of DePauw University, Harvard Law School, and the Kennedy School of Government. He and his wife, Kim Flores, are residents of the Curtis Park neighborhood of Sacramento and are the proud parents of two children.