Dave Jones Reports $379,000 War Chest In State Senate Campaign

Jones leads the field of candidates in the 6th Senate District race in both total fundraising and cash on hand.

Sacramento, CA – In its most recent campaign finance report submitted to the California Secretary of State’s office reflecting fundraising totals through June 30, Dave Jones’ campaign for State Senate reported cash on hand totaling $379,144, with $244,290 raised in 2021. The most recent report can be found here. Jones’ campaign holds an advantage in cash on hand and total fundraising over the field of other candidates for State Senate District 6.

Dave Jones released the following statement regarding his campaign fundraising totals:
“Campaigns are a team sport, and successful campaigns are the result of hundreds and thousands of people coming together with a common purpose. Our campaign is focused on making the Sacramento region an even better place in which to live and work, and to achieve racial, gender, economic, environmental, educational, and health equity and justice for all. I am deeply grateful to everyone who has pitched in to support us so far, and I promise to work every day to advance our shared goals and build a better, more progressive California.” 

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.