Sacramento, CA – Today, Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte announced its endorsement of Dave Jones for State Senate. Planned Parenthood joins the California Democratic Party, NARAL Pro-Choice California, the California Labor Federation, and local teachers and nurses in supporting Dave Jones for State Senate.

Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte Director of Public Affairs Candelaria Vargas released the following statement announcing the endorsement:
“Dave Jones is a champion for reproductive freedom and the candidate for State Senate we trust to fight for that freedom. Dave has authored legislation and fought for policies that prevent insurance companies from discriminating against women and people with uteruses. He has championed new laws that give women tools to fight back against unequal pay and protect access to reproductive healthcare including abortion and contraception. Dave has a long record of fighting for equity and justice, and with reproductive rights under threat, we need leaders we can count on to stand up for our rights and expand our access to health care. Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte is proud to stand with Dave Jones for State Senate.”

A full list of Dave Jones’ endorsements, including the endorsement of the California Democratic Party, can be found here.

Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte (PPAMM) works every day to accomplish its mission to advocate for reproductive health and rights by educating policy makers and the public, and to elect candidates that support access to reproductive health care by identifying, educating, and mobilizing voters. PPAMM covers 43 counties throughout central California and Northern Nevada.

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.