American Conservative Union gives Jones a score of 96 percent
Assemblyman Brian Jones received the American Conservative Union’s Inaugural California Legislative Ratings Award at the State Capitol on Wednesday.
ACU Chairman Al Cardenas recognized Jones for his allegiance to “America’s core principles” and his “steadfast commitment to the nation’s Constitution.” ACU gave Jones a score of 96 percent. Each member of the State Senate and Assembly were graded on their legislative voting records, which included issues ranging from the expansion of governmental authority to business mandates.
“I am deeply honored to be recognized by this fine organization,” said Jones. “They embody the principles that made our nation great, and I will do whatever I can to ensure that these ideals don’t die on California’s doorstep.”
Founded in 1964, ACU represents the views of Americans who are concerned with economic growth through lower taxes and reduced government spending and the issues of liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and national security. Since 1971, the Congressional ratings have been considered the “gold standard” of conservative principles, and ACU recently launched a five-year plan to bring the rating system to all 50 states.
Jones, R-Santee, represents the 77th Assembly District, which includes Ramona, Alpine, Borrego Springs, Bostonia, Casa de Oro, Mount Helix, Crest, El Cajon, Granite Hills, Harbison Canyon, Jamul, La Mesa, Lakeside, Rancho San Diego, San Diego, Santee, and Winter Gardens.