VA House 76 – 2019 Election

District Description: Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Suffolk (part)
Current Delegate: Chris Jones since 1998 (R)

According to Ned Oliver of Virginia Mercury:

“Once basically invincible, Jones, the Republican chair of the House money committee, was hardest hit by a court ordered-redistricting plan, which turned his reliable red district distinctly blue. Democrats there now hold a theoretical 15-point advantage, a figure calculated as part of the redistricting process based on 2012 presidential election results. Democrats are already spending money there on digital ads to boost Jenkins, a real estate agent. Neither Jones nor his party, however, are writing off the district. Republicans say their candidate is well known and well liked in the area, the result of years of hard campaigning.”

Chris Jones

Current Position: State Delegate since 1998
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate
Former Position(s): Suffolk City Council (1986-98; Vice Mayor 1986-90; Mayor 1992-96)

Overview: N/A

Clinton Jenkins

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

After working for a time as a Subcontracts Administrator for BAE Systems Shipyard, Clint Jenkins later became the Ethics Officer for the shipyard. While employed in the ship repair industries, Clint began to work part-time as a real estate agent. Today, he manages a local real estate company with his daughter, Ashlin.

A strong commitment to service has defined Clint’s involvement in his community. He knows the needs and concerns of the people of the 76th District because he has seen and heard them firsthand. He is committed to representing his constituents with honesty, integrity, and transparency.

VA House 76 – 2019 ElectionVA House 76 – 2019 Election

District Description: Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Suffolk (part)
Current Delegate: Chris Jones since 1998 (R)

According to Ned Oliver of Virginia Mercury:

“Once basically invincible, Jones, the Republican chair of the House money committee, was hardest hit by a court ordered-redistricting plan, which turned his reliable red district distinctly blue. Democrats there now hold a theoretical 15-point advantage, a figure calculated as part of the redistricting process based on 2012 presidential election results. Democrats are already spending money there on digital ads to boost Jenkins, a real estate agent. Neither Jones nor his party, however, are writing off the district. Republicans say their candidate is well known and well liked in the area, the result of years of hard campaigning.”

Summary

District Description: Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Suffolk (part)
Current Delegate: Chris Jones since 1998 (R)

According to Ned Oliver of Virginia Mercury:

“Once basically invincible, Jones, the Republican chair of the House money committee, was hardest hit by a court ordered-redistricting plan, which turned his reliable red district distinctly blue. Democrats there now hold a theoretical 15-point advantage, a figure calculated as part of the redistricting process based on 2012 presidential election results. Democrats are already spending money there on digital ads to boost Jenkins, a real estate agent. Neither Jones nor his party, however, are writing off the district. Republicans say their candidate is well known and well liked in the area, the result of years of hard campaigning.”

VA House District 76

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VA State House District #76

Chris Jones

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 76 since 1998
Former: Suffolk City Council (1986-98; Vice Mayor 1986-90; Mayor 1992-96)
Affiliation: Republican

Candidate: 2019 State Delegate VA House District 76

For more information, see Chris Jones’s post.

Chris JonesChris Jones was born and raised here in the 76th District. Born in 1958, he grew up in a family of three children with parents Bobby and Barbara Jones, who were active in their community.  Growing up in Chuckatuck, Chris was involved with Little League Baseball, a member of the Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department and spent time working for his father, a pharmacist who owned Village Drugs in Chuckatuck. Chris graduated from John Yeates High school in 1976 and attended Randolph-Macon College where he was a member of the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department and the Ashland Volunteer Rescue Squad. Following in his dad’s footsteps, Chris attended the Medical College of Virginia to become a pharmacist graduating in 1982. In 1985, Chris opened Bennett’s Creek Pharmacy. In 1986, Chris began his first term on the Suffolk City Council where he represented the Chuckatuck Borough until 1998. While on council he served two terms as Vice Mayor, from 1986-1990 and served two terms as mayor from 1992-1996. In 1997, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates by the residents of the 76th District. In Richmond, Chris serves on three Standing Committees in the House of Delegates, Privileges and Elections (since 1998), Appropriations (since 2002), and Rules (since 2012).  In 2014, Chris was tapped as Chairman of the House Appropriations committee, where he provides a strong, common-sense voice for the hard-working citizens of the Commonwealth. Chris and his wife Karen have one daughter, Kaitlin, who is a graduate of the College of William and Mary.

Clinton Jenkins

Current Position: Manager real estate company
Affiliation: Democrat

Candidate: 2019 State Delegate VA House District 76

For more information, see Clinton Jenkins’s post.

Clinton Jenkins 1Clint was raised in the heart of the 76th district and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School.  After graduating, Clint enlisted in the US Army and proudly served his country. Upon returning to Suffolk, he earned his B.A. at Saint Leo University and continued his graduate studies at Southeastern Baptist Theology Seminary.

He and his future wife, Karen Hopson, met at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Suffolk. The proud parents of three daughters, he and Karen will be celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary this year.

After working for a time as a Subcontracts Administrator for BAE Systems Shipyard, Clint later became the Ethics Officer for the shipyard. While employed in the ship repair industries, Clint began to work part-time as a real estate agent. Today, he manages a local real estate company with his daughter, Ashlin.

Clint has been serving his community his entire adult life, staying active in local Civic Leagues, churches, and various other community organizations. He has also been a leader in the local Democratic Party, serving as the Suffolk coordinator for the 77th district House of Delegates and the DPVA’s Chair of the 3rd Congressional District.

A strong commitment to service has defined Clint’s involvement in his community. He knows the needs and concerns of the people of the 76th District because he has seen and heard them firsthand. He is committed to representing his constituents with honesty, integrity, and transparency.

Issues

Better Government

Chris Jones

Chris knows that you want the most for your hard earned tax dollars and expect the government to use your money wisely. This is why he has fought to cut out wasteful spending so that your tax dollars can be put to better use such as funding for new roads and bridges and better technology in our public schools.

Civil Rights

Chris Jones

Chris understands that gun ownership is a fundamental right of all American’s and has been a champion of protecting the Second Amendment. He believes in the value of owning firearms for home defense and sport. He rejects bills that infringe on the fundamental rights of Virginians to own and carry firearms.

Clinton Jenkins

  • Support the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia
  • Fight for equal pay for equal work legislation
  • Protect a woman’s constitutionally-protected right to make her own healthcare decisions, and roll back existing barriers to access

Education

Chris Jones

Del. Jones has championed Education reform bills that will make standardized testing more applicable to real world situations and critical thinking skills. This will ensure that the children of Virginia are prepared and competitive in a global workforce. He understands that the children are the future of the commonwealth and deserve the very best from the public school system so that they have a fair shot at success.

Clinton Jenkins

Infrastructure

Chris Jones

Chris understands the congestion issues that a growing state faces and knows that the less time you spend sitting in traffic means more time at home with your family. He serves on the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission that decides how the money appropriated to Hampton Roads for new roads and bridges gets spent. He has been a champion of sweeping transportation reform that will improve the infrastructure of the entire state of Virginia and shorten your commute to and from work every day.

Clinton Jenkins

Safety

Chris Jones

Del. Jones was named the 2013 Delegate of the Year by the Virginia State Police Association as well as receiving numerous other awards from law enforcement agencies. He is not only committed to supporting our brave men and women in law enforcement but also supporting policy that help keep our neighborhoods safe.

Clinton Jenkins

Economy

Chris Jones

Del. Jones has a proven record of supporting legislation that makes it easier for Virginia businesses to operate and thrive. He stands behind policies that help create jobs for the Commonwealth by cutting back on government red tape that gets in the way of running a business. As a small business owner himself, Chris knows what it takes to create good-paying jobs that help Virginia’s families. He supports Virginia’s Right to Work laws that protect workers from being forced into paying union dues and helps businesses continue to run efficiently and continue to grow and hire.

Clinton Jenkins

Economy/Jobs

  • Attract better-paying jobs so no one who works full-time struggles to make ends meet
  • Invest in critical infrastructure that companies need to do business more efficiently
  • Expand job training programs to help get people back to work

Workers’ Rights

  • Increase the minimum wage
  • Repeal Virginia’s Right to Work law
  • Crack down on employers who engage in wage theft and employee misclassification
  • Protect employees’ rights to organize and collectively bargain

 

Voting Rights

Clinton Jenkins

  • Repeal Virginia’s Voter ID law
  • Institute universal voter registration and no-excuse absentee voting
  • Expand early voting periods to give people greater flexibility in casting their ballots
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Chris Jones 1Chris Jones

Current Position: State Delegate since 1998
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate
Former Position(s): Suffolk City Council (1986-98; Vice Mayor 1986-90; Mayor 1992-96)

Overview: N/A

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 1998
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate
Former Position(s): Suffolk City Council (1986-98; Vice Mayor 1986-90; Mayor 1992-96)

Overview: N/A

About

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Chris Jones was born and raised here in the 76th District. Born in 1958, he grew up in a family of three children with parents Bobby and Barbara Jones, who were active in their community.  Growing up in Chuckatuck, Chris was involved with Little League Baseball, a member of the Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department and spent time working for his father, a pharmacist who owned Village Drugs in Chuckatuck. Chris graduated from John Yeates High school in 1976 and attended Randolph-Macon College where he was a member of the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department and the Ashland Volunteer Rescue Squad. Following in his dad’s footsteps, Chris attended the Medical College of Virginia to become a pharmacist graduating in 1982. In 1985, Chris opened Bennett’s Creek Pharmacy. In 1986, Chris began his first term on the Suffolk City Council where he represented the Chuckatuck Borough until 1998. While on council he served two terms as Vice Mayor, from 1986-1990 and served two terms as mayor from 1992-1996. In 1997, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates by the residents of the 76th District. In Richmond, Chris serves on three Standing Committees in the House of Delegates, Privileges and Elections (since 1998), Appropriations (since 2002), and Rules (since 2012).  In 2014, Chris was tapped as Chairman of the House Appropriations committee, where he provides a strong, common-sense voice for the hard-working citizens of the Commonwealth. Chris and his wife Karen have one daughter, Kaitlin, who is a graduate of the College of William and Mary.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Pharmacist

Education


  • Medical College of Virginia, School of Pharmacy
    1982

Awards

Personal

  • Birth Year: 1958
  • Place of Birth: Suffolk, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): Caucasian
  • Religion: Christian
  • Spouse: Karen
  • Children: Kaitlin

Membership & Affiliation

Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission
Virginia Pharmacists Association
National Community Pharmacist Association
Medical College of Virginia, School of Pharmacy (Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals and Preceptor)
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Susan C. Clark
Administrative Assistant During Session: Pat Marxen

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1076

District Office
P.O. Box 5059
Suffolk, VA 23435
Phone: (757) 483-6242

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site

Politics

Recent Elections

2017 State DelegateArray

Chris Jones (R)22,73693.9%
Write In (Write-in)1,4716.1%
TOTAL24,207

Finances

JONES, S CHRIS has run in 10 races for public office, winning 10 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $2,741,351.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Chair: Appropriations
Privileges and Elections
Rules

Subcommittees

Chair: Appropriations – Special Subcommittee on Amazon
Chair: Rules – Subcommittee #2
Privileges and Elections – Subcommittee #3
Rules – Joint Rules

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Governance

Government Spending

Chris knows that you want the most for your hard earned tax dollars and expect the government to use your money wisely. This is why he has fought to cut out wasteful spending so that your tax dollars can be put to better use such as funding for new roads and bridges and better technology in our public schools.

Civil Rights

Second Amendment

Chris understands that gun ownership is a fundamental right of all American’s and has been a champion of protecting the Second Amendment. He believes in the value of owning firearms for home defense and sport. He rejects bills that infringe on the fundamental rights of Virginians to own and carry firearms.

Economy

Del. Jones has a proven record of supporting legislation that makes it easier for Virginia businesses to operate and thrive. He stands behind policies that help create jobs for the Commonwealth by cutting back on government red tape that gets in the way of running a business. As a small business owner himself, Chris knows what it takes to create good-paying jobs that help Virginia’s families. He supports Virginia’s Right to Work laws that protect workers from being forced into paying union dues and helps businesses continue to run efficiently and continue to grow and hire.

Education

Del. Jones has championed Education reform bills that will make standardized testing more applicable to real world situations and critical thinking skills. This will ensure that the children of Virginia are prepared and competitive in a global workforce. He understands that the children are the future of the commonwealth and deserve the very best from the public school system so that they have a fair shot at success.

Infrastructure

Transportation

Chris understands the congestion issues that a growing state faces and knows that the less time you spend sitting in traffic means more time at home with your family. He serves on the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission that decides how the money appropriated to Hampton Roads for new roads and bridges gets spent. He has been a champion of sweeping transportation reform that will improve the infrastructure of the entire state of Virginia and shorten your commute to and from work every day.

Safety

Crime

Del. Jones was named the 2013 Delegate of the Year by the Virginia State Police Association as well as receiving numerous other awards from law enforcement agencies. He is not only committed to supporting our brave men and women in law enforcement but also supporting policy that help keep our neighborhoods safe.

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Clinton JenkinsClinton Jenkins

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

After working for a time as a Subcontracts Administrator for BAE Systems Shipyard, Clint Jenkins later became the Ethics Officer for the shipyard. While employed in the ship repair industries, Clint began to work part-time as a real estate agent. Today, he manages a local real estate company with his daughter, Ashlin.

A strong commitment to service has defined Clint’s involvement in his community. He knows the needs and concerns of the people of the 76th District because he has seen and heard them firsthand. He is committed to representing his constituents with honesty, integrity, and transparency.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate
Affiliation: Democrat

After working for a time as a Subcontracts Administrator for BAE Systems Shipyard, Clint Jenkins later became the Ethics Officer for the shipyard. While employed in the ship repair industries, Clint began to work part-time as a real estate agent. Today, he manages a local real estate company with his daughter, Ashlin.

A strong commitment to service has defined Clint’s involvement in his community. He knows the needs and concerns of the people of the 76th District because he has seen and heard them firsthand. He is committed to representing his constituents with honesty, integrity, and transparency.

About

Clinton Jenkins 1

Source: Campaign page

Clint was raised in the heart of the 76th district and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School.  After graduating, Clint enlisted in the US Army and proudly served his country. Upon returning to Suffolk, he earned his B.A. at Saint Leo University and continued his graduate studies at Southeastern Baptist Theology Seminary.

He and his future wife, Karen Hopson, met at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Suffolk. The proud parents of three daughters, he and Karen will be celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary this year.

After working for a time as a Subcontracts Administrator for BAE Systems Shipyard, Clint later became the Ethics Officer for the shipyard. While employed in the ship repair industries, Clint began to work part-time as a real estate agent. Today, he manages a local real estate company with his daughter, Ashlin.

Clint has been serving his community his entire adult life, staying active in local Civic Leagues, churches, and various other community organizations. He has also been a leader in the local Democratic Party, serving as the Suffolk coordinator for the 77th district House of Delegates and the DPVA’s Chair of the 3rd Congressional District.

A strong commitment to service has defined Clint’s involvement in his community. He knows the needs and concerns of the people of the 76th District because he has seen and heard them firsthand. He is committed to representing his constituents with honesty, integrity, and transparency.

Web

Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Clinton L. Jenkins (D)14,94356.33%
S. Chris Jones (R)11,54443.52%
Write-In (Write-in)390.15%
TOTAL26,526

Issues

Civil Rights

Women’s Rights

  • Support the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia
  • Fight for equal pay for equal work legislation
  • Protect a woman’s constitutionally-protected right to make her own healthcare decisions, and roll back existing barriers to access

Democracy

Voting Rights

  • Repeal Virginia’s Voter ID law
  • Institute universal voter registration and no-excuse absentee voting
  • Expand early voting periods to give people greater flexibility in casting their ballots

Economy

Economy/Jobs

  • Attract better-paying jobs so no one who works full-time struggles to make ends meet
  • Invest in critical infrastructure that companies need to do business more efficiently
  • Expand job training programs to help get people back to work

Workers’ Rights

  • Increase the minimum wage
  • Repeal Virginia’s Right to Work law
  • Crack down on employers who engage in wage theft and employee misclassification
  • Protect employees’ rights to organize and collectively bargain

Education

  • Raise teachers’ salaries
  • Secure funding for new construction and much-needed improvements to existing schools
  • Fund universal pre-K programs for every child in Virginia
  • Increase overall state funding for education and push for a more equitable distribution of resources across the Commonwealth

 

Health Care

  • Protect Medicaid expansion from Republican attacks
  • Increase transparency in pricing, both for prescription drugs and services
  • Support Community Health Centers that provide critical care in medically underserved areas

Safety

Criminal Justice

  • Emphasize rehabilitation over incarceration
  • Fight to reform sentencing guidelines and change mandatory-minimum laws
  • End the school-to-prison pipeline that too often labels our children as criminals for life
  • Provide more resources for returning citizens to make it easier for them to reintegrate into society

Gun Violence

  • Institute universal background checks
  • Restrict access to military-style assault weapons
  • Bar violent criminals and domestic abusers from legally purchasing weapons and pass Extreme Risk Protective Order legislation (i.e., red flag laws)
  • Increase penalties on straw purchasers who sell weapons on the black market

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