Jennings Jones has announced that he is running for the Republican nomination to the office of District Attorney for Rutherford and Cannon Counties. A long time Republican and veteran prosecutor of fifteen years, Jones got his start working as an Assistant District Attorney in General Sessions Court before being promoted to Circuit Court. There, he first worked with Judge Steve Daniel, then with Judge Jim Clayton, Judge Don Ash, Judge Keith Siskin, and Judge David Bragg. In Jones’ fifteen years working for General Bill Whitesell, he has handled thousands of criminal cases covering all levels of misdemeanors and felonies. Jones has taken cases to trial ranging from DUI to First Degree Murder.
Jennings Jones stated, “since General Whitesell has announced he will not be seeking re-election, I have decided to run for the office. Bill has done an excellent job as District Attorney and I intend to continue the example he set and search for ways to make the office better. It is my goal to improve the efficiency of the office and establish better communication with the public. I hope to work more closely with law enforcement agencies and residents of our district to make our community a safer place to live. If elected, I will run a tough but fair office of which the residents of Rutherford and Cannon Counties can be proud.”
Jennings Jones was born and raised in Murfreesboro, attends the World Outreach Church, is a member of the Noon Rotary Club and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jennings & Rebecca Jones Foundation. He is the grandson of Jennings A. Jones, former mayor of Murfreesboro, and founder of the Jones Foundation, a charitable organization that helps children and young adults learn the skills necessary to succeed later in life. Jennings A. Jones was also heavily involved with Middle Tennessee State University, helping to build the Jennings A. Jones College of Business and endowing two Chairs of Excellence at the University. Jones is the son of Ransom Jones, Sr. a prominent Republican and business man, who has served on the Tennessee Higher Education Committee and as Chairman of the Republican Party in Rutherford County.
Jones stated, “it is my hope, should I be fortunate enough to be elected, to continue my family’s tradition of public service by serving the citizens of Rutherford and Cannon Counties as their District Attorney.”