Andrew Jones, Candidate for State Senate District 10, was a guest in the WEIS Radio studios on Tuesday morning, taking time out of his busy schedule to speak with morning show host Jerry Baker about several topics of interest to the people of Cherokee County along with the surrounding areas of Etowah and DeKalb:
One particular point of interest to everyone of course, is the completion of the Highway 411 project – that being the seemingly forever talked about, always just around the corner long-awaited completion of the four-laning of 411 from Cherokee County to Gadsden:
One topic Jones was particularly passionate about was education:
Other topics the concerns of small business owners and the regulations they’re facing on a day-to-day basis; tourism and the water quality of Weiss Lake – along with issues regarding water allocation with the Army Corps of Engineers and demands being made by the state of Georgia.
To hear that interview in its entirety simply click the link below
The General Election is November 6th, 2018.
Small Business Owner
Andrew founded Deep South Coffee Factory, a Centre based craft coffee roasting company in 2017, in order to help contribute to the economic development of the area. The business has grown quickly, with 28 local partner stores selling Deep South Coffee. As a small business owner, Andrew has seen how Montgomery makes it difficult for hardworking taxpayers to start a small family business.
A 4th Generation Farmer, Andrew, his parents, and his siblings are all shareholders in Paul Jennings Farms, Inc., which is named after his Grandfather. Andrew has seen how excessive regulation and misguided policies have impacted Etowah, Cherokee, and Dekalb county farmers, forcing many family farms out of business. In order to ensure the survival of Paul Jennings Farms, the family made the decision to convert from a dairy to beef cattle operation several years ago.
A lifelong conservative, Andrew was active in the Cherokee County Republican party during his high school days– before there were any elected Republican officials in the county. Andrew believes our next Senator must be firmly grounded in the conservative principles of small government, low taxes, fiscal responsibility, and accountability. Andrew also believes that career politicians and ladder climbers in Montgomery have forgotten who they work for.
Andrew is a born-again Christian, and a member of Centre First Baptist Church, where he serves as pianist. Andrew believes that politicians in Montgomery need a good dose of Northeast Alabama values. Andrew believes that we must preserve the sanctity of life and fully supports faith-based alternatives for those struggling with drug addiction.
Andrew holds a Masters of Public Policy from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. As part of his degree, he was trained to closely look at legislation, budgets, and the impact of governmental policies. He will take that experience to Montgomery. Andrew’s graduate project was on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Rural Areas.