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Vernon Jones on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Opposed anti-abortion "heartbeat" bill enacted in Georgia. (Apr 2021)
  • Abortions should always be legal. (Jul 2008)
  • Supports embryonic stem cell research. (Jul 2008)
Vernon Jones on Budget & Economy
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  • Lead the way to protect home ownership. (Jun 2008)
  • Record of balancing budgets and not raising taxes. (Jun 2008)
Vernon Jones on Civil Rights
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  • Lawsuit: he wanted a "darker administration" as county CEO. (Aug 2020)
  • Constitutional amendment defining marriage. (Jul 2008)
Vernon Jones on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Vernon Jones on Crime
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  • I cannot stand for the defunding of the police. (Jan 2021)
  • Make attacks for party affiliation or ideology a hate crime. (Jan 2021)
  • Approved 10-year minimum for assaulting a cop. (Mar 2017)
  • Support the federal death penalty. (Jul 2008)
Vernon Jones on Drugs
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  • Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs. (Jul 2008)
Vernon Jones on Education
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  • School choice: why can't the money follow the child? (Apr 2021)
  • Opposed Keeping Georgia's Schools Safe Act. (Apr 2019)
  • Vouchers for any public school. (Jul 2008)
Vernon Jones on Energy & Oil
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  • Supports cap-and-trade, but also domestic oil. (Jul 2008)
  • Unaddressed, global warming will be catastrophic. (May 2008)
Vernon Jones on Environment
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  • Supports CWA, CAA, CAFE but also nukes. (Jul 2008)
  • Capture methane gas from landfills for electricity. (Jun 2008)
Vernon Jones on Families & Children
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  • 1998: outlaw selling music with explicit lyrics to minors. (Aug 2020)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing "up-skirting". (Feb 2017)
Vernon Jones on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Vernon Jones on Free Trade
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Vernon Jones on Government Reform
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  • Exact-match process doesn't violate Voting Rights Act. (Mar 2017)
  • Stop redistricting voters of color to dilute their votes. (Mar 2017)
  • Increasing individuals donation limits for federal campaigns. (Jul 2008)
Vernon Jones on Gun Control
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  • Supports the NRA; received campaign donation in 2016. (Aug 2020)
  • Gun-carry license should apply to "campus carry". (Mar 2017)
  • Allow individuals to carry concealed guns. (Jul 2008)
Vernon Jones on Health Care
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  • Supported limited instead of full expansion of Medicaid. (Mar 2019)
  • Part of team that created the PeachCare Act. (Jun 2008)
  • Put quality of life over profit margins. (May 2008)
Vernon Jones on Homeland Security
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  • Military tribunals ok; domestic spying not ok. (Jul 2008)
  • Supports missile shield & pre-emptive military strikes. (Jul 2008)
  • Find the terrorists no matter where they are. (Jun 2008)
Vernon Jones on Immigration
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  • Co-sponsored bill to crack down on illegal immigrants. (Apr 2021)
  • Colleges should not be allowed to have sanctuary policies. (Feb 2017)
  • Supports comprehensive immigration reform & work visas. (May 2008)
Vernon Jones on Jobs
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  • Opportunity for all rather than increase the minimum wage. (Jan 2021)
  • Include gender identity in federal anti-discrimination laws. (Jul 2008)
Vernon Jones on Local Issues
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Vernon Jones on Principles & Values
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  • Black voters would vote for David Duke if a Democrat. (Apr 2021)
  • Voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004; donated to GOP in 2001. (Jul 2008)
Vernon Jones on Social Security
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  • Reform & improve Social Security as we know it today. (Jul 2008)
  • Fight hard as the Dickens for our seniors. (Jun 2008)
Vernon Jones on Tax Reform
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  • 2007: Backed a flat tax proposal as "fair tax". (Aug 2020)
  • Permanent repeal of the federal estate tax. (Jul 2008)
Vernon Jones on Technology
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  • Work around Federal ban on "no drone zones" at prisons. (Mar 2019)
Vernon Jones on War & Peace
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  • Shift responsibility of Iraq to Iraqi people & government. (Jun 2008)
Vernon Jones on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Supports federal block grants and local welfare control. (Jul 2008)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposed anti-abortion "heartbeat" bill enacted in Georgia: Favors topic 1
Abortions should always be legal: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Lawsuit: he wanted a "darker administration" as county CEO: Strongly Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
Constitutional amendment defining marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Include gender identity in federal anti-discrimination laws: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports federal block grants and local welfare control: Favors topic 4
No opinion on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supported limited instead of full expansion of Medicaid: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Part of team that created the PeachCare Act: Favors topic 5
Put quality of life over profit margins: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reform & improve Social Security as we know it today: Opposes topic 6
Fight hard as the Dickens for our seniors: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
School choice: why can't the money follow the child?: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers for any public school: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
I cannot stand for the defunding of the police: Strongly Favors topic 9
Make attacks for party affiliation or ideology a hate crime: Favors topic 9
Work around Federal ban on "no drone zones" at prisons: Favors topic 9
Approved 10-year minimum for assaulting a cop: Strongly Favors topic 9
Voted YES on criminalizing "up-skirting": Favors topic 9
Support the federal death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports the NRA; received campaign donation in 2016: Favors topic 10
Gun-carry license should apply to "campus carry": Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow individuals to carry concealed guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
2007: Backed a flat tax proposal as "fair tax": Strongly Opposes topic 11
Permanent repeal of the federal estate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Co-sponsored bill to crack down on illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Colleges should not be allowed to have sanctuary policies: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports comprehensive immigration reform & work visas: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports missile shield & pre-emptive military strikes: Strongly Favors topic 15
Find the terrorists no matter where they are: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Exact-match process doesn't violate Voting Rights Act: Opposes topic 16
Stop redistricting voters of color to dilute their votes: Strongly Favors topic 16
Increasing individuals donation limits for federal campaigns: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Shift responsibility of Iraq to Iraqi people & government: Strongly Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports cap-and-trade, but also domestic oil: Favors topic 18
Supports CWA, CAA, CAFE but also nukes: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Capture methane gas from landfills for electricity: Favors topic 18
Unaddressed, global warming will be catastrophic: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Record of balancing budgets and not raising taxes: Opposes topic 20

Vernon Jones is a Moderate Populist Conservative
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