Brian Jones Named GOP Caucus Chair, Increasing San Diego Clout in Sacramento (Times of San Diego)

Dear Friends,

I am honored to have been selected by my colleagues to serve as the Senate Republican Caucus Chair effective March 1. This is the second-highest ranking in the Republican leadership structure and I will assist Senate Republican Leader-elect Shannon Grove in overseeing caucus operations, advancing our message, and achieving our legislative goals.

While I’m eager to take on this new leadership role for our state, representing and assisting my constituents are my top priorities. If you have any questions or need help with a state issue, please do not hesitate to contact me by emailing at or by calling 619-596-3136.

In case you missed it, here is Times of San Diego’s article on the announcement. You can also read this article at:

Brian Jones Named GOP Caucus Chair, Increasing San Diego Clout in Sacramento


San Diego County gained another high-level voice in the state Legislature Wednesday with the election of Sen. Brian Jones as Republican Caucus Chair.

Jones, who was elected to his first term in the Senate in November, joins San Diego-area lawmakers Toni Atkins and Todd Gloria, both Democrats, and Marie Waldron, a Republican, in top leadership roles.

“I look forward to working with incoming Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove to consistently and effectively communicate and advocate for the policies of the Senate Republican Caucus,” said Jones. “I also commit to help all senators, and particularly Senate President pro-Tem Toni Atkins, in the continued smooth operation of the Senate.”

Gloria is Majority Whip in the Assembly, and Waldron is the Republican Leader in that body.

The Caucus Chair is the number two position in the Republican leadership structure. Jones will assist Grove, who represents the Bakersfield area, in overseeing caucus operations, advancing the Republican message, and achieving the caucus’ legislative goals.

“Sen. Jones and I have a great working relationship that began while we served in the Assembly. I have great respect for him and the strengths he brings to the Republican Caucus leadership team,” said Grove.

Jones represents the 38th District, which covers San Diego County north of Interstate 8 and east of Interstate 15.


Brian Jones
State Senator, District 38