Jones grew up on his household’s farm in Michigan earlier than incomes regulation and medical levels from Duke College. After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist assaults, he joined the Navy and served as a flight surgeon for a Marine helicopter squadron in Iraq. Afterward, he acquired a grasp’s diploma in public administration and served for a 12 months as a White Home fellow within the Obama administration, working with the secretary of Well being and Human Providers on enhancing look after veterans.
Jones, who moved to California in 2017, lives in Woodland together with his household however rents a house in Roseville, the place he plans to dwell full-time if elected.
Raised by a doctor and a particular schooling trainer within the Sacramento suburbs, Kiley taught English at an L.A. highschool by means of the Educate for America program after graduating from Harvard. He later attended Yale Regulation Faculty and returned to California to work at a regulation agency. He left non-public follow to function a state deputy legal professional normal.
The Rocklin resident was elected to the California Meeting in 2016 and ran unsuccessfully for state Senate in 2019.
Final 12 months, he ran as a candidate within the failed election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom and positioned sixth within the crowded discipline. Early within the COVID-19 pandemic, Kiley voted to permit Newsom to spend as much as $1 billion on the response. However he later sued the governor, saying Newsom overstepped his authority when he used an govt order beneath the Emergency Providers Act to increase mail voting. The courts upheld Newsom’s emergency powers.