JUDEO-CHRISTIAN CAUCUS ENDORSEMENTS
Senator Mike Morell
Senator Mike Morrell was born and raised in California. He was married here, raised his family here, and opened two corporations here, Provident Home Loans and Provident Realty, both incorporated in 1989.
Senator Morrell now represents California’s 23rd State Senate District. He serves on seven Senate committees, including as Vice Chair of the Committee on Housing and the Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement.
Senator Morrell regularly receives high marks from the National Federation of Independent Business and the California Chamber of Commerce. He has also been named Legislator of the Year by the Military Officers Association of America.
Senator Morrell and his wife, Joanie, have been married for 41 years and have three adult children. Their daughter Kristen’s first priority is her family and she also teaches on American exceptionalism at Arizona Christian University. Their oldest son, David, works as a legal counsel in Washington, D.C. Matthew, their youngest, is the operations manager at the Kirby Center, Hillsdale College’s constitutional think tank, also in the nation’s capital.
SENATOR BRIAN JONES
Senator Brian W. Jones was elected in 2018 to serve the people of California’s 38th Senate district. Prior to serving in the Senate, Jones was a Santee City Council Member for eight years from 2001 to 2010 then again from 2017 to 2018. Jones was the representative for the 71st Assembly District from 2010 to 2016.
Jones grew up in the district and attended Santee Elementary, Cajon Park Middle School, and Santana High School. He continued his education at Grossmont College before earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration at San Diego State University.
Some of the legislative priorities during his Assembly years were lowering taxes, improving the economic development for small businesses, supporting our Armed Forced and veterans, removing unnecessary red tape, and protecting the Second Amendment right. Jones' legislative achievements include the introduction and co-authorship of "Made in America" legislation, which makes it easier for manufacturers to do business in California, legislation to support the expanding craft beverage industry in California, and legislation allowing non-motorized vehicles such as scooters, bicycles, and wheelchairs in skate parks. He became well known for his annual 2nd Amendment Awareness event, which educated his constituents on the Second Amendment rights and related state legislation and gave attendees opportunities to learn how to control a firearm safely or improve their accuracy.
Jones’ commitment to the quality of Californians’ lives resulted in many awards including, California Rifle and Pistol Association Outstanding Leader (2016), the Civil Justice Association of California Civil Justice Leadership Award (2015), the California Society for Respiratory Care Legislator of the Year (2015), the California Chiropractor Association Chiropractic Champion Award (2014), Lakeside Chamber of Commerce Legislator of the Year (2014), and Tech America's "Tech Champion" (2012).
Jones is married to his wife of 26 years, Heather. They enjoy spending time with their three children, Christopher, Melina, and Matthew.