Doug Jones has been a staunch defender of public lands and environmental protection, and will continue to push for a transition to a clean energy economy in Alabama.
Jones began his life of public service volunteering with campus affairs at the University of Alabama and working on a statewide campaign to modernize Alabama’s court system. He later served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama beginning in 1997, successfully prosecuting two of the four men responsible for the 16th street church bombings. Along with taking on the Ku Klux Klan, he prosecuted terrorists like Eric Rudolph, and many others who sought to use fear, hatred, and violence to inhibit the rights of others. Senator Jones became the first Democratic senator elected from the state in 25 years in 2017.
As a Senator, Jones will fight to defend Alabama’s natural treasures for outdoor recreation, hunters and fishers and tourism, and understands the vital role environmental priorities have positive economic impacts. He will continue to protect our water, air and public lands, and has cosponsored a bill to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Jones returns to the U.S. Senate after winning a special election last December to replace Senator Jeff Sessions, who was confirmed as United States Attorney General. Sessions earned a 6% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In his own words:
“The consequences of our unchecked use of fossil fuels for our planet and our health have been clear for decades. Period. Clean air and clean water are not controversial. They are essential to our health, our prosperity, and our quality of life. We should be encouraging investment in renewable energy and conservation as ways to create new jobs and make ourselves energy independent.”
Doug Jones for Senate.