Senator Harold Jones II, a Democrat, was elected to the senate in 2014. He represents the 22nd district, which includes portions of Richmond County. Sen. Dugan is the Vice-Chairman of the Government Oversight Committee and Secretary of the Veterans, Military, and Homeland Security Committee. He is also a member of the Economic Development and the Transportation committees. In 2004, he was elected as the first African American Solicitor General for Richmond County. In 2008, he was reelected with endorsements from the Augusta Chronicle, Augusta Focus and Metro Courier for Solicitor General. As solicitor general, Sen. Jones handled misdemeanor crimes and strived to balance representation of the State with advocacy for victims and to maintain policies that apply standards of fairness and equality for all concerned. Senator Jones has long been an active member of his community. His affiliations include the NAACP, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Downtown Rotary Club, the American Red Cross Board of Directors, Girl Scouts Board of Directors, the Greater Augusta Arts Council (former chairman), the Richmond Burke County Youth Council (former chairman), Democratic Party Member, Leadership Augusta (former board member), and Leadership Georgia. Senator Jones created the Harold V. Jones II Social Studies Award, which is given to a Glenn Hills High School senior who plans to study political science in college. Senator Jones earned his bachelor’s degree from South Carolina State University in 1991. In, 1994, he graduated from North Carolina Central University Law School. Senator Jones is a former adjunct professor for Georgia Military College, Paine College and Voorhees College. Currently, he works as an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix. In his free time, Sen. Jones enjoys spending time with his wife, Kimberly.