Former Solicitor General Harold V. Jones said he never tires of asking Augusta voters for their support.
Jones, 44, is the third candidate to announce he’s seeking the Georgia Senate District 22 seat held by Hardie Davis, who is resigning to run for mayor of Augusta.
“I don’t really get tired of it at all,” Jones said. “I loved when I was solicitor, being in public service. I just want that opportunity again.”
Jones became Augusta’s first black solicitor general when he was elected in November 2004 with more than 59 percent of the votes. He ran unopposed in 2008, but resigned the next year to compete with Davis for the Senate seat, left open at the resignation of Ed Tarver, now a U.S. attorney.
Two other attempts – an unsuccessful House run in 2002 and a 2012 loss to Marion Williams to represent Super District 9 on the Augusta Commission – left the Augusta lawyer undaunted.