Doug Jones is running to serve Alabamians in the United States Senate. Doug was born into a blue-collar union family in Fairfield, Alabama to a father who worked for U.S. Steel and a stay-at-home mother. He attended the University of Alabama where he received his degree in Political Science. After Law School, he served as staff counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. In 1980, he became an Assistant U.S. Attorney. He was later nominated by President Bill Clinton to serve as the U.S. District Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.
In 1997, during his first year as U.S. District Attorney, the Birmingham women’s clinic was bombed, and he prosecuted domestic terrorist Eric Rudolph for the attacks. He has remained committed in defending reproductive rights and will continue to stand up for those values in the U.S. Senate. Later in that year, Doug won the long-overdue conviction of two KKK members for the murder of four Black children in the 1963 Baptist Church Bombing. Today, Doug stands firmly against white supremacy and discrimination because he knows America is best when it builds on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Doug Jones believes our minimum wage must be raised, that college should be affordable, and that all Americans should have the right to quality, affordable health care. Doug believes in science and will work to slow and reverse the impact of climate change. He is running to make Alabama and America a better place to work and live.