Jonathon Jones is a leading democratic strategist working principally with Senate moderates. A partner at Peck Madigan Jones since 2010, he works on a wide range of client matters including health care, energy and environment, international trade and financial services, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Jonathon recently helped lead an effort to enact legislation that would return billions of dollars in federal fines to the Gulf Coast states affected by the BP oil spill. He also worked to secure passage of the Colombia Free Trade agreement, Permanent Trade Relations with Russia and most recently, Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
Jonathon joined the firm in 2007 after a distinguished career of public service. He has worked closely with Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), serving as his Chief of Staff from 2000 to 2007. Jonathon has extensive experience in political campaigns, serving on the national fundraising staff for Carper’s 2000 Senate campaign and overseeing his re-election campaign in 2006. He has been an influential leader of several major Democratic policy and political organizations. For example, Jonathon helped create, launch and grow Third Way, a new moderate policy think tank for Senate Democrats, whose Senate Co-Chairs include Senators Carper, Mark Udall (D-CO), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Chris Coons (D-DE). He joined with a small group of former Senate Chiefs of Staff to form the Senate Moderates PAC, known as the “Mod Squad.” During the last four election cycles, the Mod Squad has raised more than $3 million dollars to support the election of moderate Senate candidates.
Between 1993 and 1995, Jonathon was the Deputy Director of then Governor Carper’s Washington, DC office, after which he became Governor Carper’s Federal Policy Advisor. While Tom Carper was Chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA), Jonathon led the staff, directed and shaped policy development and led efforts to implement NGA policy. Indeed, during his tenure, the NGA was named the 12th most-powerful lobbying organization by Fortune magazine, the highest such ranking the NGA has ever received.
Jonathon received his Bachelors of Science in Economics from Tulane University. He is married and has three children.