From being arrested, to making the laws in Tennessee
House District 52, new face for Tennessee Democrats
Community activist Justin Jones won Nashville’s House District 52 after running unopposed. The Democrat is sure to shake things up as the youngest member of the General Assembly.
Jones has been an outspoken advocate calling for an end to police brutality, repeal of voter ID laws and the removal of Confederate monuments — and has been known to rankle Republican lawmakers. His candidacy drew a lot of excitement from progressive voters.
Jones was temporarily banned from the capitol following an incident where he was arrested for throwing a paper cup at then-House Speaker Glen Casada in 2019.
Watch for Jones to inject a more progressive style of politics to the legislature over outgoing incumbent Mike Stewart.