Edward Jones (North Carolina politician)

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Ed Jones
Edward Jones NC.jpg
Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 4th district
In office
January 2007 – December 14, 2012
Succeeded by Angela Bryant
Personal details
Born Edward Walter Jones
(1950-03-11)March 11, 1950
Died December 14, 2012(2012-12-14) (aged 62)
Halifax County, North Carolina
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Ann Holden
Residence Enfield, North Carolina
Alma mater Western Piedmont Community College
Occupation Police officer

Edward Walter "Ed" Jones (March 11, 1950 – December 14, 2012) was a North Carolina Democratic politician who represented the state's 4th Senate district (including Bertie, Chowan, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Perquimans counties) in the North Carolina Senate.[1]

Jones served in the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division and graduated from Western Piedmont Community College with a degree in Police Science.[2] He served for 30 years as a state trooper with the North Carolina Highway Patrol and after his retirement served as chief of police in Enfield, North Carolina.

Political career[edit]

Jones entered local politics when he was elected Mayor of Enfield. In 2005, he was appointed to the North Carolina House of Representatives to fill the vacancy caused by the death of state Rep. John D. Hall. He was elected by voters in the 7th district (Halifax and Nash counties) to a regular term in November 2006. But between his election to a full term and the opening of the legislative session in January 2007, state senator Robert L. Holloman died. Local Democratic Party leaders nominated Jones to fill Holloman's seat on January 18, 2007. Jones immediately resigned his House seat and was appointed by Governor Mike Easley to the Senate on January 23.[3] Easley then appointed Angela R. Bryant to Jones's seat in the House. Jones was elected and re-elected to the Senate in 2008, 2010, and 2012. But one month after winning a new term in the 2012 election, Jones died at the age of 62, after suffering from pancreatic cancer.[4] He died in Halifax County, North Carolina.


Jones was married to Mary Ann Holden of Wendell, North Carolina; they had two daughters, Alesha Garrett and Andrea Long.


  • [1] Remarks on the House Floor by Rep. G.K. Butterfield Honoring North Carolina State Senator Edward Jones On The Occasion Of Recognition By Downtown Enfield Restoration And Preservation
  • [2] Official NC General Assembly page