Jeff Stone (California politician)

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Jeff Stone
Senator Jeff Stone.jpg
Member of the California State Senate
from the 28th district
Assumed office
December 1, 2014
Preceded bynew district
Personal details
Born (1956-01-30) January 30, 1956 (age 62)
Los Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceLa Quinta, California[1]
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionPharmacist

Jeff Stone (born January 30, 1956) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Senate. He is a Republican representing the 28th district, encompassing parts of Riverside County. Prior to his 2014 election to the state senate, he was a Riverside County Supervisor. In the 2014 general election, he defeated former Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia, another Republican. Stone is Jewish.[2] He was the only Republican member of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus until he resigned from the caucus, saying it was preoccupied with criticizing President Donald Trump. He resigned the same day the Jewish Caucus released a statement condemning the white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.[3]

In 2016, Stone was the Republican nominee for California's 36th congressional district, but he lost the general election to Raul Ruiz by a wide margin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metz, Samuel (September 11, 2018). "State Senate showdown: Jeff Stone and Joy Silver disagree on just about everything". Palm Springs Desert Sun. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  2. ^ Arom, Eitan (January 6, 2017). "Jewish state legislators ready to make an impact". Jewish Journal.
  3. ^ Murphy, Rosalie (17 August 2017). "Jeff Stone resigns from Legislature's Jewish Caucus over body's criticism of Trump". Desert Sun. Retrieved 6 June 2018.

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