Burt Jones serves as the 13th Lieutenant Governor of the State of Georgia and formerly served as a state senator. A sixth-generation Jackson native, Lt. Gov. Jones works with his family’s business, Jones Petroleum, which employs nearly 2,000 Georgians. He also founded JP Capital & Insurance, Inc., a risk-management company specializing in retail insurance brokerage.

Before his business career, Lt. Gov. Jones was a student-athlete and a four-year letterman for the University of Georgia football team. As a former walk-on, he was elected by his teammates as permanent team captain for the 2002 season, helping guide the team to its first SEC Championship in 20 years. In 2014, UGA named him a Distinguished Alumni and featured him in the “40 Under 40” list.

Lt. Gov. Jones' successful campaign to lead the state senate focused on lowering taxes, improving Georgia's K-12 and higher education systems, standing with law enforcement to strengthen public safety, and create more opportunities for every family to succeed.

Lt. Gov. Jones lives in Jackson with his wife, Jan, and their two children, Stella and Banks, where they are active members of Rock Springs Church.