Rep. Walter Jones’ Refreshing Voting Philosophy

by | May 3, 2014

Walter Jones With Ron Paul

In an Associated Press article focused on outside groups spending over $1 million to defeat US House Member Walter Jones (R-NC) in his May 6 primary, Jones, an RPI Advisory Board member, explains his voting philosophy:

“I heard years ago — it might have been from my father — you vote your conscience first, your constituents second and your party third,” Jones, 71, said in a phone interview. “I’m not a puppet — never have been a puppet. I’m doing what I think is right based on the information I have before me.”

What a difference it would make if more members of Congress thought this way.


  • Adam Dick

    Adam worked from 2003 through 2013 as a legislative aide for Rep. Ron Paul. Previously, he was a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Elections, a co-manager of Ed Thompson's 2002 Wisconsin governor campaign, and a lawyer in New York and Connecticut.

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