When Tim Jones announced he would not run for a statewide office in the 2016 campaign cycle, his campaign committee had more than $993-thousand dollars. Jones told Missourinet he won’t be letting that campaign money lie dormant.
“When my plans started solidifying in October and I realized that I might not need my campaign funds for the immediate future for myself, I began giving more money away again,” Jones said. “I believe I contributed more than 20-, 25-thousand dollars for this election cycle and largely was successful with the candidates I supported.”
The Missouri Ethics Commission shows Missourians for Tim Jones on October 22 contributed $10,500 to Representative Rick Stream’s campaign for St. Louis County Executive, which Stream narrowly lost, and on November 1, donated $7,500 to the House Republican Campaign Committee.
“I am absolutely going to continue doing what I’ve already done the last eight years with the funds that I’ve worked so hard to raise for conservative causes and conservative candidates,” said Jones. “I’m going to continue to support people.”
He might not donate it all, though.
“I will likely have some reserve left for I will keep for a potential run in the future, although I have no plans to run at this time in 2018 or beyond, but you never know how time and the passage of years changes perspective on things,” said Jones.
Jones could not seek another term in the House due to term limits.