Marine Corps veteran Rob Jones lost both legs when an IED exploded beneath him in Afghanistan.
On two prosthetic legs, Jones had to re-learn how to walk, bike, row and run. He eventually was able to complete 30 marathons in one month, which he did to raise money for veteran charities. Now, on the anniversary of the event that changed his life forever, Jones announced that he’s “running to change Congress”.
Jones becomes the second candidate competing for the Republican nomination to challenge Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va) in 2020. He seeks to win back the seat of Virginia’s 10th Congressional District which spans from Loudon County (just outside DC) to the rural areas around Winchester, Va.
More than just a fellow veteran, Jones is a contributing writer for ConnectingVets.com and a friend we’ve gone hunting with before. So we called him and asked about his decision to run for office and how he feels about a few of the hot topics of the day:
Why he’s running for office
Thoughts on veterans health issues
Thoughts on Immigration
What’s one of the things he wants to do for the people in his district?
What’s something he’d like to see change in both parties?
What are you better at, goose hunting or politics?
Considering all that Jones has already achieved, we know for him failure is never an option.
Read here for more information on the Rob Jones for Congress campaign.
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