California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, a Democrat from Sacramento, plans to run for state attorney general in 2018 in a potentially crowded field.
Jones, 53, filed papers that allow him to begin fundraising for the election now. He starts off with $2.6 million left over from previous campaigns.
“I have dedicated my life and my legal training to protecting California families,” Jones said in a statement. “I am ready and well-prepared to take on this challenge.”
Other Democrats who have filed statements of intention to run for the top prosecutor’s post include former state senators Lou Correa of Santa Ana (who is running now for...