By Miriam Raftery
Photo: Brian Jones, shown at Politics in Paradise, has returned to the Legislature
Update December 13, 2018: In the final count, Jones won with 53% of the vote to 47% for Griffith, the closest margin in recent history for this district.
November 8, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) – Brian Jones, a familiar face in East County Politics, will be the new State Senator in the 38th State Senate District. Jones, a Republican former Assemblyman and current Santee City Councilman, has defeated Cal Fire Captain Jeff Griffith a Democrat, by a 56 to 44 percent margin with 72% of precincts counted.