Jones files for re-election as Osage County Attorney

Brandon Jones

Brandon Jones

Osage County Attorney Brandon L. Jones has filed for re-election to retain his position as Osage County Attorney. Jones, a Republican, was appointed Osage County Attorney by the Osage County Republican Central Committee to fill an unexpired term in April 2007, when then Osage County Attorney Eric Godderz left office after being appointed to serve as a district court judge. Jones was elected Osage County Attorney in November of 2008, was re-elected in November of 2012, and continues to serve as the Osage County Attorney.

Jones has been a prosecutor his entire legal career, over 16 years. In his career, Jones has served as a prosecutor handling criminal cases in Johnson, Franklin, Douglas, Osage, Coffey and Anderson counties, being asked on several occasions to serve as a special prosecutor in other jurisdictions when those offices have conflicts. Jones was also cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and has prosecuted cases in the United States District Court District of Kansas. Jones has tried over 60 jury trials, including high profile murder cases, such as the Kahler capital murder trial, and child sex crimes, such as the Beeson Jessica’s Law trial. He has tried countless bench trials, preliminary hearings, motion hearings, and appears in court on almost a daily basis.

A lifelong Kansan who was born and raised in Osage County, Jones graduated from Lyndon High School in 1993, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Kansas in May 1997, and attended the University of Kansas School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in May 2000. He lives in Ottawa with his 12-year-old daughter, Sydney, and 8-year-old son, Landon.

In October of 2015, Jones was unanimously selected by his fellow prosecutors from across the state to serve a seven-year term as a member of the board of directors of the Kansas County and District Attorney’s Association (KCDAA), the state’s professional prosecutor’s association. Jones is also a member of the KCDAA’s Best Practices Committee as well as the Legislative Committee. Jones also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Kansas Prosecutor’s Association and the 4th Judicial District Community Corrections Advisory Board serving as the county attorney representative for the district. In May of 2015, Jones was appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback as a commissioner on the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission, and in February of 2016, Jones was appointed by the governor as chairman of that commission.

“For the past nine years I have had the honor of serving as county attorney in the county where I was born and raised. I have done my best to protect the citizens of Osage County, to make sure that victims’ needs are met, and that defendants are treated fairly and appropriately under the law and held accountable for their actions,” said Jones. “I am hopeful that the citizens of Osage County believe that I have done a good job and will re-elect me to another term so that I can continue to serve the citizens of Osage County in this very important position.”

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