Former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones has been the subject of much speculation of late over whether he will make another stab at statewide election in 2010.
Jones, who lost a runoff bid for the 2008 Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, has been rumored to be considering a bid for either governor, lieutenant governor or secretary of state next year, depending on which particular brand of rumor you hear or believe.
Efforts to reach Jones himself have been — completely — unsuccessful. But his spokeswoman from his Senate campaign, Camille Kesler, took a question from the AJC and got an answer (sort of) back from Jones.
The question: Are you running for office in 2010 and if so, which office? Also, we asked: What have you been up to?
Here’s the response, from Kesler:
“As you know, Vernon Jones is well aware and still concerned about the challenges facing Georgia and the country we all love. He shares the same disappointment as many others that Georgia’s elected leadership has failed to address critical issues like transportation, helping small businesses and putting Georgians back to work. Although he’s a spectator in the stands, he’s still watching the political game.”
Read into that what you will, but it’s difficult to find an actual answer there.