About Audia Jones
Audia was born to her loving parents in a working class community. Her father served as a paratrooper in Vietnam, followed by a career as an aviation engineer. Her mother was a lifelong educator who taught special needs children for more than thirty years. As a woman of color, Audia grew up with a deep appreciation for community and public service while understanding the social and economic issues that plague our society.
Audia went on to attend the University of Rhode Island on a full four-year NCAA College Basketball Scholarship, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Afterwards, Jones attended Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law where she earned an academic scholarship and graduated magna cum laude.
After earning her law degree, Audia began her life of public service as the Counsel Fellow for Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. She quickly advanced from the duties of a Graduate Fellow to a Congressional Staffer managing the House Judiciary Committee Portfolio for the Congresswoman. In approximately 50 hearings, Jones prepared detailed analysis of key legislation affecting various subject matters, including crime and terrorism, while effectively communicating the pros and cons of each legislative item to the Congresswoman.
Harris County D.A.’s Office
Following her experiences at the U.S. House of Representatives, Jones joined the Harris County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney where she quickly advanced up the ranks.
On a daily basis she witnessed courts disproportionately filled with the poor, people of color, mentally disabled, and people suffering with addiction standing accused of non-violent offenses. It became clear that the criminal justice system was sorely broken and was not working for the benefit of our largest and most vulnerable communities.
Today, Audia Jones is married to her best friend and has two children: a two year old son and ten year old niece. Fueled with a passion to to empower the people of Harris County, she decided enough is enough. She decided that Harris County needs a new district attorney that represents the many, not the few.