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FBI vetting of Dave Jones unlikely for full-time job

Dave Jones, who would go on to become the state’s insurance commissioner, speaks at a candidates forum in Sacramento in 2010.
Dave Jones, who would go on to become the state’s insurance commissioner, speaks at a candidates forum in Sacramento in 2010. hamezcua@sacbee.com

When the Federal Bureau of Investigation visited Dave Jones’ neighbors last fall, telling one of them he was being considered for an unspecified federal position, the state insurance commissioner declined to say anything about what that position might be.

He remained mum Sunday, except for this: Jones said that whatever the FBI was doing would have no impact on his job as insurance commissioner or, if he wins election in 2018, state attorney general. The remark suggested that the background check is unlikely for a job, but for a commission, board or other post.

“It would have no impact on my continued ability to serve as insurance commissioner or, in the future, attorney general,” Jones told The Bee at the California Democratic Party’s annual convention.

Beyond that, said Jones, who previously served in the state Assembly, “I’m not allowed to comment.”

David Siders: 916-321-1215, @davidsiders

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