Jones replaced Tom Walker, who resigned late last month after serving as chairman of the commission since 2008.
Rutherford County Republican Party Chairman Jimmy Evans was also welcomed in as a new member of the election commission.
The commission also discussed plans to hire a new administrator to replace Hooper Penuel. Penuel was fired after mistakenly failing to open the commission for early voting on specific dates leading up to the Aug. 5 election.
Applications for the administrator position will be available on the county’s website. The deadline to apply is Dec. 8 at noon.
The commission will hold interviews and hire a new administrator on Dec. 14 at 9 a.m.
Commissioners also discussed making some sort of charitable donation in honor of Amy Williams, a former administrator who passed away last week.