Keith Jones is a Democrat running to represent the Hartwood District on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors. A native of Detroit, he worked as a probation officer and customs inspector before joining the U.S. Secret Service, serving across the country, overseas, and on the presidential and vice-presidential details. Since retiring from the Secret Service, he works as an investigator on money laundering issues. He lives with his wife in Stafford and has two adult children.
Jones plans to prioritize educational funding to ensure Stafford County is supporting every student’s education. He would like to increase school budgets, particularly to raise teacher salaries. Additionally, he would prioritize school safety and infrastructure. He would like to ensure Stafford County students are receiving the highest quality of educational resources so that they are better prepared to participate in the workforce. He would also like to expand access to the Internet and broadband so that all students have equal access to educational opportunities.
Jones hopes to boost the county’s economy by strengthening the relationship between public and private institutions. He prioritizes citizen involvement in government and would like to ensure that citizens and small business owners have plenty of opportunities to engage in government activities. He particularly emphasizes open board meetings and utilizing Zoom and phone conferencing until safe public meetings can be held. Jones also understands that farming is a critical aspect of business in Stafford and wants to focus on supporting farms and protecting land and natural water resources.
Jones hopes to redirect funding in the district to ease transportation issues. He would like to further the work the board of supervisors has been doing to eliminate road congestion and decrease the overall number of traffic-related accidents, injuries, and death. Additionally, he would work with the Virginia Department of Transportation and Youth Driver Task Force to ensure the area receives proper funding for road maintenance. He would also like to ensure public transportation options are available and safe for all who need them.
Jones also understands the board can play a critical role in promoting equality in Stafford County. He would like to increase government collaboration with organizations that support the elderly and individuals with disabilities. He wants to boost funding to county services like affordable housing and support for mental health issues. Additionally, he would like to see criminal justice reforms that ensure the district's residents are treated fairly and equally at all levels of the criminal justice system.
Keith Jones is running against Darrell English, a Republican and veteran of the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office. He currently serves on the Stafford County Planning Commission. His platform includes protecting public safety through increased staffing and resources for the county’s law enforcement. English is also a supporter of Glenn Youngkin’s campaign for Governor.
Due to his support for funding education, government transparency, and equity, Jones is the most progressive choice in this race.Last updated: 2021-09-15Keith Jones is a Democrat running to represent the Hartwood District on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors. A native of Detroit, he worked as a probation officer and customs inspector before joining the U.S.Keith Jones is a Democrat running to represent the Hartwood District on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors. A native of Detroit, he worked as a probation officer and customs inspector before joining the U.S.
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