Del Jones ready to run

MORRISBURG – Tuesday, Del Jones announced that he intends to seek election to South Dundas council.

Jones told The Leader that he will seek election as councillor. He will file his nomination papers as soon as he gathers the 25 endorsements needed as part of the process.

The 64 year old Morrisburg resident said councillor best fits with the time he has available as he is now commuting to Russell for work.

“I have a lifetime of experience to offer South Dundas voters including four years as a member of South Dundas council,” said Jones in a media release.

He once served a four year term as councillor from 2006-2010.

“By all accounts we had four very productive years,” said Jones. “I’m sure I can make a positive contribution going forward.”

Along with his experience as a South Dundas councillor, Jones has 20 years of management experience and 13 years in public education.

“There is always a need for someone with experience,” said Jones. He adds that his background has given him not only knowledge, but contacts that can be a benefit to this community that he loves.

“I’ve been thinking about running for a while, but what really made up my mind was spending a great weekend at the Morrisburg Mets reunion. It served as a great reminder of how great things were for me growing up in this community,” he said adding that he wants to be part of being able to do something to commemorate this community’s great recreation heritage.

“We’ve just been through a fairly traumatic experience with the threat of school closures. I would think it would be beneficial to have someone (on council) who has a good rapport with the MPP, experience in public education and an understanding of the issues.”

Jones is now in his 14th year as a secondary school teacher with the Upper Canada District School Board.

He is also a professional accountant (CPA, CMA) with over 25 years of business experience.

He was a member of the Morrisburg and District Lions Club for 10 years and was treasurer of Winchester District Memorial Hospital.