Billy Jones (New York politician)

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Billy Jones
Member of the New York Assembly from the 115th District
Assumed office
January 1, 2017
Preceded byJanet Duprey
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
WebsiteOfficial website

D. Billy Jones is the Assembly member for the 115th District of the New York State Assembly. He is a Democrat. The district includes Clinton and Franklin counties as well as a portion of St. Lawrence County.

Life and career[edit]

Jones is a lifelong resident of the North Country, growing up on a dairy farm.[1] Following high school, Jones began work as a corrections officer with the New York Department of Corrections, where he worked for nearly twenty years.[2] Jones has one daughter.[3]

First elected to public office in 2009, Jones first served as Mayor of Chateaugay, New York for four years and was elected to the Franklin County Legislature in 2010.[4] He served as the Chairman of the legislature in from 2013 to 2016.

New York State Assembly[edit]

In 2016, Republican Assemblymember Janet Duprey announced that she would not seek re-election, opening up a possibly competitive seat.[5] Jones was recruited by the Democratic caucus, and decided ultimately to jump into the race. Facing Republican Kevin A. Mulverhill in the general election, Jones won by a 52% to 48% margin.

Jones was sworn in for his first term on January 1, 2017.[6] With no opponent in the race, he was reelected in 2018 for a second term.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assemblyman Billy Jones takes oath in Malone". Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  2. ^ "Jones to take oath of office for Assembly". Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  3. ^ "Jones heads to Albany - Sun Community News & Printing". Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  4. ^ Strzepa, Liz. "Dozen new politicians take oath of office in Franklin County". Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  5. ^ DaSilva, Staci. "Meet the Candidate: Billy Jones for 115th Assembly District -". Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  6. ^ "Billy Jones rallies supporters in Plattsburgh". Retrieved 2017-01-10.

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Janet Duprey
New York Assembly, 115th District
2017–present
Incumbent