MORRISBURG, Ont. – Del Jones wants to take another stab at municipal politics…this time as deputy mayor. The teacher and professional accountant announced today he wants to run for deputy mayor of South Dundas. Jones has served one four-year term as councillor in 2006. Most recently, he ran unsuccessfully for the provincial Liberal nomination in SD&SG, losing to John Earle.
But Jones has his sights set on cutting spending and reigning in taxes. “We had four very productive years when I was on council and we did not raise taxes. I intend to work with our next council to help prioritize and restrain spending with the goal of producing four budgets with no tax increases,” he said.
Jones has over 20 years of management experience and has helped several community organizations including the Morrisburg and District Lions Clubs and worked as treasurer of the Winchester hospital.
So far, Jones will have two challengers – incumbent Jim Locke and South Dundas Chamber of Commerce President Carl Matthews-McIntyre. South Dundas voters go to the polls October 27.