A candidate for City Council Northwest seat (District 3), City of Spokane in the 2011 Washington General Election
City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: Runs program to help children who have a parent in prison
Education: Graduated from Ferris High School in 1995. Bachelor’s degree in geography from Eastern Washington University in 2007.
Career: Program manager of Mentoring Children of Promise, a youth program run by Goodwill Industries.
Political: This is Jones’ first run for office. Endorsed by Spokane County Democratic Party. Serves on the board of Richard Allen Enterprises, which runs the Emmanuel Family Life Center and the Richard Allen Youth Academy.
Family: Married. Has two school-age children.
More about Joy Jones
Spokane City Council hopefuls Steve Salvatori and Joy Jones explain why they think they would be the best next council member to serve District 3, which covers Northwest Spokane.
Residents of northwest Spokane have two appealing choices for the District 3 City Council position: Steve Salvatori and Joy Jones. The Spokesman-Review endorses Salvatori based on his experience as a small businessman concerned about the cumulative effect of recent fee and rate increases passed by the council.
The race to represent Northwest Spokane has turned into one about priorities. Is the top priority jobs, as Steve Salvatori argues, or is jobs one of many priorities, as Joy Jones says?
Candidates for Spokane City Council responded to 20 questions from The Spokesman-Review soon after filing to run for office. Because only two candidates filed to run for the Northwest seat, there wasn’t a primary and none of the responses given by Steve Salvatori and Joy Jones ran in the print edition until today. To read more questions and responses, go to The Spokesman-Review’s Election Center at spokesman.com/elections.
Joy Jones gives her positions on taxes, libraries, streets and other issues facing the city in The Spokesman-Review’s Spokane City Council candidate questionnaire. Jones faces Steve Salvatori in the race for a seat representing Northwest Spokane.