"After carefully examining the facts, the Chronicle endorses Jones for re-election and urges voters to return her to City Hall for a final term." – The Houston Chronicle
"City Council Members aren't supposed to just be voices for power brokers; they're supposed stand up for average citizens. That's exactly what Jolanda Jones does and that's why I'll be standing with her on Election Day." – Chris Bell, Former Member of Congress and Democratic Nominee for Governor
As a council member, I have worked to expand economic opportunities and equality for all Houstonians.
I negotiated changes to the water rate and drainage fee that provided for increased fairness to the poor, seniors and the disabled. I advocated for property rights and flooding mitigation across the city. I pushed for city leaders to recognize the will of the voters and turn off red-light cameras — and I spoke up against police brutality. I worked to shed light on the serious problems at the HPD Crime Lab and refused to back down while innocent people were being convicted and criminals were going free.
I take very seriously my role as an advocate for the people of Houston. As your council member, I will always take a stand on the issues that matter to you. I will continue to speak up for citizens that have no voice in decision-making at City Hall. I look forward to continuing to work with the mayor and my fellow council members to address the issues you elected us to resolve.
I want to continue making progress for Houstonians — and I need your help to do it. Please join my campaign today by making a contribution or following us on Facebook, where our community of supporters is interacting every day. Sign up for email updates or call (713) 978-7701 or email Jolanda@JolandaJones.com to join our campaign today.
I look forward to continuing to serve you.