News From Rep. Jones

Thursday, March 9, 2017

DETROIT — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) is proud to have presented a tribute to Garden City resident Andrue Vader, who was named the 2016 Carpenter Apprentice of the Year by a statewide builders group. Jones gave Vader the tribute at the group’s annual meeting in February in Detroit.

“With up-and-coming tradesmen and women like Mr. Vader, the skilled trades have a bright future in Michigan,” Jones said. “I’m happy to bestow this tribute, which...

State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) presents a tribute to Andrue Vader, 2016 Carpenter Apprentice of the Year, on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Detroit.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

INKSTER — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) expressed his continued support for the city of Inkster after Mayor Byron Nolen gave his State of the City address last week at the Booker T. Dozier Recreational Center. Jones, who was a member of the Inkster City Council before becoming state representative, was proud to have taken part in changes to the city charter that shift power away from an appointed city manager and move it to...

State and local officials pose after the Inkster State of the City address on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at the Booker T. Dozier Recreational Center in Inkster. From left to right are state Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster), Inkster City Councilwoman Sandra Watley, Councilman Clarence Oden Jr., Councilman Steve Chisolm, Mayor Byron Nolen, Councilman Timothy Williams, state Sen. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) and Councilwoman Connie Mitchell.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

“During Gov. Snyder’s six years in office, there have been many failures of leadership. The Flint water crisis, the deplorable conditions in Detroit Public Schools — both of which are direct results of bad decision-making by emergency managers — the dissolution of Inkster Public Schools and our deteriorating roads come to my mind. That being said, I am glad he has offered solutions to these problems, and as we begin a new legislative term, I...

Friday, January 13, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) was selected today to serve as Deputy House Democratic Caucus Chairperson under newly-elected Democratic Caucus Chairperson state Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor). Rep. Jones is beginning his first term in the state House of Representatives this month.

“I have been impressed and inspired by Rep. Jones long before he came to serve in the state House, so he seemed like an excellent choice to help me bring our...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — Wayne County-based members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus were ceremonially sworn in to serve in the Michigan House of Representatives for the 99th Legislature in 2017-18. The seven Greater Wayne County Democratic representatives said that their priorities in office will mirror those of the working families, seniors and students of Southeast Michigan.

“Michigan government needs to get back to serving the people and communities of this state, not wealthy special interests and...

State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) takes the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the state Capitol in Lansing. With him are his father, Lyndon Jones, his mother, Octavia Smith, his sister Shaina Jones and his staff, Preston Peterson and Javion Johnson.