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New ASA President Sheriff Jay Jones

Longtime Alabama Gazette contributor Sheriff Derrick Cunningham’s service as President of the Alabama Sheriff’s Association (since January 2020) came to a close with installation of Sheriff Jay Jones last month. One can easily imagine Sheriff Cunningham, among the most respected Gazette supporters, was ready for a break after quickly walking into the Covid response quagmire. Perhaps Sheriff Cunningham could impose on Sheriff Jones to submit articles of interest at times as his succeeding President.
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Jay Jones Inducted as President of Sheriff’s Association

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones was inducted as the president of the Alabama Sheriff’s Association during a ceremony last week in Opelika. “Tonight is special and our purpose is to mark the occasion of a transfer of leadership for our, no, for your association,” Jones said. Jones succeeded...

Norfolk Delegate Jay Jones resigns from Virginia House

Del. Jay Jones, a Democratic member of the Virginia House from Norfolk who mounted a serious but unsuccessful primary challenge in the race for attorney general this year, announced Thursday he was resigning his seat. In a public letter, the two-term House member said the decision to step away by the end of the year was based on a desire to prioritize time with his family as he and his wife prepare to welcome their first child.

Pair of Navy vets to compete in 89th House District special election for seat vacated by Del. Jay Jones

A pair of Navy vets were selected Tuesday in Norfolk to face off in the special election for Virginia’s vacated 89th House District seat. Democrat Jackie Glass and Republican Giovanni Dolmo will appear on the ballot during the Jan. 11 special election. Glass beat out two other Democratic candidates — Alicia E. Smith and Dante’ Walston — in the “firehouse caucus” hosted five days after Norfolk ...

Del. Jay Jones to resign from House of Delegates at end of year

Norfolk Del. Jay Jones announced Thursday he will resign from his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates at the end of the year after winning reelection last month. The Democrat’s resignation comes after he announced Tuesday that he and his wife are expecting their first child. Jones, 32, said in an announcement via public letter he’s ready to make fatherhood “the highest priority” in his life. ...
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Former AG nomination candidate Jay Jones stepping down from House seat

News, press releases, letters to the editor: Jay Jones, who mounted a challenge to Attorney General Mark Herring in the spring primary season, announced today that he will be stepping down from his House of Delegates seat. The Norfolk Democrat won re-election in the 89th District with just short...

Jay Jones wins third term in 89th House District

Democrat Del. Jay Jones won his third term by defeating Republican real estate developer Hahns Copeland in the 89th House District, which includes part of Norfolk. The Associated Press called the race at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday. Jones, an attorney, has represented the district since 2018. Jones was a co-patron on legislation that abolished Virginia’s death penalty this year. He sponsored another ...

Preview: Jay Jones tries to keep 89th House District seat, faces Hahns Copeland

House incumbent Jay Jones, a Democrat, is running for reelection against real estate developer Hahns Copeland, a Republican, in the 89th District. The district comprises part of Norfolk and leans strongly Democratic. Jones has held the seat since 2018. Jones, a partner at the Norfolk law firm Bischoff Martingayle, sponsored successful bills this year that abolished Virginia’s death penalty and ...

To Toast … or To Roast? Sheriff Jay Jones is Roasted for a Cause

The 7th annual Greater Peace Development Corporation Roast was held this past weekend with lots of laughter. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones agreed to serve as the ‘roastee’ for the event — offering himself up as candidate. All was in good fun — roasters took turns making jokes, but offering...

Greater Peace Community Development Corporation to “Roast” Jay Jones

Have you met Lee County’s Sheriff Jay Jones? Well, if not, the perfect opportunity would be at an upcoming roast of Jones hosted by the Greater Peace Community Development Corporation (GPCDC). The roast is an annual event that raises money for the corporation, which works to help underserved youth in...