Jones said he is concerned about keeping Long Beach residents in their homes in the face of rising expenses and taxes. He said the city is facing pending legal issues and court judgments related to development that have increased taxes on taxpayers. He said the City Council needs a homegrown resident without an agenda. He has vowed not to run for higher office if elected to the City Council. Jones said, if elected, he would stop cronyism appointments in City Hall and attack overdevelopment in the city. Jones said he supports normal-sized development and has joined the Republican ticket in a lawsuit against zoning changes to develop the Superblock property. He said he will work with the City Council to hold taxes stable. Jones said the council needs a new Republican majority to move the city forward.
Jones, 35, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines. He is a lifelong Long Beach resident and graduate of Long Beach High School. He received an associate degree from Nassau Community College and completed an apprentice program with a sheet metal training facility in Jamaica. Jones is a Local 28 union sheet metal worker. He is a volunteer with the Waterfront Warriors aid program for veterans and the Surf For All program, providing water activities to children with disabilities. He is married.