Peter Milliken, left, former House of Commons Speaker and Kingston-area MP and Del Jones, S, D-SG Liberal association member. Jones is seeking the local provincial Liberal nomination.
CORNWALL, Ontario - Long-time local Liberal party member Del Jones is also seeking the provincial Grit nomination.
Jones made the announcement on the weekend, just hours after local filmmaker and entrepreneur John Earle made a similar move.
"This is a critical time in the history of our province and I believe that I can make a difference," Jones said. “I have the experience, skills and ability to get things done that will ensure my success as a representative of SDSG. And most importantly, I am driven to do what’s right, and what’s fair.”
Jones has a broad range of experience. He is a professional accountant with more than 20 years of management experience with some of Canada’s most successful corporations. He is now in his ninth year of a second career as a secondary school teacher with the Upper Canada District School Board. He has also served a four-year term as a South Dundas municipal councillor and performed the duties of treasurer for the Winchester District Memorial Hospital.
“I am a quick study”, said Jones. “Whether it is understanding the intricacies of the dairy industry, or municipal taxation, I can grasp the issues and drill down to find common sense solutions to difficult problems”, he said. “I think I have been preparing for this challenge all of my life. I want to find creative solutions to the serious problems we face and ensure Ontario fully recovers from the devastation brought on by the 2008 financial crisis. And, I will work tirelessly to return high-paying jobs to Cornwall and SDSG.”