LC Jones, who is among the candidates vying for a seat on Martinsville City Council met with local religious leaders on Aug. 13, and presented information about his background, qualifications, and dedication.
Currently Jones is a School Resource Officer (SRO) at Martinsville Middle School and has been with the Martinsville Police Department for eight years. A Martinsville native, Jones graduated from Fieldale-Collinsville High School in 1999 and later graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Jones’ platform is based on several issues, including Martinsville’s increasing eviction rate, homelessness, mental health issues, and the fact that he said the city leads the state of Virginia in incarcerations.
While Jones believes that Martinsville and Henry County should work together for the benefit of both parties, he is firmly against reversion. He said reversion will cause more problems for the city than it will solve, such as double taxation, displacement of students, and the issue of job loss among city employees.