Bloomberg: Introducing some of America’s newest mayors

At 33, Phillip Jones is among the youngest of America’s newest mayors. Born to a mother and father who were both U.S. Air Force pilots, Jones attended the U.S. Naval Academy and served six years in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer. After earning joint graduate degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, he returned home to Newport News and served on the city’s Planning Commission. Jones is focused on public safety, education, and says he will appoint a chief innovation officer as part of a plan to improve City Hall services. Speaking shortly after his election night win, Jones said: “Newport News can be a city where everyone has access to their rights, everyone can feel safe in their communities, and everyone can have a quality education.”

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