Daily Press: Mayor-elect Phillip Jones hopes to bring change, fresh perspective to Newport News

Marine Corps veteran, businessman and Harvard graduate Phillip Jones made history last week by becoming the youngest African American elected as Newport News mayor after incumbent McKinley Price decided not to seek another term.

Jones, 33, defeated three City Council members — Vice Mayor Saundra Cherry, David Jenkins and Tina Vick — by a substantial margin in the Nov. 8 election, winning 40% of the vote.

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