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DailyPress: Newport News Mayor Phillip Jones advocates for housing, transportation funding during White House visit

Phillip Jones officially took over the role of Newport News mayor on Jan. 1. But before then, he got a jump start on advocating for the city’s needs. Jones traveled to Washington, D.C., on Dec. 16 to meet with senior leadership of the Biden administration at the White House, where he advocated for federal funding for transportation and housing in Newport News. By Josh Janey // Photo by Kendall Warner, Virginian-Pilot Read the full article: https://www.dailypress.com/government/local/dp-nw-phillip-jones-white-house-20230103-w5dweobcinb3rnfvvwa7zxsztu-story.html

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Black Virginia: Phillip Jones, 33, to Be Sworn in as One of America’s Youngest Mayors on Jan. 10

At 33, Phillip Jones will be among the youngest Mayors in the United States when he takes office in eight days. Jones will be sworn in on Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. in Newport News. He will be the city’s 27th Mayor, succeeding McKinley Price, 73, who took office in July of 2010. On Nov. 8, Jones won a competitive mayor’s race in Newport News against several known elect officials who were members of the Newport News City Council. Few were able to predict what the outcome would be, but Jones came out on top as the decisive victor. Even

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Yahoo: Here’s What Some Newly-Elected Black Mayors Want From The White House

Affordable housing. Clean drinking water. Transit and mobility. Those are just a few of the issues that newly-elected mayors from across the country went to the White House late last week to tell the Biden Administration they’d like help with once they take office. In total, some 14 mayors representing cities as distant as Long Beach, Calif., Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Providence, R.I., convened with the secretaries of Labor, Housing and Transportation as well as the White House’s American Rescue Plan coordinator, the director of intergovernmental affairs and the national climate advisor. Philip Jones, who’s already been sworn in as

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Black Mayors Talk Federal Support For Local Issues At White House Gathering

A group of newly elected mayors recently gathered at the White House to talk with administration officials about the concerns and challenges facing small to mid-size cities in several critical areas of the country. The Biden Administration welcomed the group of newly elected mayors to speak with administration officials about the pressing needs facing their respective communities.  Newport News Mayor-elect Phillip Jones rounded out the conversation with NewsOne, noting that his role as mayor was being a “bridge builder.”  “You should be able to link up your news to state and federal-level resources. This is, I believe, the first time

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White House: Meeting with Newly-Elected Mayors

Friday, President Biden dropped by a meeting with a bipartisan group of 13 newly-elected mayors and mayors-elect to congratulate them on their elections and emphasize the importance of the strong partnership with this Administration and local governments. The mayors and mayors-elect discussed key initiatives around public safety and housing, as well as implementation of the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, CHIPS and Science Act, and Inflation Reduction Act which are leading to unprecedented job creation and an economy that is being rebuilt from the bottom up and middle out. Earlier in the day, the mayors and mayors-elect met with Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, Secretary of Labor Martin

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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. Read the full article: https://www.dailypress.com/government/elections/dp-nw-newport-news-phillip-jones-profile-20221116-kmwplgnhvngudludlzferwgoze-story.html

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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

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WAVY: Phillip Jones declares victory in Newport News mayor race

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Phillip Jones has declared victory in the race to be Newport News’ next mayor. The current planning commissioner has garnered 40% of the unofficial vote with 45 of 47 precincts reporting, over opponents Vice Mayor Saundra Cherry, Councilwoman Tina Vick, Councilman David Jenkins. The race has been the most expensive in the city’s history with nearly $327,000 raised so far between the four candidates running. Jones will succeed Mayor McKinley Price, who decided not to run for a fourth term. When it is all said and done, this will likely be the highest votes cast

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WAVY: Candidate Profile: Phillip Jones

Phillip Jones is a candidate for Newport News mayor. His name will appear on the ballot on Nov. 8, 2022. 10 On Your Side reached out to all of the candidates running in this race. If you do not see the candidate listed with a profile, we did not receive one. See who is on your ballot by viewing the candidate lists on the Virginia Department of Elections website. Name: Phillip Jones Race: Newport News Mayor Website: Phillip Jones for Mayor WAVY.com November 8 Voter GuideBiography: Phillip Jones is a management consultant with a global firm, advising companies on strategy,

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Daily Press: 4 candidates face off in Newport News mayoral race

NEWPORT NEWS — Residents of Newport News will begin casting ballots to select a new city mayor this Friday. Although Election Day is Nov. 8, early in-person voting starts at the end of the week. Bigger and better: Newest Navy carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, will deploy from Norfolk on MondayCity Council members Saundra Cherry, David Jenkins and Tina Vick — along with businessman and Marine Corps veteran Phillip Jones — are all vying for the mayor’s seat. Incumbent Mayor McKinley Price opted not to seek a fourth term. Jones is outpacing his opponents in fundraising by an overwhelming margin,

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DailyPress: Newport News Mayor Phillip Jones advocates for housing, transportation funding during White House visit

Phillip Jones officially took over the role of Newport News mayor on Jan. 1. But before then, he got a jump start on advocating for the city’s needs. Jones traveled to Washington, D.C., on Dec. 16 to meet with senior leadership of the Biden administration at the White House, where he advocated for federal funding for transportation and housing in Newport News. By Josh Janey // Photo by Kendall Warner, Virginian-Pilot Read the full article: https://www.dailypress.com/government/local/dp-nw-phillip-jones-white-house-20230103-w5dweobcinb3rnfvvwa7zxsztu-story.html

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Black Virginia: Phillip Jones, 33, to Be Sworn in as One of America’s Youngest Mayors on Jan. 10

At 33, Phillip Jones will be among the youngest Mayors in the United States when he takes office in eight days. Jones will be sworn in on Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. in Newport News. He will be the city’s 27th Mayor, succeeding McKinley Price, 73, who took office in July of 2010. On Nov. 8, Jones won a competitive mayor’s race in Newport News against several known elect officials who were members of the Newport News City Council. Few were able to predict what the outcome would be, but Jones came out on top as the decisive victor. Even

Read More »

Yahoo: Here’s What Some Newly-Elected Black Mayors Want From The White House

Affordable housing. Clean drinking water. Transit and mobility. Those are just a few of the issues that newly-elected mayors from across the country went to the White House late last week to tell the Biden Administration they’d like help with once they take office. In total, some 14 mayors representing cities as distant as Long Beach, Calif., Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Providence, R.I., convened with the secretaries of Labor, Housing and Transportation as well as the White House’s American Rescue Plan coordinator, the director of intergovernmental affairs and the national climate advisor. Philip Jones, who’s already been sworn in as

Read More »

Black Mayors Talk Federal Support For Local Issues At White House Gathering

A group of newly elected mayors recently gathered at the White House to talk with administration officials about the concerns and challenges facing small to mid-size cities in several critical areas of the country. The Biden Administration welcomed the group of newly elected mayors to speak with administration officials about the pressing needs facing their respective communities.  Newport News Mayor-elect Phillip Jones rounded out the conversation with NewsOne, noting that his role as mayor was being a “bridge builder.”  “You should be able to link up your news to state and federal-level resources. This is, I believe, the first time

Read More »

White House: Meeting with Newly-Elected Mayors

Friday, President Biden dropped by a meeting with a bipartisan group of 13 newly-elected mayors and mayors-elect to congratulate them on their elections and emphasize the importance of the strong partnership with this Administration and local governments. The mayors and mayors-elect discussed key initiatives around public safety and housing, as well as implementation of the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, CHIPS and Science Act, and Inflation Reduction Act which are leading to unprecedented job creation and an economy that is being rebuilt from the bottom up and middle out. Earlier in the day, the mayors and mayors-elect met with Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, Secretary of Labor Martin

Read More »

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. Read the full article: https://www.dailypress.com/government/elections/dp-nw-newport-news-phillip-jones-profile-20221116-kmwplgnhvngudludlzferwgoze-story.html

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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

Read More »

WAVY: Phillip Jones declares victory in Newport News mayor race

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Phillip Jones has declared victory in the race to be Newport News’ next mayor. The current planning commissioner has garnered 40% of the unofficial vote with 45 of 47 precincts reporting, over opponents Vice Mayor Saundra Cherry, Councilwoman Tina Vick, Councilman David Jenkins. The race has been the most expensive in the city’s history with nearly $327,000 raised so far between the four candidates running. Jones will succeed Mayor McKinley Price, who decided not to run for a fourth term. When it is all said and done, this will likely be the highest votes cast

Read More »

WAVY: Candidate Profile: Phillip Jones

Phillip Jones is a candidate for Newport News mayor. His name will appear on the ballot on Nov. 8, 2022. 10 On Your Side reached out to all of the candidates running in this race. If you do not see the candidate listed with a profile, we did not receive one. See who is on your ballot by viewing the candidate lists on the Virginia Department of Elections website. Name: Phillip Jones Race: Newport News Mayor Website: Phillip Jones for Mayor WAVY.com November 8 Voter GuideBiography: Phillip Jones is a management consultant with a global firm, advising companies on strategy,

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Daily Press: 4 candidates face off in Newport News mayoral race

NEWPORT NEWS — Residents of Newport News will begin casting ballots to select a new city mayor this Friday. Although Election Day is Nov. 8, early in-person voting starts at the end of the week. Bigger and better: Newest Navy carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, will deploy from Norfolk on MondayCity Council members Saundra Cherry, David Jenkins and Tina Vick — along with businessman and Marine Corps veteran Phillip Jones — are all vying for the mayor’s seat. Incumbent Mayor McKinley Price opted not to seek a fourth term. Jones is outpacing his opponents in fundraising by an overwhelming margin,

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