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What Is David Jones Spending All His Money On?

October 31st, 2012 by jake · 4 Comments

Things like these generic, over-produced mail pieces:


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Fun fact? All kinds of people who don’t live in the 2nd District are receiving his campaign material (that’s how we got our hands on them).

Jones may well be the best man for the job but one wonders if he actually believes he’s just a man of the people. Or if the average voter in the 2nd District believes a guy sitting on tens of millions of dollars can comprehend the needs and desires of the average working class student.

One also has to wonder how his close ties to Donna Hargens will be overlooked or if they’re a potential conflict of interest. For those unaware: Jones was sending letters back and forth, having meetings and working with others a few months ago when all the JCPS scandals broke out over bad hirings and such. He was also attempting to get his friend – who we will not name out of courtesy – a sweet gig. They deserved the job but this sort of thing has raised our eyebrow since he announced his candidacy.

Possibility City.

Tags: Education · JCPS · Politics · Transparency

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Debbie // Oct 31, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Power and prestige, he wants a seat at the table.

  • 2 jake // Oct 31, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    He’ll probably do a decent job.

    Just an awkward way to go about it.

    And unfortunately for him, as an elected official, every single thing he does will be scrutinized in business and with the board of ed. He has no idea what he’s signed up for.

  • 3 Debbie Linnig Michals // Nov 1, 2012 at 2:55 am

    I think he will do a great job….sometimes when you are not accountable to someone for a paycheck it gives you freedom to think differently and out of the box. Your right he will be held to a different standard and as long as he remembers that he will be fine. Public service is a good thing.

  • 4 jake // Nov 1, 2012 at 7:20 am

    “sometimes when you are not accountable to someone for a paycheck it gives you freedom to think differently and out of the box.”

    THIS! SO much of this.

    It’s a shame David Jones is listening to people who tell him it’s a terrible idea to be honest and to talk about his massive wealth and how he got it. I think it’s a good thing.

    He’s absolutely, 100% not a man of the people. But what he is? Is a man who doesn’t have to answer to anyone for a paycheck, as you pointed out, and that can be a good thing when it comes to education. He just needs to quit this overproduced, PR exec vanilla shit right away.

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