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Billy Jones (New York politician)

D. Billy Jones is the Assembly member for the 115th District of the New York State Assembly. He is a Democrat. The district includes Clinton and Franklin counties as well as a portion of St. Lawrence County.

Billy Jones
Member of the New York Assembly from the 115th District
Assumed office
January 1, 2017
Preceded by Janet Duprey
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Website Official website

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Life and careerEdit

Jones is a lifelong resident of the North Country, growing up on a dairy farm.[1] Following high school, Jones began work as a corrections officer with the New York Department of Corrections, where he worked for nearly twenty years.[2] Jones has one daughter.[3]

First elected to public office in 2009, Jones first served as Mayor of Chateaugay, New York for four years and was elected to the Franklin County Legislature in 2010.[4] He served as the Chairman of the legislature in from 2013 to 2016.

New York State AssemblyEdit

In 2016, Republican Assemblymember Janet Duprey announced that she would not seek re-election, opening up a possibly competitive seat.[5] Jones was recruited by the Democratic caucus, and decided ultimately to jump into the race. Facing Republican Kevin A. Mulverhill in the general election, Jones won by a 52% to 48% margin.

Jones was sworn in for his first term on January 1, 2017.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Janet Duprey
New York Assembly, 115th District
2017–present
Incumbent