Jones to seek re-election

WEIRTON – Delegate Ronnie Jones, D-Hancock; recently will be seeking re-election to a third two-year term as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates.

Jones represents the citizens of the First District, which includes Hancock and a portion of Brooke counties.

Jones currently serves on the following House committees: Government Organization, Political Subdivisions, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security. He also is the vice chairman of the Pensions and Retirement Committee.

During the 2013 legislative session, Jones crafted legislation that enabled Weirton Medical Center to remain competitive with surrounding states to maintain quality healthcare for the residents of Brooke and Hancock counties.

Jones said he was involved in several other pieces of legislation which also passed, including an update to the state’s Amber Alert law to make it easier to report a missing child. In addition, a bill passed that requires insurance companies to cover maternity coverage for dependents and each child in West Virginia may now eat for free at school both breakfast and lunch.

“My focus in the state Legislature is to make our economy better,” Jones said. “I will continue working hard to make sure our citizens can stay in the area and make a decent living.”

Jones, a life-long resident of Weirton, is retired from the Weirton Area Water Board with 40 years of service. He has a son, Jonathan, who resides in Virginia and two grandsons, Jayson and Spencer.