EUREKA—Autum Jones has announced her candidacy for the Woodford County Board in the March 17 Republican primary election. She resides in town with her husband, Mark and their one-year-old daughter, and is running for the board’s District 3, which includes Metamora, Cruger, Olio and Montgomery Townships. She currently works as a congressional staffer for U.S. Representative Darin LaHood and also coaches the Eureka Middle School cheerleading team.
“I always knew I wanted to raise a family in a great community with an excellent school district and since my husband grew up here, I knew Eureka would be a great place for us,” said Jones in a prepared statement. “I’m running for county board to ensure that we preserve our values and maintain a bright future, not only for children like my daughter, but for small business owners such as my husband, for the farmers and young families like many of our friends and for our grandparents and other retirees.”
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Jones describes herself as an experienced constituent advocate, having previously worked as a liaison for the Illinois Department of Revenue before working for LaHood. She holds a master's degree in public administration and is currently working on her doctorate in the same field.