July 1, 2016
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Jones will seek reelection in Rainsville

Nick Jones and family

Jones will seek reelection in Rainsville

By Joseph M. Morgan

joseph@southerntorch.com

RAINSVILLE, Ala.— Rainsville Mayor Nick Jones announced last week that he will seek reelection as the city’s mayor. Municipal elections will be held Aug. 23, 2016 to select a mayor and town council with a run-off on October 4, 2016, if necessary.

Elected in 2012, Jones has been selected as DeKalb County Mayor of the Year each of the past three years. Jones says he will continue to focus on improving Rainsville’s finances. Jones, a banker by trade, has achieved cumulative budget surpluses of more than $450,000 during his first four years in office.

“That is $450,000 of taxpayer money that was budgeted to be spent, but through responsible financial management, Rainsville still met our obligations without this spending,” Jones said. “Your city is doing more for you today than ever before with a smaller government.

“I am committed to continuing to cut out wasteful spending and growing our tax base with more jobs, more good paying jobs with less wasteful spending, and an efficiently run city government supports a better future for everyone. Private industry and small businesses, not bigger government, are the lifeblood of our local jobs and economy. I want our city to continue to be a great place to live, work and raise our families.”

Jones was born and raised in Rainsville and graduated from Plainview High School. He attended college at Auburn University where he earned his undergraduate degree prior to graduating from the Alabama Banking School.

Jones works as a loan officer at First State Bank of DeKalb in Fort Payne. He and his wife Lindsey Cuzzort Jones live in Rainsville where they are raising their young son, Jackson Glen Jones.

Jones says all leaders should strive to operate with transparency and honesty in governance.

“Managing our city government in a transparent, efficient manner has been, continues to be, and will always be, a top priority of mine,” Jones said. “Throughout this term, I have strived to be the leader I feel most citizens expect: strong principles, deliberate in thought and speech, quick to listen, and slow to anger. It has been important to me that I be the kind of leader Rainsville can be proud of.

Jones says he believes the city of Rainsville is in a position to continue to grow and prosper. He looks to the formative years of his youth as key in forming a logical, calm approach to problem solving and conflict resolution.

“I believe creative, modern thinking and good Sand Mountain common sense is the recipe needed to best achieve Rainsville’s goals. There is no doubt in my mind, our best days are ahead and growth and prosperity are imminent. Let’s collectively steer this growth in the direction we want it go and together lay the groundwork for the next 60 years of Rainsville history.

“I know the future is bright and I want to serve YOU, the people of Rainsville, as The People’s Mayor. I ask for your support and I ask for your vote on August 23rd, 2016.”

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