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Thaddeus M. Jones was sworn in as State Representative of the 29th Representative District in January 2011. He is promoting a platform of employment opportunities for families, expanded crime prevention and youth programs, and his strong advocacy for education will help to unify the district. Thaddeus has been a staunch supporter of education, fighting for teachersí rights and working closely with the community college system in his representative district. He will fight for property tax relief and fairness in education funding that does not use the property values of a neighborhood to determine the amount of funding a school receives.
In 1997, Thaddeus Jones made history when he became the first African-American Alderman of the Third Ward of Calumet City. He is serving his fourth term as Alderman and is Chairman of the Ordinance and Resolutions Committee.
Through his Jones Foundation, Thaddeus has raised over $50,000 to benefit local teens and their families. He awards 10 annual scholarships to local high school students and provides counseling programs for victims of domestic abuse and residents affected by HIV/AIDS.
Thaddeus formerly served as President of the Thornton Township Young Democrats, Student Trustee of South Suburban College, and board member of the Calumet City Library Board. He currently serves as Honorary Chairman of the Thornton Township Young Democrats.
Among his many accomplishments, Thaddeus is a proud father of two sons and is the son of William and Devola Jones. Thaddeus graduated from Bloom Trail High School and received his Bachelorís Degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola University.
Jones represents all or parts of Calumet City, Dolton, Burnham, Ford Heights, Lansing, Lynwood, Glenwood, Thornton and South Holland, as well as a portion of Harvey and the 9th Ward of Chicago, which includes all of Roseland and Altgeld Garden communities.
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