2019 City Council District 4 Candidate
Curtis Jones Jr.
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Philly Progressives Profile
Candidate questionnaire: Not completed
Jones is a Philadelphia native who attended the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the board of several nonprofits, and he is currently seeking his fourth term.
All position stances below come from the official council bio and his campaign site.
Criminal justice reform
Supported decriminalization of marijuana possession
Helped pass legislation to allow police officers to issue a $100 fine instead of arresting people in certain non-violent cases
Helped pass “ban the box” legislation, which prohibits employers from inquiring about past criminal convictions
Author of a “good cause” bill, which requires landlords to have specific reasons for evicting tenants
Supported a moratorium on sheriff’s sales in 2011
Authored a bill to require 5% of the Community Development Block Grant to go towards mixed-use development
Helped pass a Home Rule Charter amendment to make the Mayor’s Commission on African American Males permanent
Supported legislation that strengthened protections for paid sick leave, pay equity, and a fair work week