2019 City Council District 4 Candidate


Curtis Jones Jr.

Party: Democrat
Previous occupations: n/a
Campaign Website
Philly Progressives Profile
Candidate questionnaire: Not completed
Contact information:
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.


This candidate has declined to answer a candidate questionnaire.

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

Civil rights

  • 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