2019 City Council District 4 Candidate

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Curtis Jones Jr.

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

Positions

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

Housing

  • 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