Jones announces bid for circuit clerk
Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 17, 2011
Local attorney Amy Jones has declared her candidacy for the Republican nomination for Covington County Circuit Clerk.
Jones, who will run on the Republican ticket, said she believes that her master’s in business administration degree and her career as an attorney will enable her to provide a unique perspective on the inner workings of the position of Circuit Clerk.
“The circuit clerk acts as the chief administrator and fiscal officer for the local court system,” Jones said. “My business and legal background provides me with the firm understanding of how the court and the circuit clerk work together to make our judicial system run smoothly.
“This understanding is particularly important because of the budget cuts that our judicial system is constantly facing,” she said. “The greatest impact of the budget cuts is felt by the most vulnerable members of our state: children, crime victims, single parents and those in abusive relationships. My main focus as circuit clerk will be to provide a clerk’s office that is always available to the people.”
Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in financial management and political science from the
University of North Alabama; a master of business administration from Samford University; and a juris doctorate from Jones Law School. She clerked for Judge Sam Taylor with the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. For more than 19 years, Jones served as a staff attorney for Judge H. W. “Bucky” McMillan with the Alabama
Court of Criminal Appeals, the longest serving Republican appellate judge in Alabama. She currently practices law with the law firm of Jones and Jones in Andalusia. She is a member of the Covington County Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar Association and the Covington County Republican Party. She currently serves on the Covington County Mental Health Board and is also president of the Covington County Chapter of the University of Alabama Alumni Association.
Jones is married to John Fletcher Jones Jr., and they have one son, Trip. They are members of Central Church of Christ in Andalusia.