Special to the
Opelika Observer

Opelika councilwoman and Democrat Pat ‘Patsy’ Jones recently announced her candidacy for the Alabama House of Representatives District 83, which covers parts of Lee and Russell counties.
Jones, who represents Ward 1, has served on the Opelika City Council, for the last 23 years. She is presently President Pro Tem of the council.
During her tenure in local government, Jones said she believes that she has had a solid track record for supporting legislation enhancing the welfare of people in Ward 1 and Opelika, for promoting economic development, and for working and supporting public safety and public education in Opelika City Schools.
“My record over the past 23 years shows that I am dedicated to enhancing the lives of the citizens I represent. I believe I have the leadership needed in Montgomery; and as a result, I can hit the road running with my dedication and experience,” Jones said.
Jones received her high school education from J.W. Darden High School in 1969. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1972 from Alabama State University, and in 1979 she received her Master of Education degree.
She has 24 years of teaching in Tallapoosa County and 13 years as Alabama Education Association (AEA) UniServ Director of District 19 Lee, Chambers, and Tallapoosa counties.
Additionally, she has completed the Basic and Advanced Certification in Municipal Government.
Jones said that she plans to continue to improve and support the progress of the state especially in education, healthcare, economic development, prison reform and all other good legislation for the people in District 83 and Alabama.
Jones can be contacted at 334-745- 6656 home, 334-559- 2214 cell, and jonespatricia687@gmail.com.