Phyllis A. Jones running for Fredonia trustee

Phyllis A. Jones has been endorsed by the Democratic and Taxpayers’ Party to run for Village Trustee in the March election in Fredonia. She has been a Fredonia resident for most of her life and is the daughter of the late Marion and Daniel Jones, who served as a trustee for the village in the early 1960s under Mayor Russell Joy’s leadership.

She was previously married and has two children, Alice (John) Przybycien of Sheridan and Gretchen Holser, who resides in a local group home in the village. Jones has two granddaughters, Meredith and Carolyn Przybycien, who attend FCS.

Jones graduated from Fredonia Central School and attended Jamestown Community College, receiving an associate’s degree in nursing. She was employed for 20 years in area hospitals as an ICU and emergency room nurse. She spent the last 22 years of her nursing career working as a registered nurse in the CASA department of the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services. She has been retired for the past five years and enjoys spending time with her granddaughters and keeping up with politics.

She presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Resource Center in Jamestown and has been a member of the Fredonia Zoning Board of Appeals for the past five years, after having served on the board for 10 years in the 1990s.

Rotary has given Jones the opportunity to serve the community through its many projects and she is a past president, assistant governor for District 7090, and secretary of the club. She is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and presently serves on the board of directors.

Now that she is retired, Jones has the ability to devote her full energies to fulfilling the position of trustee. If elected, she looks forward to working cooperatively with the members of the village board as they continue to address the water quality issues, retaining existing processing facilities, providing services to the village in a cost-effective manner, and promoting the startup of small businesses in the downtown area. It is imperative that the board become proactive in maintaining the businesses that serve the community.

Her request is that “regardless of your political affiliation, please get out and exercise your right to vote to elect the candidate of your choice. On March 11, please consider giving me the opportunity to work for you.”