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Ray Jones (Canadian politician)

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Ray Jones
City of Calgary Councillor
Assumed office
September 21, 1993
Preceded by Yvonne Fritz
Constituency Ward 5
Personal details
Born November 1, 1952
Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
Spouse(s) Wendy
Residence Rundle
Website Official Website
Twitter

Ray Jones is a municipal politician who currently serves as Councillor of Ward 5 in Calgary, Alberta. He was elected in the 1993 byelection for Ward 5.

Awards[edit | edit source]

In recognition of his significant contributions to compatriots, community and to Canada, Jones was the recipient of the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada (1867–1992) in 1993. In 2003, he received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Award for Community Service, 2005 he received the Alberta Centennial Medal and in 2012 the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.[1]

Career before politics[edit | edit source]

Prior to being elected in 1993, Jones served as the president of Rundle Community Association for eight years.[1]

Electoral record[edit | edit source]

1993 byelection[edit | edit source]

Jones first won the right to represent Ward 5 in a massive byelection in September, 1993. There were a total of 23 candidates running, and Jones took 2,545 of the votes, compared with 1,328 for [Suzanne Sawyer] and 760 for third-place Ivan Weleschuk.[2]

1998 general election[edit | edit source]

Jones was re-elected with 80% of the vote.[3]

2001 municipal election[edit | edit source]

Jones won re-election taking 69% of the votes.[4]

2004 municipal election[edit | edit source]

Jones won re-election taking 60% of the votes against a slate of 3 other candidates.[5]

2007 municipal election[edit | edit source]

Jones was re-elected by a wide margin, capturing 80% of the votes in his Ward.[6]

2010 municipal election[edit | edit source]

Jones was reelected to serve Ward 5 in the 2010 election, taking 62% of the votes.[7]

2013 municipal election[edit | edit source]

Jones won the 2013 election by capturing 73% of the votes.[8]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "About Councillor Ray Jones". City of Cagary. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  2. Climenhaga, D. (September 21, 1993). "It's Jones in Ward 5 [Final Edition]". Calgary Herald. Retrieved September 16, 2015 – via ProQuest Canadian Newsstand Complete. 
  3. "Calgary municipal election, 1998 Unofficial General Election Results". City of Calgary. Archived from the original on October 11, 1999. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  4. "Calgary municipal election, 2001 Unofficial Results". City of Calgary. Archived from the original on November 8, 2001. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  5. "Calgary municipal election, 2004 Official Results". City of Calgary. Archived from the original on November 11, 2004. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  6. "Calgary municipal election, 2007 Unofficial results". City of Calgary. Archived from the original on October 18, 2007. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  7. "Calgary municipal election, 2010 Official Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  8. "Calgary municipal election, 2013 Official Results". City of Calgary. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 

External links[edit | edit source]


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