Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. is a champion for education, an ally for criminal justice reform, and a friend of the environment.

Curtis Jones, Jr. Track Record

Environmental Protections

  • Created protections to preserve Manatawna Farms
  • Community benefits agreement for Walnut Lane and Cobbs Creek Golf Course
  • Daylighting of Indian Creek in Morris Park
  • Centennial Lake
  • Marcellus Shale

Women’s Issues

  • Supported legislation crucial to working women:

    • paid sick leave
    • pay equity
    • fair work week
    • changing stations
    • pre-K  
  • Human Relations Commissioner (reviewing sexual harassment and gender discrimination cases, including the Grandview Golf Club case)
  • Minority Business Enterprise Corporation (facilitated more contracts for women than any other elected official)
  • Co-sponsored hearings on human trafficking
  • Increased dollars towards beds for domestic violence victims and witness protection relocation funding for women

Public Safety

  • Chair - Public Safety Committee
  • Member - Special Committee on Gun Violence Reduction
  • Commissioner - Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
  • Sponsor - Gun Locks Program
  • Increased funding for critical public safety programming:
    • witness protection
    • Police Assisted Diversion Program
  • Police Body Camera Program
  • Safe Avenues Program (a weekly communication process between 7 schools that created safe and efficient corridors)
  • Public Safety Officers

Criminal Justice Reform

“Closing Prisons and Opening Opportunities”

  • Chair - Special Committee on Criminal Justice Reform
  • Member - Philadelphia County Criminal Justice Advisory Board
  • Decriminalization of Marijuana Possession
  • Decriminalization of Other Offenses (disorderly conduct, public drunkeness, defiant trespass “Starbucks issue”)
  • Helped to close House of Corrections
  • Expanded Philadelphia Youth Courts
  • Bail Reform
  • Day Reporting Center Project
  • Handy Man Program
  • Criminal Justice Reinvestment


  • Increase Career Technical Education Opportunities in Overbrook and Randolph High Schools
  • Multimedia Studios - Overbrook, Roxborough, Barry
  • Internship Tax Credit
  • Increase dollars for Summer Job Experience
  • Prevented School Closures
  • Safe Avenues Program (a weekly communication process between 7 schools that created safe and efficient corridors)
  • Working on program to create avenue for non-traditional cutting edge careers (aquaponics/hyrdoponics)
  • Opened KIPP + Global
  • Saved Beeber
  • Access to Pre-K

Neighborhood Economic Development

  • Presby Life at Wynnefield Place
  • Wynne Ball Room
  • Achieve-ability Housing Improvement
  • New Market West
  • Substantial Improvements to 4th District’s Commercial Corridors
  • Historic Preservation District
  • Zoning Remaps + Overlays
  • Handy Man Program

Affordable Housing

  • Passed Good Cause Legislation (unanimous vote!!!)
  • Moratorium on Sheriff Sales
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program
  • Achieve-ability housing improvements
  • Basic system home repairs program
  • lateral preservation

Workers Rights and Protections

  • Organized Labor Ally
  • Fought for living wages for airport workers x2 (3,000 workers = 3,000 families helped)
  • Participated at the bargaining table for the Transit Workers Union
  • Sponsored and Voted for Fair Work Week Legislation
  • Negotiated Septa Police Workers Raises
  • Negotiated Contracts for TWU x2
  • Negotiated Contracts for DC 33/47 (refused to vote on last budget until workers got a raise)
  • Negotiated Contract for W Hotel (would not finalize contract until Unite Here workers received labor peace)

Social and Economic Equity

  • Commissioner - Human Relations Commission
  • Ban the Box Law / Fair Chance Hiring Act
  • Ban the box for Colleges Hearing (+subsequent letter sent to local area colleges)
  • Minority Enterprise Development Week


  • Parkside Fields (first shovel ready Rebuild Project; being done with a minority contractor)
  • John C. Anderson and Wynnefield Library - 54th & Overbrook Avenue (proposed total cost of project $500K).
  • BWAP Recreation site - 53rd & Euclid Street (proposed total cost of project $4 million).
  • Carroll Park - 58th & Girard Avenue (total cost of project $400K)
  • David P. Montgomery Baseball Field - 5001 Hermit Lane (total cost of project $300K)
  • Gorgas Park - 6300 Ridge Avenue (proposed total cost of project $200K)
  • Granahan Skate Park - 65th & Callowhill Street (total cost of project $200K)
  • Kendrick Recreation Center - 5822 Ridge Avenue (total cost of project $750K)
  • Manyunk Towpath - Off of Main Street & The Canal (proposed total cost of project $600K).
  • McMichael Park - Corner of Henry Avenue & Midvale Avenue (proposed total cost of project (250K)
  • Overbrook Park Library - 7422 & Haverford Avenue (proposed total cost of project $400K)
  • Al Pearlman Complex - 600 Port Royal Avenue (total cost of project $200K)
  • Pretzel Park - 4300 Silverwood Street (proposed total cost of project $325K)
  • Rose Playground - 1300 N. 75th Street (total cost of project $300K)
  • Roxborough Library - 6245 Ridge Avenue (total cost of project $100K)
  • Shepard Recreation Center - 5700 Haverford Avenue (total cost of project $750K)
  • Triangle Park - 5425-65R Upland Way - (total cost of project 450K)
  • Wissahickon Neighbors Park - 3901 Terrace Street (total cost of project $350K)
  • Woodside Park - 3910 Conshohocken Avenue - (total cost of project $300K)


Petition Party To Re-elect Curtis Jones, Jr.

Saturday, March 9, 2019


Music, Food, & Conversation

1575 N. 52 Street, Philadelphia, PA  19130

Fundraiser For Curtis Jones, Jr.

Thursday, March 14, 2019


Maza Taza

1519 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA  19130

East Falls For Curtis Jones, Jr.

Monday, March 25, 2019


Murphy's Saloon

3335 Conrad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19129

Women 4 Jones

Friday, March 29, 2019


Winnie's Manayunk

4266 Main St, Philadelphia, PA  19127

Election Day

Tuesday, May 21, 2019