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U.S. Congressman Al Green Endorses Jolanda “Jo” Jones for City Council

Today, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) endorsed Jolanda “Jo” Jones in her campaign for re-election to the Houston City Council, At-Large Position 5.

“The citizens of Houston have benefited greatly from the leadership of Jolanda “Jo” Jones on Houston City Council,” said Congressman Green. “I urge Houston voters to allow her to continue her work on City Council.”

“In these tough economic times, Houstonians need Jo’s leadership and experience to preserve vital services. We share a passion of trying to make housing affordable and available to our constituents. I’m voting for Jo and urge my fellow Houstonians to do the same.”

Congressman Green, a veteran civil rights advocate who has dedicated his life to fighting for those in society whose voices are too often not heard, also praised Jones for her dedication to improving the lives of all Houstonians by creating jobs, increasing affordable housing and protecting human rights for all.

“I am very honored to have the support of Congressman Al Green,” said Council Member Jones. “His work to bring fairness, justice and equality to all people has long been an inspiration to me.”

Houston City Councilmember Jolanda “Jo” Jones believes in a Houston where a kid like her can grow up to be a successful lawyer and businesswoman, a homeowner, a City Councilmember and most importantly, a mom who can afford to give her son the opportunity for a bright future. Jones serves as Chair of the Council’s Housing and Community Development Committee. In addition to being a champion for affordable housing issues, Jones is working for a stronger economy, safer neighborhoods and a city that is free from discrimination. Learn more at

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