Jana Jones

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Jana Jones
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Candidate for
Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction
Prior offices
Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
High schoolSkyline High School
Bachelor'sUtah State University
Master'sIdaho State University
Place of birthBonneville County, Idaho
ProfessionEducator, Consultant
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Jana Jones is a Democratic candidate for Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction in the 2014 elections. Jones is a former chief deputy superintendent of public instruction. She previously sought the office in 2006, losing narrowly to retiring incumbent Republican Tom Luna in the general election.[1][2]


Jones is a fourth generation Idahoan, raised in Bonneville County. She graduated from Skyline High School and went on to earn both her Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in special education from Utah State University and Idaho State University, respectively.

Jones launched her career as an educator when she took a job teaching at Idaho Falls School District 91, a school she herself had attended as a child.

Jones served as chief deputy under former Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction Marilyn Howard, who was succeeded by Tom Luna in January 2007. After Howard left office, Jones moved on to a different role within the field. She was hired by a national consulting firm to be vice president of an educational services practice called MAXIMUS, a position she continues to hold as of January 2014.[1]


  • Skyline High School
  • Bachelor degree in Special Education - Utah State University
  • Master degree in Special Education - Idaho State University



See also: Idaho down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Jones is running for election to the office of Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction. Jones is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


Jones resides in Idaho Falls with her husband, Ross. She and Ross have adult daughters together as well as three grandchildren.[1]

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