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Mark Jones
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Candidate for
Board member, Fox Board of Education, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last electionApril 8, 2014
Next generalApril 7, 2015
Term limitsN/A
High schoolFox Senior High School
Associate'sChrist to the World Bible College at St. Louis
OtherThe University of Missouri at St. Louis
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1986 - 1995
ProfessionSenior consultant
Campaign website
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Mark Jones is a candidate for an at-large seat on the Fox Board of Education in Missouri. The seat is up for general election on April 7, 2015.

Jones previously ran unsuccessfully for an at-large seat on the board in 2013 and 2014.


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Mark Jones is a resident of Jefferson County, Mo. Jones graduated from Fox Senior High School before earning his associate's degree in biblical studies from Christ to the World Bible College at St. Louis and his chancellor's certificates in web design and web development from the University of Missouri at St. Louis. He also attended St. Louis Community College at Meramec, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, American Sentinel University and the New Horizons Computer Learning Center.[1]

Jones served in the United States Army Reserve from 1986 to 1995. He is employed as a senior consultant with Intervolve, Inc. and also operates his own business, Jones Creative.[2]



See also: Fox C-6 School District elections (2015)


The election in Fox features two seats up for general election on April 7, 2015. Incumbent David Palmer is running for re-election against challengers Robin Hanson, Chris Hastings, Mark Jones, Drew Kriese and Sherry Poppen for the two at-large seats.


See also: Fox C-6 School District elections (2014)


Jones ran against incumbent John Laughlin and fellow challengers Chris Hastings, Dawn Mullins, Vernon Sullivan and write-in candidate Robert Gruenewald in the general election on April 8, 2014. Laughlin, Mullins and Sullivan won the three at-large seats.


Fox C-6 School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDawn Mullins 23.8% 2,588
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngVernon Sullivan 22.1% 2,404
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Laughlin Incumbent 20.2% 2,190
     Nonpartisan Mark Jones 17.1% 1,861
     Nonpartisan Chris Hastings 16.4% 1,778
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.4% 43
Total Votes 10,864
Source: Jefferson County Election Board, "April 8, 2014 General Municipal Election," accessed February 25, 2015


Jones did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Missouri Ethics Commission.[3]


Jones received endorsements from State Rep. John McCaherty (R-97), State Rep. Paul Wieland (R-112), Jefferson County Council member Bob Boyer, Jefferson County Council member Renee Reuter and Jefferson County Executive Ken Waller.[4]


Fox C-6 School District, At-Large General Election, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDan Kroupa 29.8% 2,776
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Holloway 24% 2,236
     Nonpartisan Ruth Ann Newman Incumbent 16.8% 1,564
     Nonpartisan Pete Nicholas Incumbent 13% 1,209
     Nonpartisan Mark Jones 11.9% 1,108
     Nonpartisan Anthony Thebeau 4.7% 435
Total Votes 9,328
Source: Jefferson County Election Board, "April 2, 2013 General Municipal Election Results," accessed February 12, 2014

About the district

See also: Fox C-6 School District, Missouri
Fox C-6 School District is located in Jefferson County, Mo.
Fox C-6 School District is located in east-central Missouri in Jefferson County. The county seat is Hillsboro. This county is home to 221,396 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[5] In the 2011-2012 school year, Fox C-6 School District was the 15th-largest school district in Missouri and served 12,333 students.[6]


Jefferson County underperformed compared to the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 17.4 percent of county residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in Jefferson County was $54,845 compared to $47,380 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate was 11.3 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2013[5]
Race Jefferson County (%) Missouri (%)
White 96.6 83.7
Black or African American 1.0 11.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 0.7 1.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or More Races 1.3 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 1.7 3.9

Presidential Voting Pattern,
Jefferson County[7]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 41,564 53,978
2008 53,467 50,804
2004 46,057 46,624
2000 38,616 36,766

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[8] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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