Outside her Huntington Beach business, Dom Jones announced her bid for the open city council seat. Jones was joined by members of the Huntington Beach community and leaders from across Orange County: Democratic National Committee Member Ada Briceño and Huntington Beach resident Richard Kuo.
The seat was vacated on June 1st by Tito Ortiz. On July 20th the Huntington Beach City Council will vote to appoint a replacement to finish out the full four year term.
Jones began preparing for a 2022 run for Huntington Beach City Council this past spring. After the seat opened up earlier last month, Jones consolidated support across the community, solidifying her position as a top choice to fill the spot. Jones has received a number of endorsements, including: Salone Domane, Propel Cycle, AAG Construction and Design, and Ada Briceño Democratic National Committee Member
Jones made the following statement: “I’m honored to have the support of such a diverse coalition of residents and leaders from across our community. This past year we saw our city splashed across national news in response to volatile and harmful rhetoric against certain members of our community. Those actions do not reflect the values of our city, nor the love and respect we have for one another. My first priority will be to build working groups composed of local leaders and community members to continue to address this issue. If appointed, I will be the first African American in our city’s history to hold the position. We have an opportunity to make history and it would be the honor of a lifetime to be the choice of our City Council.”