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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of VictorvilleCandidate for City Council

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Debra Jones

Adelanto Elementary School District, Governing Board Member
6,691 votes (18.19%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Combat Crime - Victorville must become an inhospitable place for crime. With dogged determination then, we must develop and implement a bold strategic public safety plan that centers on prevention, intervention, and enforcement.
  • Tackle Homelessness - For our city to thrive, this complex issue must be dealt with straightaway through a coordinated effort with the County, service organizations, experts on the issue, and local law enforcement.
  • Build Strength and Vibrancy to make Victorville a healthier, safer place to live, work, and conduct business. This begins with good governance, a sustainable economy, improved infrastructure, and effective public safety.



Profession:Governing Board Member, AESD
Governing Board Member, Adelanto Elementary School District — Elected position (2014–current)
Governing Board Member, Adelanto Elementary School District — Elected position (2010–2014)
Central Committee Member, Orange County Central Committee — Elected position (1992–1994)


Golden West College, Cal State Fullerton Studies lie principally in Business Management and Applied Mathematics (1985)

Community Activities

Volunteer Executive Board Member, International Footprint Association, Chapter 63 (2017–current)
Volunteer Executive Board Member and Treasurer, International Footprint Association, Chapter 63 (2013–2017)
Rotarian, Adelanto Rotary Club (2013–2013)
Volunteer Co-founder and Chairperson, Special Education Parent Advisory Committee, Adelanto Elementary School District (2009–2010)



DEBRA JONES began her professional career in 1978 in the precious metals and commodities investment industries in Newport Beach, California, where she demonstrated a strong aptitude for personnel management, crisis management, internal systems control, development of policy and procedure, and the analysis of complex trade strategies. She advanced at a record pace to become the youngest executive in one firm’s history. In the 1990s, she and her husband owned and operated a custom cabinet business in Anaheim, California. During that time, she also became a copywriter for several philanthropic organizations. Her studies lie principally in business management and applied mathematics.


Drawing upon her keen business sense, leadership skills, and love for her neighbors, Debra did not miss a beat when giving back to her community. In Orange County she volunteered regularly in her church, helped pregnant, homeless women find needed support, and offered her home as a safe haven for foster babies—one at a time—who were prenatally exposed to substances of abuse or who were otherwise medically fragile. She also sought and won election to the Orange County Central Committee, ultimately earning peer assignments to the Ethics and Media Relations committees. Since moving to Victorville in 2003, Debra has volunteered in the following capacities: co-founder of the Adelanto Elementary School District’s first special education parent advisory committee, Rotarian, and executive board member and treasurer of the Victor Valley chapter of the International Footprint Association (a non-profit organization whose focus is to build positive relationships between local law enforcement and the communities they serve).


Today Debra is seated as a Governing Board Member for the Adelanto Elementary School District, winning elections in 2010 and 2014. She has served both as board president and clerk. A graduate of the California School Boards Association’s Masters in Governance program, she is well-regarded among leaders in education for her insight into good governance, her expertise in California’s open meeting law, her command of parliamentary procedures, and her flair for facilitating efficient and effective meetings. Debra served on the committees to create the district’s landmark strategic action plan and to update its board bylaws. She also spearheaded the creation of the district’s governance handbook, vision, mission, and goals. Debra upholds and pursues local control and accountability to the people, and works tirelessly to help students on their journey toward becoming productive, contributing members of society.


Debra is a Christian who lives by the Golden Rule. She and her husband, Gene, have been married for 35 years and attend church at Calvary Chapel of the High Desert. Their love for each other and family has been a constant throughout their marriage. They have six grown children.


With a breadth of experience ranging from business management to community volunteering to public office, Debra is equipped to be a dynamic city council member, ready to make decisions responsive to the unique needs of her community. She listens intently to her neighbors and takes to heart their stories, their struggles, and their hopes for the future. She is committed to the hard work necessary to transform Victorville into the thriving community it can be, knowing fully that Helen Keller’s legendary adage remains true today, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”


Videos (5)

Qualified and Ready — October 11, 2018 Jones for City Council 2018

The Qualified and Ready video is a 3-minute piece that overviews Debra's experience in public governance, the professionals and community members who support her candidacy and why, and the team approach she will use to get the job done right for Victorville residents.

This video is Debra's on-the-spot, unedited response to the Daily Press's question: "Why are you running for Victorville City Council?" It offers a quick glimpse into a few pressing matters in the city and is not intended to be the full of Debra's positions on issues or the rationale supporting them. For more information, visit

The Real Deal — October 11, 2018 Jones for City Council 2018

A companion to the "Qualified and Ready" video, this piece brings to light Debra's love and concern for her community.

Mama Bear — October 30, 2018 Jones for City Council 2018

The 2nd and final companion to the "Qualified and Ready" video, this piece showcases Debra's strength of character, mind-set for serving others, and unwavering professionalism.

are Saying about Debra — October 30, 2018 Jones for City Council 2018

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