Mayor Samuel L. Jones


Mayor Samuel L. Jones is serving his second term as Mayor of the great City of Mobile. Mayor Jones is a native of Mobile.  Before being elected as Mayor, He was a four-term commissioner from the state’s second largest county. He helped pioneer the city/county partnerships evident in the construction of Metro Jail and Mobile Government Plaza.

He is a graduate of Central High School and attended Florida Junior College and Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended Alabama Interdenominational Seminary and was awarded an honorary doctorate. He spent nine years in the United States Navy during which He served as a Flight Deck Troubleshooter for A-7 aircraft aboard the USS Forrestal and as an Equal Opportunity Officer, Race Relations Education Specialist, and Community Services Coordinator. He served as executive director of Mobile Community Action, Inc., (MCA) from 1980 – 1987. As head of MCA, He supervised 240 employees and a $5 million annual budget.

He is a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Prichard, Alabama.

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