Chas Jones, Ph.D.

Elect Chas Jones

Elect Chas Jones for City Council


Benton County Historical Society and Museum, Philomath, Oregon

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As a community-minded scientist, I realized that I wanted to have a more direct impact in my community and in building a Philomath that I am proud to be a part of. This is why I am running for Philomath City Council in the November 2018 election.

As a City Councilor, I will work to maintain Philomath’s appeal as a small rural community. Recently, there has been a push for rapid economic and residential growth. I am supportive of developing the city’s tax base and business opportunities, but additional development should be intentional. I will work to ensure that our economic and community development efforts are good for our community and economy, while adding to Philomath’s cultural vibrancy and not being detrimental to our resources. This will continue to improve the high quality of life we enjoy in Philomath. I see a lot of hope and opportunities for the city, especially with many recent business investments. These new ventures add to the city’s thriving enterprises that are well established and revered across the region.

I will support our economy by backing well-planned residential development that is in the long-term interest of the city. I will promote our community as the smart choice for expanding businesses and entrepreneurs to increase our tax base. Hopefully, these efforts will allow the city to reduce or eliminate the special utility fees being charged to our residents. Additionally, I will be a champion for our teachers, police, and firefighters and will advocate for education and public safety. In short, I will stand with our residents to foster the best opportunities for growing Philomath responsibly.

I ask for your support (click here to make a campaign contribution) in the November 2018 election, so please vote to Elect Chas Jones to the Philomath City Council.  With your support, I will address the community’s important issues in a responsible manner that is in the best interest of our community.