Wife of convicted politician seeks his council seat

11:47 AM, Oct 27, 2005   |    comments
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Tonya Jones is seeking Joe Jones’ seat less than three months after he resigned for defrauding the public. But Joe Jones is still golden in the eyes of many in Ward One. He was growing into a powerful ward boss in a black, working-class section of the city when he got too close to a public corruption scheme. Tonya Jones’ opponent, Nina Turner, says the former councilman is a political puppeteer, working harder in this race than his wife. But Tonya Jones insists that it was her decision to run. She says her husband is helping her no more than any spouse would.

The Associated Press

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