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Today Mayor Richard J. Berry appointed longtime District 7 resident and former State Legislator Janice Arnold-Jones to fill the recently vacated District 7 seat on the City Council.

April 15, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Today Mayor Richard J. Berry appointed longtime District 7 resident and former State Legislator Janice Arnold-Jones to fill the recently vacated District 7 seat on the City Council.

"I worked with Janice during my time in the legislature and found her to be very professional and passionate about her commitment to good government," said Mayor Berry.  “I received over 130 calls and emails of support for Ms. Arnold-Jones appointment." said Mayor Berry

Ms. Arnold-Jones will be sworn in this afternoon and will participate in tonight’s Council meeting.

"As a long time District 7 resident, I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue to serve my community in a meaningful way. Having worked for eight years in the New Mexico State Legislature I am prepared to hit the ground running on the City Council. I have a proven track record for transparency, pro-business, and smart tax policy.  I see so much potential in Albuquerque I am honored to have the chance to play a significant role in shaping our future," said Ms. Arnold-Jones.

Janice Arnold-Jones accomplishments include;

Eight Years in the NM House of Representatives
Standing Committee Assignments: House Taxation and Revenue, House Voters and Elections

Interim and Special Committee Assignments: NM Finance Authority, NM Mortgage Finance Authority, Information Technology Oversight, Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy, Election Reform Taskforce, Legislative Structure and Process, and the Blue Ribbon Tax Commission

Honors and Awards include:
•             William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom and the Lights of Liberty Open Government Awards
Award recognizing her contribution to open, transparent government as a result of webcasting from the House Taxation Committee

•             Secretary’s Honor Award
In recognition of support for Agriculture and tech transfer to Agriculture

•             Legislator of the Year
For support and advocacy of libraries and librarians as the use of the internet changed and expanded the role of libraries

As the wife of a career Naval Officer Janice has enjoyed a diverse business career spanning construction, banking, media and production, to contract support to Sandia National Laboratories for the last 12 years.

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