"Once a charter has been drafted, the local legislative delegation — in this case Sen. Ligon, Rep. Alex Atwood, R-St. Simons Island, and Rep.-Elect Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, would have to sponsor the charter with the understanding that a local referendum would be held.
If passed in the Legislature, St. Simons residents would vote in the referendum. If passed by voters, another election would be held to elect new officers.
The city would become active the day legislation passed creating it..."
“I personally have no objection to the incorporation of St. Simons, but my personal opinion is not the issue,” Jones said. “The issue for me is to listen to and then follow the will of the people in our community that will drive whether or not I support such a change. All three members of our local delegation agree that ‘local legislation’ issues must be thoroughly, openly and publicly vetted and discussed by the community.”
May 20th, 2014
J.B. "Jeff" Jones defeated Tony M. Thaw in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.