County commissioner candidate: Lee Jones

Lee Jones is running for re-election to a four-year term as a county commissioner for Monroe County. Jones faces Dominic Thompson in the May 3, 2022 Democratic Party primary.

The winner of that race will face Republican Perry Robinson in the November 8, 2022 general election. Robinson is unopposed for county commissioner in the Republican Party primary.

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Democrat Lee Jones

Jones is the incumbent county commissioner for District 1. She was elected to that position in 2018 with 64 percent of the vote compared to Republican Larry Barker’s 36 percent.

When Jones won the county commissioner’s race in 2018, it meant she had to vacate the at-large county council seat, to which she was re-elected in 2016 after winning it in 2012. In early 2019, it was Trent Deckard who was caucused into the vacant slot.

Jones operates Stranger’s Hill Organics, a business she founded in 1983 with her husband, Dale. She grew up in Bloomington, attended Bloomington High School, and earned an undergraduate degree in biology at Indiana University.

At the Southern Indiana Area Labor Federation candidate forum held on March 28, Jones said she wanted to restart the work on three projects that had been put off during the COVID-19 pandemic: criminal justice reform, protection of Lake Monroe as the community’s water source; and finishing the plan for the urbanized areas outside of Bloomington.

Links to Additional Information

Lee Jones campaign website

Lee Jones campaign Facebook page

League of Women Voters Lee Jones profile

Lee Jones campaign email address:

April 4, 2022 forum for Democratic Party primary candidates for county commissioner: YouTube version of CATS broadcast

Campaign filings

Lee Jones statement of organization
Lee Jones declaration of candidacy
Lee Jones statement of economic interests
Lee Jones pre-primary report of receipts and expenditures