Originally created 10/30/04

Jones for solicitor general



It takes a special kind of person to stay for very long in the meat grinder we know as the Richmond County Solicitor's Office.

In just seven years in the office, Jones has risen to chief assistant solicitor general. He's prosecuted more than 1,000 cases. He's become a mentor to young prosecutors in the office, and a certified trainer of prosecutors throughout the state. He's become an adjunct professor at Paine College and Georgia Military College.

And now, with the impending departure of Solicitor General Sheryl Jolly to become a judge, Jones is seeking to take over the office, and is asking for your vote on Tuesday for solicitor general. He absolutely deserves it, too.

Don't be fooled by the nature of the solicitor's case load, either: The office is terribly important in keeping Augustans safe. The office is uniquely situated to nip crime in the bud by dealing sternly with first-time, low-level offenders before they move on to felony offenses. And, you'll be glad to know, Harold Jones is no deal-cutter; he's tough and fair.

It takes a special person to keep the solicitor's office humming. And make no mistake, it is humming.

Please vote for Harold V. Jones II on Tuesday for solicitor general.