Shawn Jones

Evanston resident Shawn Jones has announced that he is running for the 9th Ward aldermanic seat.

In a statement he said, “I am running for alderman because I believe city government should be our partner helping us build a better community. Evanston is a great city. But it needs to be more safe, equitable, affordable, green, and vibrant. And Evanston needs to be a city that works better for all of us.

“As a lawyer, I help people and small businesses solve problems. As a reporter for the Evanston RoundTable, I covered city government for the past eight years.

“I believe my knowledge of Evanston’s government and my ability to solve problems will make me an effective member of City Council.

“Over the coming months, I hope to earn your support. If you live in Evanston’s 9th Ward, I also hope to earn your vote.”