The Madison County Board approved the nomination of Heather Mueller-Jones to fill the County Board seat sadly vacated as a result of the death of her husband Clint Jones (R-Maryville). Mueller-Jones was sworn into office after her nomination by Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler was confirmed by the County Board Wednesday evening.
According to Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler, “I chose Heather to fill the vacancy because her experience and commitment to her community will be of great service to the County. I’m confident Heather will serve her constituents honorably.”
Mueller-Jones will represent the 27th District on the Madison County Board. District 27 includes parts of Collinsville, Maryville, and unincorporated Collinsville Township.
“Clint served his constituents with integrity and I intend to also serve in a way that would make him proud while furthering his goals and his legacy,” said Mueller-Jones. “Clint was successful at reducing the property tax levy and holding the line on spending. I, like Clint, am fiscally conservative and will oppose increasing the property tax levy and support balanced budgets. I love my community and will always put my constituents first.”
Mueller-Jones said it is important to her that she carries on her family’s legacy of giving back to others and serving the community she has lived in her whole life, along with her parents, Kurt and Terri Mueller and her bothers Kurt and Chad, citing her father was the youngest trustee to serve on the Maryville Village Board back in the 1980s.
The 27th County Board District was previously not up for election until November 2022. However, as a result of the death of former Madison County Board Member Clint Jones, the seat will now be up for election on November 3, 2020. Heather Mueller-Jones (R-Maryville) will seek election this November while serving out the remainder of the term until December 2020.
Madison County Board Member Chris Guy (R-Maryville) was glad to see Heather Mueller-Jones appointed to the serve out the remainder of Clint Jones’ term.
“Heather Mueller-Jones is very qualified to serve on the County Board,” said Chris Guy. “Her legal experience, values, and reputation speak for itself. Heather will carry out Clint Jones’ legacy on the County Board with honesty and integrity, just as her husband had served. She will be a strong conservative voice for the taxpayers of Madison County. Heather has my full support in the upcoming election.”