KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
September 10, 2018
Natalie Cook Clark
Katy Council Member Ward A, Gary Jones resigned his seat in his second term. The city's charter dictates that the council has 20 days to replace Jones for the rest of his tenure (until May 2019.) They have already begun this process.
Gary Jones resigned his seat on the City of Katy Council.
Originally from Baytown, Jones is a proud Katy resident along with his family. He served as a Sargent in the U.S. Marine Corps and studied at the University of Houston. He is also the former CFO/Owner of Fleetwood Claim Service.
His sudden and unexpected resignation comes at a personal time for him when his attention must shift to taking care of personal matters.
"I have some personal matters that require my undivided and utmost attention," Jones said. "I want to thank each and every one of you. May God bless each of you."
"I have known Gary for several years, his passion was honorable," said Chris Harris, Council Member at Large. "We shared an affinity for being the voice of our constituents and involved in decision making."
Jones teamed up with James C. Mendez Jr., Council Member Ward B in fighting for the Second Amendment by keeping the city from posting a ban on both open carry and concealed carry weapons at City Hall and during council meetings. "He served our country as a U.S. Marine and served our city/community as a true "representative" of the people," said Mendez. "The council is a lesser place without him there." Both Jones and Mendez also teamed up to put in 5 years of automatic tax cuts for the City of Katy.
There are currently no updates as to when the new council member will be announced but we can expect it within the 20 day deadline. "Both Gary and myself enjoyed discussing ways to make city government more customer service oriented," said Harris. "I appreciate his military service and public service to citizens of the City of Katy."