Mayor of Charleston, West Virginia
Working with community groups, a city council of dedicated community leaders and volunteers who follow their passions for various causes and projects, Mayor Danny Jones leads a city of people working to make Charleston the cultural, recreational and business capital of Appalachia. On June 15, 2015, Danny Jones was sworn into office for an unprecedented fourth term as Mayor of Charleston. Under Mayor Jones’ leadership, Charleston has increased public and private sector investments in arts, culture, tourism, public safety, affordable housing and infrastructure. The City has also stabilized and strengthened its pension programs for police and fire department retirees that had been among the nation’s most underfunded systems. A popular radio talk show host before becoming Mayor, he is back on the radio again now as host of The Danny Jones Show on 580 Live weekdays between 9 and 10 a.m. on WCHS-AM. In addition to his service as Mayor, Danny Jones has served as Kanawha County Sheriff, a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, communications director for the West Virginia Department of Transportation, and as director of Kanawha County’s 911 Center, the Charleston’s Refuse Department and the city’s Emergency Services Department. He enjoyed success in the private sector as a restaurateur, and served as a United States Marine in Viet Nam. Mayor Jones has three sons: Zachary Jones, 28, Jarrett Laury Jones, 11; and Andrew Laurence Jones, 9.