Kuna City Council candidate Pat Jones withdraws from election race By ALX GEORGE email@example.com Sep 27, 2017 (…) Facebook Twitter Email × Tired of seeing surveys on articles? If you are a subscriber, simply log in or Subscribe now! Pat Jones is a member of the Kuna City Council. Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Kuna City Council candidate Pat Jones withdrew his candidacy Sept. 20.Jones told Kuna Melba News he is withdrawing for personal reasons concerning a “possible opportunity” that, if taken, could force him to resign from council following the election.Jones did not say what the opportunity was.“I don’t feel right running based on that,” he said. “And I think it’s not fair to the voters who would vote for me, and the other candidates, for me to continue to pursue (candidacy).”“It’s all out of respect,” Jones added.With Jones withdrawing, this means that five candidates will run for the two open city council seats. The two highest vote-receivers will be elected to fill the seats.When asked what advice Jones would give the candidate who fills his seat, Jones said he advises the prospective council member do their due-diligence in researching what is brought before them, such as new subdivisions, code changes or property annexations.He also advises council members to vote for what they feel is right, not necessarily what is popular.Jones will finish the four-year term he is currently serving.Some city council accomplishments Jones is proud of which took place during his term include:Funding a city dog parkFunding the future splash padPurchasing the city hall building, which is equity for the cityPurchasing more playground equipmentJones said he will miss being on the council and that he felt it was a positive experience.“I always thought I did what was best for Kuna,” Jones said. “As a council member, I put (the people) first, as they elected me to represent them. The experience was different than I thought it was going to be, but I’ve been involved with a good group of people on the council.” Alx George is the IPT education reporter. Contact her at 465-8178 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @missalxgeorge. More from this section Police: 33-year-old Kuna man charged with alleged sex abuse of a minor Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 At The Library: 'Meet the Raptors' and celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 Kuna High School presents nearly $14K showing of 'Guys and Dolls' March 1-3 Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 The rest is history: Interest groups hope to increase awareness of historic attractions in Kuna, Melba Last updated: Feb. 15, 2018 How to earn a grocery credit refund even if you don’t earn enough to file taxes Posted: Feb. 11, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Tags Pat Jones Politics Kuna City Council Council Councilmember City Council Melba Candidacy Council Member Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Kuna Melba News Read the latest edition of the Kuna Melba News in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere.