Delwin Jones to run again for District 83 seat - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Delwin Jones to run again for District 83 seat

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Former longtime State Representative Delwin Jones filed for a 2012 rematch against Rep. Charles Perry Thursday in an attempt to reclaim his old Texas House District 83 seat.

Jones says he has a long list of accomplishments.

"Primarily I authored the bill that created the hospital district so that we could have a teaching hospital," Jones said. "Then I authored the bill that created the med school."

Jones says he secured funding for Texas Tech to create and operate a law school, which has a good, solid reputation nationwide.

"The Lubbock State School was one of my premier achievements -- getting it established in Lubbock early on," Jones said.

Jones served from 1964 to 1972, then again from 1988 through 2010.

He was unseated by Perry, the Lubbock Tea Party candidate, in the most recent election.

Jones says, "I think the last election was kind of an [nationwide] anti-incumbent attitude. It spilled over into the local state races because there were about 25 incumbents defeated."

If elected, what would he hope to accomplish? He says he'd like to restore funding for public schools.

"It was severely reduced in a manner that was not good for the students -- certainly not public education as a whole," Jones said.

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