KYLE — Hays County Commissioner Mark Jones announced this week that he will be a candidate for county judge in the 2022 election. Jones was first elected as commissioner for precinct two, which includes much of Buda and Kyle, in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 and 2018.
“Over the past 11 years, I have focused on rapidly expanding roads and infrastructure across the fastest growing part of the fastest growing county in America, while also delivering the high-quality core services we depend on for our safety, security, and quality of life. We have before us a critical window of opportunity to invest in our roads and highways, public safety infrastructure, economic future, support services, natural environment and recreational opportunities. The decisions we make today will determine the community we have 10, 50, and 100 years from now. I am running for this office because our success requires a county judge who can be trusted to do what’s right and deliver on what matters most,” said Jones.
During his time in office, Jones led major improvements and expansions to many of Hays County’s most crowded and traveled corridors, including FM 1626, FM 967, FM, 2001, SH 21, Dacy Lane, and IH-35, and he marshalled support to finally complete State Highway 45 SW. Jones has consistently supported law enforcement and first responders, helping to protect Hays County’s reputation for low crime and high quality of life.
Prior to serving as county commissioner, Jones was a two-term trustee and vice president of the Hays CISD School Board. In that capacity, he was responsible for leading one of Hays County’s largest employers and managing a budget in excess of $100 million. Under Jones’ leadership, the district opened four new schools, developed long-term plans for growth, and improved student performance. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Plum Creek Conservation District.
Jones and his wife, Kerri, have been married for more than three decades and raised three children, all of whom graduated from local public schools. The Joneses attend First Baptist Church of Kyle.