Nicole Jones, Huntsville developer, announces candidacy for State Senate

Nicole Jones is running for the District 7 seat on the Alabama Senate.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Nicole Jones, a local commercial real estate developer, has announced her intent to run for Alabama State Senate District 7.

Jones announced her candidacy on Tuesday afternoon. She will run in the Republican Primary in June 2018.

She released this statement prior to the official announcement:

"Huntsville, Alabama is a city filled with economic opportunity and promise. The key to economic development in the city of Huntsville is by appealing to people who are open to remaining teachable, as those who remain teachable retain their ability to lead. We must continue to attract individuals who have the ability to think critically and execute a vision for our area as well as the entire state."

Our quality of life, education, and economic diversification have allowed Huntsville and Madison County to rise in the ranks, but what truly separates Huntsville from the rest of the nation are the people within our community. If we continue to work together, we shall continue to see Huntsville prosper.

First and foremost, I work for God. Secondly, I have accepted my assignment to work for you."

During her announcement, Jones said the areas that need the most attention are job recruitment and retention, infrastructure, and quality of life.  She also says the key to prosperity in Huntsville and Madison County is by being a community that continues to learn and share best practices.

Jones is the President of Nicole Jones Commercial Real Estate. She graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Bachelor of Arts in History, and also holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Acquisition and Contract Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.

The District 7 Senate seat is currently held by Paul Sanford.