Mike Jones was elected to his first term on the Windsor Heights City Council in 2018 and now serves as Mayor. He has been involved in politics since high school and is interested in political issues that affect us at the city, state, and national levels.
Mike was born in Des Moines and graduated from Johnston High School. After high school, he attended DMACC, where he earned his Associate of Arts. He attended the University of Iowa where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science. Following that, he returned home to attend Drake University Law School where he graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2011.
After passing the bar examination, Mike worked in private practice before joining the State Public Defender’s Office in 2012. An attorney in the Des Moines Adult Office, he represents indigent clients in a variety of matters from serious felonies to simple misdemeanors. He is a member of the Iowa State and American Bar Association.
Mike’s priorities are promoting greater fiscal responsibility in city government, stressing continuing infrastructure improvements on a yearly basis, and encouraging economic growth in a landlocked city. More specifically, Mike’s goals are to see a road or sewer improvement every/every other year and a new economic development project every year. Mike would like to see Windsor Heights as the most sought out community in the metro with affordable housing and destination businesses.
Mike has been a resident of Windsor Heights since 2012 and is married to his wife Sarah Jones. They have a daughter and two dachshunds, Nile and Riley. He is a die-hard Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago Cubs fan.