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District 8 - Pernel Jones, Jr.

Pernel Jones, Jr.Pernel Jones, Jr., is a lifelong resident of Cuyahoga County. Elected to a two year term as Vice-President beginning in 2015, Mr. Jones endeavors to promote trust and confidence in County government through effective and accountable leadership. As a member of the Council, among his goals are job retention and the creation of new jobs in the county.

Mr. Jones intends to maintain government’s moral and legal obligations and responsibilities to provide the best social service delivery for our children, seniors, and others in need.

He attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institutes in 1986, and received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland in 1991.

Currently, Mr. Jones is the Director of Community Relations for the Pernel Jones and Sons Funeral Home. He has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 1992. He married his wife Tammy in 1998.

Mr. Jones is chair of the Community Development Committee.


Contact Information

Cuyahoga County Council
2079 East 9th Street – 8th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Office: 216/698-2019
Fax: 216/698-2040

District 8

District 8District 8, which encompasses approximately 28 square miles, includes the city of Cleveland Ward 1 (Precincts B and C); Ward 2 (Precincts All except U, V and W); Ward 4 (Precinct T); Ward 5 (All except Precincts Q and R); Ward 6 (Precincts B and L); Ward 12 (Precincts D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K and L.01), the cities of Garfield Heights, and Maple Heights and the villages of Cuyahoga Heights and Newburgh Heights. With a 2010 population of 113,396 persons and a housing unit count of 55,554 units, the District contains 8.9% of the County’s population and 8.9% of the County’s housing units.

Quick facts about District 8:

2010 Decennial Census

2006 - 2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Prepared by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, January 2013

Source: New NEOCANDO, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, MSASS, Case Western Reserve University, 2000 and 2010 Censuses, accessed 1/14/2013 and 1/24/2013, For Census information regarding Cleveland Wards, see: