Joined by members of her family, Judge Joy Jones of McGee’s Crossroads filed Friday for reelection as a District Court Judge in the 11th District, which includes Johnston, Harnett and Lee counties.
Judge Jones is the daughter of the late Rudolph Wood Jones and Pauline Honeycutt Jones. She graduated from South Johnston High School in 1976, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980 majoring in Political Science and the Administration of Criminal Justice, and the Indiana School of Law in Indianapolis in 1989.
Judge Jones is admitted to practice law in the states of Indiana, California, and North Carolina. She has worked in the Marion County, Indiana Prosecutor’s Office, the San Diego, California District Attorney’s Office, and the NC Attorney General’s Office.
While in private practice, Jones also worked for Smithfield attorney Jack O’Hale in the Narron, O’Hale and Whittington law firm and later established her own office as Joy A. Jones, Attorney at Law. She worked as a prosecutor, a defense attorney, and a parent attorney. Judge Jones was first elected as a District Court Judge of the 11th Judicial District in 2015.
Judge Jones is a member of the Johnston County Child Fatality Task Force. She is also a member of Providence Presbyterian Church and lives on her family farm.
Judge Jones states that being a District Court Judge has been a culmination of her life experiences fulfilling her dream career.
The filing period for judicial seat held by Judge Jones and Judge Addie Rawls remains open through Friday, June 29th.