Phillip Jones

Mayor | Newport News, VA

Phillip D. Jones is the 27th Mayor of Newport News, Virginia. In this role, he strives to improve education, invest in public safety, and modernize City Hall. On January 10, 2023, Mayor Jones took the oath of office as the city’s youngest-elected mayor. In the wake of 9/11, Mayor Jones accepted a nomination to the United States Naval Academy and served as a Marine Corps infantry officer. He completed his graduate studies at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. Mayor Jones’s vision is for Newport News to become an All-American City, which is focused on leveraging public-private partnerships, modernizing City Hall processes, and elevating the Newport News narrative nationally.