Place Three: Councilmember Deshaundra Lockhart-Jones
Councilwoman Lockhart Jones in May 2016, was elected to City Council, Place Three by winning 66 percent of voting population. She currently serves as Council liaison to the Audit and Finance Committee, Economic Development Corporation, Building and Standards and Keep DeSoto Beautiful. She has a reputation as a resolution achiever generating long term mutual beneficial results.
Her civic experience includes two terms, as the Honorable DeSoto City Council Woman serving from 2008 – 2013. In addition, DeSoto Police and Fire Commissioner, founder of Lynnwood Estates Home Owners Association, 2009 Graduate of Leadership Southwest, Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce member- Network Committee and three-plus year reading volunteer for Dallas ISD and DeSoto ISD. Councilwoman Lockhart Jones was on the initial committee selected to create the DeSoto Neighborhood Grant, in which 40-plus Homeowners Associations currently participate to fund approved HOA projects with a 50/50 contribution match. Additionally, she championed the renewable/recyclable initiatives for DeSoto via Keep DeSoto Beautiful. During her prior term, she served as City Council liaison for Tri-City Animal Shelter Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and the Keep DeSoto Beautiful Board. Her flagship project was a first in our area. She brought solar service to DeSoto City Municipal complex saving, the citizens 12 percent of electricity cost, more than $1,500 per month! Seeing the project through completion, Councilwoman Lockhart Jones climbed the roof to view the solar panels during installation!
She is known for “doing initiatives right the first time”. Her commitment to helping others is evident to the countless people who call her “genuine” because she takes time to build relationships and understands the needs of her constituents.
Councilwoman Lockhart Jones is a Dallas county native and is a productive servant citizen. Her professional achievements include, since 2007, a distinguished, successful health insurance provider of major medical, Medicare and supplemental protection for individual and business clients. Mrs. Lockhart Jones holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Texas A&M - Commerce and a Masters in Human Relations and Business from Amberton University.
She is married to life partner, Mr. Reginald Jones and enjoys pet parenting Mr. S, a dog saved from an animal shelter.