Hoojung Jones, Candidate for Ward 2 in Hamilton Municipal Election 2010

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NameJones, Hoojung
ElectionHamilton Municipal Election 2010
AreaWard 02
Email hjones1@cogeco.ca
Website http://www.hoojungjones.ca
BioHooJung Jones is a dedicated volunteer, a community leader, a special events organizer, a published author, an advocate for veterans, a business women and an artist. She graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and served as president of the McMaster Korean Student Association and co-founder of McMaster University United Way. Her numerous achievements include the Legion of Honor, a prestigious international award.

As president and executive director of the Hamilton Folks Art Heritage Council, she has established a strong partnership with all levels of government, media, ethnic communities, and non-profit organizations. For the past ten years, she has celebrated the pride of Hamilton by organizing “It’s Your Festival,” which attracts over 250,000 spectators annually and promotes Canada’s diverse cultural heritage, arts, and entertainment.

She is also the project coordinator for the Korean Veterans Association of Canada and co-authored “Canadians Our Heroes 1950-1953 Korean War”. The book, which aims to preserve valuable military history, received a foreword by former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and was distributed to schools, military museums, libraries, and veterans free of charge.

HooJung Jones formerly served as the president of Hamilton Korean Women’s Association, as a director of Canadian Club of Hamilton and the Friends of HMCS Haida. Currently, she is a member of the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion’s (HCCI) Police Advisory Committee, of Canadian International Military Tattoo, of Legion 58 and of Settlement and Integration Services Organization (SISO). She is the president of Websitegate, which provides IT services to non-profit organizations and local companies.

For her dedication to veterans affairs and her community service, she has received many congratulatory letters from former Prime Ministers Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin, Premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, other Ministers, Mayors, and Members of Parliament.

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For your campaign, will you be accepting donations from corporations or unions? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes Currently, our campaign office is accepting donations from individuals (99%) and small businesses (1%) to help raise the funds. We are not accepting donations from large corporations or unions. When you accept the donations from them, it might influence and hinder your clear judgment to work for all residents. I believe that donations from many grassroots individuals will have a positive outcome, and it will also help them to engage in a voting process.