Marcus Jones is the approved One Bermuda Alliance candidate for constituency 19, Pembroke West.
Public service is part of Marcus’s DNA. In his late teens, he served as youth director in his local church, mentoring the next generation to spiritual awareness. As a parent, he served both as PTA President for his alma mater (West End Primary) and in Bermuda’s Foster Parent Programme. Marcus also co-founded the Cook’s Hill Neighbourhood Watch, to enhance safety and quality of life for his local community.
Marcus obtained a B.A. in Economics at Trent University, Ontario. Returning home, he added several hospitality management diplomas at Bermuda College, before a 25-year career in hospitality, working in virtually every hotel job – from waiter to General Manager. Highlights include his appointment as Director of Finance of the Novotel Toronto Center in Canada and being the General Manager to oversee the opening of three hotels in Bermuda: The Wharf Executive Suites in Warwick; Grape Bay Beach Resort in Paget; and 9 Beaches Resort in Sandys.
In 2018, Marcus served as an Opposition Senator and subsequently was appointed Opposition Leader of the Senate. Armed with a passion to hear about the concerns and needs of his constituents, Marcus can often be found canvassing from door to door.
“Our community faces many challenges and I believe we must bring people together to overcome them. I am committed to advocating tirelessly for the residents in my constituency and Bermuda as a whole,” he says.
“A cause which is close to my heart right now is saving West End Primary from being axed by the Ministry of Education in its education reform. The school has been a pillar in the community for decades and should remain intact in its current form.”
One of Marcus’ favourite quotes is, “Leadership is not how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others…that is achieved by serving others and adding value to their lives.”
Marcus is a married father of two.