Jones replaces Rolls as commissioner

Diane Jones (photo courtesy - Jan. 23, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A new Kent County commissioner has been appointed to replace the man who resigned last year amidst criminal allegations.

The Kent County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Thursday morning to appoint Diane Jones for the vacant District Four seat, according to a news release.

She served as a Cannon Township trustee from 2004-08 and was re-elected in 2012. She was selected from 13 applicants, which resulted in five finalists being interviewed last week.

“I’m honored and I am grateful for the Commission’s support,” said Commissioner Jones. “I had
elected officials, local volunteers, residents and many others support me in this effort. I am very
much looking forward to representing District Four.”

Jones replaces Gary Rolls Jr. who submitted his resignation in December 2013, weeks after being charged with six felonies for allegedly sexually abusing a girl for years, starting when she was 9 years old.



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