Marcus R. Jones for President

Biography of Marcus Roland Jones
Counselor-At-Law

Nationality: Liberian

DOB: December 26, 1951

Religion: Christianity

Profession: Lawyer with 24 years experience in active practice

Education

High School: Lott Carey Baptist Mission School, 1973

BBA: University of Liberia, 1977

LLB: University of Liberia, 1980

Work Experience

· Former State Prosecutor in the Samuel K. Doe's regime
· Former Acting Dean Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia
· Former Legal Advisor to The University of Liberia
· Former Vice President Liberian National Bar Association
· Former Law Clerk to Chief Justice Emmanuel Gbalazeh and Associate Justice Roland Barnes, etc.
· Current President Liberian National Bar Association
· Assistant Professor of Law, Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law
· Member of Various Boards
· Managing Partner Jones & Associates Legal Consultants
· Human Rights Advocate
· One of the five original trial lawyers of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of Liberia
· Editor-in-Chief Liberian Criminal Justice Review Journal

Religious Affiliations

· Member Barnersville Lutheran Church
· Former Parish Counsel Chair Person Barnersville Lutheran Church
· Senior Evangelist Barnersville Lutheran Church

Political Affiliation

Not a member of any political party, but petitioned by 9 political parties (G-9 coalition) out of 18 registered political parties, to run as their candidate for the President of Liberia in the upcoming Presidential and General Elections.

Declaration of Intent
He has not yet declared his intentions to run due the fact that the Independent Elections Commission had not authorized campaign activities as yet.

Character

· A down to earth, no-nonsense and very outspoken. An advocate of social justice, equal opportunities, rule of law and democracy.
· His speeches and utterances are nationalistic and not tribalistic nor nepotistic or sectionalistic.
· During all the series of battles and civil wars, he remained in Liberia and never left the country except for the Accra Peace Talks.

Chances of Winning

His chances are 99.99% due to the fact that his outstanding record surpassed all of the other candidates, declared and non-declared. He seems to be the one candidate that makes the difference. Lookout for him very soon. The apparent reason for the position taken by The Coalition of Nine (9) Political parties.

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