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Dean Jonas
(23 May 1961 - )
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The Hon. Dean Jonas, MP
Cabinet Minister, Antigua and Barbuda

Dean Jonas is an Antiguan parliamentarian and Cabinet Minister. Jonas is the current parliamentary representative for St. George for the Antiga and Barbuda Labour Party.

Early life and education

Dean Jonas was born on 23 May 1961. Jonas studied Telecoms Engineering at a university in England.

Career

Dean Jonas has been an influential member of the St. George community for many years. He is deeply committed to improving the quality of life for his fellow residents from the ground up. It his firm belief that the youth of Antigua are the future and that the government must invest in them in order to promote progress.

He has many ideas on how to improve St. George and Antigua as a whole, ranging from education to youth outreach. Mr. Jonas has been instrumental in the opening and equipping of volunteer learning resource center that offer tutoring in CXC Math, English and computer literacy for younger students, as well as adult instruction courses for the residents of St. George. He has also been involved in increasing the number of sports initiatives offered to the youth of the community, including organizing leagues and sponsoring teams for in football, cricket, basketball and netball.

Jonas succesfully contested the St. George constituency in the 12 June 2014 general election defeating incumbent Jacqui Quinn-Leandro (UPP). On 25 June 2014, Jonas was elected Deputy Sepaker of the House of Representives.

Jonas retained his seat in the 2018 election and was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Barbuda Affairs on 22 March 2018.

ELECTION TIMELINE
Year District Party Votes % votes Result Notes
2018 St. George Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party 2,083 56.97% Won 2nd Term
2014 St. George Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party 2,182 54.51% Won 1st Term
2009 St. George Antigua Labour Party 1,483 42.76% Lost Lost to Jacqui Quinn-Leandro (UPP)
PARLIAMENTARY TIMELINE
Post Chamber Party Date
Representative for St. George House of Representatives ABLP 2014 - present
PORTFOLIOS
Post Date
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Barbuda Affairs 22 Mar 2018 - present
Deputy Sepaker of the House of Representives 25 Jun 2014 - 26 Feb 2018
Sources
http://www.ab.gov.ag/
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Dean Jonas
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Occupation Politician
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Date of Birth 23 May 1961
Place of Birth Antigua and Barbuda
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Notable Accomplishments
Current parliamentarian and Deputy Speaker
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