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Mayor Lori Phillips-Jones

Lori Phillips-Jones with husband, Phillip, and children Alex and Claire.

Lori Phillips-Jones was elected the Town of Oneida’s 21st mayor on Nov. 4, 2023. 

Prior to her election as mayor, Lori served on the Town of Oneida’s Board of Aldermen. She is also a former member of the Oneida Special School District Board of Education. 

The daughter of retired U.S. judge Thomas Phillips and Dorothy Mills Phillips, Lori followed in her father’s footsteps as an attorney. Judge Phillips was appointed by President George W. Bush to the U.S. District Court of Eastern Tennessee in 2002. 

A graduate of Oneida High School, Lori married her husband, Phillip Jones, in 1996. They have two children: daughter Claire and son Alex. She graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Law in 1999.

Lori served as an assistant district attorney until 2012, at which time she was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to replace her uncle, William Paul Phillips, as 8th Judicial District Attorney General. She served in that capacity until 2014.

Lori is a past coordinator for the Scott County Imagination Library, and has served on the boards of the Appalachian Life Quality Initiative (ALQI) and S.T.A.N.D. She is a strong supporter of the arts and steadfastly supports efforts to revitalize Oneida’s downtown Main Street district. 

Lori Phillips-Jones is sworn in as Oneida's 21st mayor as her father, retired Judge Thomas Phillips, administers the oath of office and her husband, Phillip, holds the Bible.