Cleveland, Tennessee, multimillionare Allan Jones announces run for city school board

Allan Jones
photo Contributed photo by Allan Jones / Allan Jones, 69, of Cleveland, Tenn.

Cleveland, Tennessee, multimillionare Allan Jones has announced his candidacy as a Republican for Cleveland City school board.

He said his interest in local education was piqued 10 years ago when he was shocked to find Cleveland High School's ACT scores were lower than ACT scores at the Bradley County Schools' Walker Valley High, and he promises a fix if he's elected.

Jones - seeking the District 5 seat held by Tom Cloud, who according to a Cleveland Daily Banner report is not seeking re-election in the May 3 county primary - has deep Republican connections. Jones, 69, has an active relationship with the GOP on a national level and was former President Donald Trump's largest contributor in Tennessee, according to a news release.