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Friday, June 14, 2013 8:50 PM

State rep juggles jobs, family

By ABBY ECKEL, Herald Staff Writer

State Rep. Kevin Jones, R-Wellsville, works in his blackberry field on a hot June day getting the plants ready for harvest. Jones and his wife Nicole planted the blackberries in 2011. They’ve recently named the blackberry field Wellsberry Farm and allow people to come pick the berries, charging only for the amount picked, Jones said. “We’re going to donate 10 percent of our profits,” Jones said. “We’re giving it to the Wellsville Library to split between the library expansion project and Friends of the Library.” Running the Wellsberry Farm is just one of the many jobs Jones does, but he said it’s a family effort and the kids love to help. (Photo by Abby Eckel/The Ottawa Herald)

Kevin Jones’ family poses for a family portrait, showing Kevin holding son Beniah, Sylas, Ellie, Matty, wife Nicole and Asa. Jones said his wife and family are his No. 1 priority and they value family time highly. “[My wife] wants to be able to have dinner together every night,” Jones said. “I do my best to honor that. It honors the kids and shows them that that time’s important.” Being a father is one of the many jobs Jones does as well as being a state representative, a consultant, blackberry farmer and eBay seller. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Jones)

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” — Rev. Theodore Hesburgh.

State Rep. Kevin Jones, R-Wellsville, makes sure to take time out of his busy schedule to not only spend time with his children, he said, but to make sure his kids see he and his wife, Nicole, together as well.

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