Jones was home-schooled through the East Lake United Methodist Church Academy. As a videographer he has recorded meetings of the City Council since 2006. As a City Council candidate Jones ran on a platform of improving education, public safety, fiscal responsibility and neighborhood involvement. He finished behind incumbent Valerie Abbott and challenger Howard Bayless with a small percentage of the vote.
- "Birmingham City Council elections: District 3 candidate Wil Jones." (August 13, 2009) Birmingham News
- Wil Jones campaign website