Tom Jones (South Dakota)

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Tom Jones
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South Dakota State Senate District 17
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Dakota House of Representatives District 17
2011-2013
Personal
ProfessionGrocer
Websites
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Tom Jones is a Democratic member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Jones did not run for re-election in 2014.

In March 2014, Jones announced that he would not run for re-election in November.[1] Jones served in the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 17 from 2011 to 2013.

Biography

Jones owns seven grocery stores in South Dakota.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jones served on the following committees:

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Joint Appropriations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jones served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Jones won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 17. Jones ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5 and defeated John S. Chicoine (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

South Dakota State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Jones 52.4% 4,754
     Republican John Chicoine 47.6% 4,311
Total Votes 9,065

2010

Jones and Jamie Boomgarden (R) won election in the November 2 general election.[4]

South Dakota State House, District 17 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jamie Boomgarden (R) 3,878 29.76%
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Jones (D) 3,575 27.43%
Ron Nelson (R) 2,935 22.52%
Patricia A. Norin (D) 2,644 20.29%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tom Jones is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Tom Jones raised a total of $21,266 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[5]

Tom Jones's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 17 Won $14,231
2010 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 17 Won $7,035
2008 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 17 Defeated $0
Grand Total Raised $21,266

2012

Tom Jones won election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Tom Jones raised a total of $14,231.
South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Jones (South Dakota)'s campaign in 2012
South Dakota Education Association$2,200
Clay County Democrats$2,000
SD Healthcare$500
Turner Count Democrats$500
Corn Growers$500
Total Raised in 2012$14,231
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Jones raised $7,035 in contributions.[6]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Jones, Tom & Linda $3,000
Clay County Democrat Party $1,500

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 89th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 14 to March 31.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the issue of abortions.

2013

In 2013, the 88th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 8 to March 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on the "top ten" issues affecting your freedom.

2012

In 2012, the 87th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 10 through March 19.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes as they relate to the S.D. GOP Platform.
  • Legislators are scored "based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, federalism, and protection of life, liberty, property and pursuit of happiness."[7]

2011

In 2011, the 86th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 11 through March 28.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes as they relate to the S.D. GOP Platform.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the military and veterans.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to gun control and reform.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Eldon Nygaard (R)
South Dakota State Senate District 17
2013-present
Succeeded by
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