Patricia Jones, Utah Senator

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Patricia Jones
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Utah State Senate District 4
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Co-Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Patricia W. Jones is a Democratic member of the Utah State Senate, representing District 4. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. She previously served as Minority Caucus Manager and Minority Leader in the Senate. She currently serves as Senate Assistant Minority Leader.

Jones served in the Utah House of Representatives from 2002 to 2006. During this time she served as Assistant Minority Whip.

Biography

Jones earned her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Utah.

Jones works as a research analyst. She is also a professional focus group moderator. She is the Vice President/Co Owner of Dan Jones and Associates, Incorporated.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development and Workforce Services
Education
Ethics
Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice
Rules
Legislative Information Technology Steering
Legislative Management
Native American Legislative Liaison

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jones served on the following committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2010

Jones was re-elected to the 4th District seat in 2010. She defeated Dana Jenkins (R), Doug Greer (R), and Steve C Sorenson (R) (who withdrew) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[1][2]

Utah State Senate, District 4, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Patricia Jones (D) 15,189
Doug Greer (R) 11,783

2006

On November 7, 2006, Jones was elected to the 4th District Seat in the Utah State Senate, besting opponent Dirk Anjewierden (R).[3]

Jones raised $129,141 for her campaign while Anjewierden raised $96,260.[4]

Utah State Senate, District 4 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Patricia Jones (D) 14,274
Dirk Anjewierden (R) 11,211

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jones is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Jones raised a total of $342,986 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 9, 2013.[5]

Patricia Jones's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State Senate, District 4 Not up for election $17,551
2010 Utah State Senate, District 4 Won $103,027
2008 Utah State Senate, District 4 Not up for election $8,672
2006 Utah State Senate, District 4 Won $129,141
2004 Utah House of Representatives, District 40 Won $30,040
2002 Utah House of Representatives, District 40 Won $28,742
2000 Utah House of Representatives, District 40 Won $25,813
Grand Total Raised $342,986

2012

Jones was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $17,551.
Utah State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Patricia Jones, Utah Senator's campaign in 2012
Utah State Senate Democrats$2,500
Merit Medical Systems$2,500
Comcast$1,500
Zions Bank Corp$1,500
Bouchard, Mark$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$17,551
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Jones won re-election to the Utah State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $103,027.

2008

Jones was not up for election to the Utah State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $8,672.

2006

Jones won election to the Utah State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $129,141.

2004

Jones won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $30,040.

2002

Jones won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $28,742.

2000

Jones won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $25,813.

Scorecards

The Libertas Institute Index

See also: The 2013 Libertas Institute Legislative Index

The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah.[6] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2010

Patricia Jones received an index rating of 33%.

2011

Patricia Jones received an index rating of 33%.

2012

Patricia Jones received an index rating of 27%.

2013

Patricia Jones received an index rating of 19%.

The Sutherland Institute Scorecard

See also: The 2012 Sutherland Institute Legislative Score Card

The Sutherland Institute, "a conservative public policy think tank" in Utah, releases its Scorecard for Utah State Representatives and Senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Sutherland Institute thought were pro-conservative policies.[7]

2012

Patricia Jones received a score of 45% in the 2012 score card.[8]

Personal

Jones has a husband, Dan. She has four children and three step-children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Patrice Arent
Utah Senate District 4
2007–present
Succeeded by
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