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Emil Jones
Emil Jones, III.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 14
In office
January 2009 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 6
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthMay 16, 1978
Office website
Personal website
Emil Jones is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 14. Jones was first elected to the Illinois Senate in 2008 with his term expiring in 2012. Jones III is the grandson of former Senate President Emil Jones II who retired in 2008.

Jones' professional experience includes working as Administrator of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Licensed Activities and Pensions, Vice-chair
Local Government, Chair


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jones served on these committees:[1]



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Jones won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 14. He was unopposed in the Democratic Primary on March 20[2][3] and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Illinois State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEmil Jones Incumbent 100% 82,778
Total Votes 82,778


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Emil Jones won the election for the Illinois State Senate District 14 receiving 76,090 votes, ahead of Republican Ray Wardingley (18,929 votes).[5]

Illinois State Senate, District 14 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Emil Jones (D) 76,090
Ray Wardingley (R) 18,929

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jones is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Jones raised a total of $245,384 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 16, 2013.[6]

Emil Jones's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 14 Won $98,042
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $113,092
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 14 Won $34,250
Grand Total Raised $245,384


Jones won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $98,042.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Emil Jones's campaign in 2012
Citizens for Emil Jones$25,000
Howard Labkon Rose Worldwide$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$98,042
Source: Follow the Money


Jones was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $113,092.


Jones won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $34,250.


Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."[7][8]


Jones received a score of 0.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the lowest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[8]

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