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'''John Jones''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Illinois Senate]]. He has been a Senator since 2003, representing the 54th district.
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|Position = Illinois State Senate District 54
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|First elected = 2002
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|Prior office = [[Illinois House of Representatives]]
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{{tnr}}'''John Jones''' is a former [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 54 from 2003 to 2013. He served as an [[State Senate Assistant Minority Leader|Assistant Minority Leader]] in the Illinois Senate.  Jones also served in the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] from 1995 to 2003.
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Jones graduated with his High School Diploma from Mount Vernon Township High School in 1958.  Jones is a retired trucking company owner.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jones served on these committees:
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* [[Agriculture and Conservation Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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* [[Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate]]
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* [[Energy Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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* [[Executive Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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* [[Gaming Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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* [[State Government & Veterans Affairs Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Ranking Minority Member
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* [[Administrative Rules Committee, Illinois General Assembly|Joint Committee on Administrative Rules]]
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jones served on these committees:
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* [[Agriculture and Conservation Committee, Illinois State Senate|Agriculture and Conservation]]    '''Ranking Republican Member'''
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* [[Energy Committee, Illinois State Senate|Energy]]
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* [[Environment Committee, Illinois State Senate|Environment]] 
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* [[Executive Committee, Illinois State Senate|Executive]] 
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* [[Gaming Committee, Illinois State Senate|Gaming]]
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* [[State Government & Veterans Affairs Committee, Illinois State Senate|State Government and Veterans Affairs]] <ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009]</ref>.
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==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
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Jones ran for re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] in District 54 in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]]. However, he withdrew from the race on January 4, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandDetail.aspx?CandidateID=17162&ElectionID=32 ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Candidate detail - John O. Jones," January 4, 2012]</ref> Jones was set to face [[Kyle McCarter]], the District 51 incumbent, in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Senator-Jones-and-Senator--128051348.html ''WSIL TV,'' "Senator Jones and Senator Luetchefeld Face Off for New District 58," August 18, 2011]</ref>
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Jones was targeted for defeat by Family-Pac.<ref>[http://www.family-pac.com/?page=sc ''Family-Pac,'' "Endorsements," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
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===2008===
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On November 4, 2008, Republican John Jones won re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate]] District 54 receiving 63,944 votes, ahead of Republican Henry Kijonka (27,337 votes).<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IL&y=2008 ''Illinois Senate election results for 2008'']</ref>
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{{Votebox |
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  office = Illinois State Senate, District 54 (2008)
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}}
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|-
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| colspan="2" | '''{{won}} [[John Jones]] (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''63,944'''
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Henry Kijonka (D)
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| align="right" | 27,337
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|}
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==Campaign donors==
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===2008===
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In 2008, Jones collected $206,931 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98724|2008 Jones Campaign Donors]</ref>
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Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
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| Illinois Educations Association
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| align="right" | $31,653
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|-
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| Illinois State Medical Society
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| align="right" | $15,077
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|-
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| Campbell Funeral Home
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| align="right" | $9,225
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|-
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| Wood Energy Inc.
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| align="right" | $6,500
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|-
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| Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
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| align="right" | $6,000
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|-
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| Illinois Federation of Teachers
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Illinois Health Care Association
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Central Illinois Public Service Co.
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| align="right" | $3,000
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|-
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| Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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| align="right" | $3,000
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|-
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| Illinois State Dental Society
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| align="right" | $2,750
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|-
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| AFSCME Illinois Council 31
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| align="right" | $2,500
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|-
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| Caterpillar
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| align="right" | $2,000
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|-
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| Consumer Lending Alliance
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| align="right" | $2,000
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|-
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| Altria
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| align="right" | $2,000
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|-
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| Walgreens
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| align="right" | $1,950
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|-
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| Illinois Realtors Association
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| align="right" | $1,950
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|-
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| AT&T
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| align="right" | $1,820
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|-
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| Debbie Hopgood
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| align="right" | $1,800
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|-
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| Reynolds American
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| align="right" | $1,500
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| Illinois Credit Union League
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| align="right" | $1,500
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|}
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==Scorecards==
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
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::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
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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."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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====2012====
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Jones received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the 21st highest among all 59 members of the [[Illinois State Senate]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
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==Recent news==
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==District 54==
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Jones represented Illinois Senate District 54.  District 54 includeed the South Central Portion of Illinois including Carbondale where Southern Illinois University is located<ref>[http://www.ilchamber.org/Chamber_PAC/District_maps/legislative_dist_il.pdf "Illinois Chamber of * [[Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009]</ref>.
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==Personal==
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John is married to Mimi Jones.  They have two children and reside in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=96&MemberID=1482 Biography from the Illinois General Assembly]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=6339 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98724 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79772 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71056 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=7386 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30470 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30112 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29716 1996]
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* [http://jones.senategop.org/ Sen. Jones's website]
 
* [http://jones.senategop.org/ Sen. Jones's website]
* [http://www.statesurge.com/members/177205-john-o-jones-illinois Sen. Jones on State Surge]
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* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1689 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
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Revision as of 01:09, 24 February 2013

John Jones
John O. Jones.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 54
Former member
In office
2003 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives
1995 – 2003
Education
High schoolMount Vernon Township High School (1958)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1959 – 1963
Personal
BirthdayOctober 8, 1940
Place of birthBroughton, Illinois
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
John Jones is a former Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 54 from 2003 to 2013. He served as an Assistant Minority Leader in the Illinois Senate. Jones also served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003.

Jones graduated with his High School Diploma from Mount Vernon Township High School in 1958. Jones is a retired trucking company owner.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Jones ran for re-election to the Illinois State Senate in District 54 in the 2012 election. However, he withdrew from the race on January 4, 2012.[2] Jones was set to face Kyle McCarter, the District 51 incumbent, in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.[3][4][5]

Jones was targeted for defeat by Family-Pac.[6]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican John Jones won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 54 receiving 63,944 votes, ahead of Republican Henry Kijonka (27,337 votes).[7]


Illinois State Senate, District 54 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Jones (R) 63,944
Henry Kijonka (D) 27,337

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Jones collected $206,931 in donations.[8]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Illinois Educations Association $31,653
Illinois State Medical Society $15,077
Campbell Funeral Home $9,225
Wood Energy Inc. $6,500
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois $6,000
Illinois Federation of Teachers $5,000
Illinois Health Care Association $5,000
Central Illinois Public Service Co. $3,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $3,000
Illinois State Dental Society $2,750
AFSCME Illinois Council 31 $2,500
Caterpillar $2,000
Consumer Lending Alliance $2,000
Altria $2,000
Walgreens $1,950
Illinois Realtors Association $1,950
AT&T $1,820
Debbie Hopgood $1,800
Reynolds American $1,500
Illinois Credit Union League $1,500

Scorecards

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."[9][10]

2012

Jones received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 21st highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[10]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term John + Jones + Illinois + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

John Jones News Feed

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District 54

Jones represented Illinois Senate District 54. District 54 includeed the South Central Portion of Illinois including Carbondale where Southern Illinois University is located[11].

Personal

John is married to Mimi Jones. They have two children and reside in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois Senate District 54
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Kyle McCarter (R)