Jones graduated with his High School Diploma from Mount Vernon Township High School in 1958. Jones is a retired trucking company owner.
Rutherford serves on these committees:
- Agriculture and Conservation Ranking Republican Member
- State Government and Veterans Affairs .
Jones represents Illinois Senate District 54. District 54 includes the South Central Portion of Illinois including Carbondale where Southern Illinois University is located.
John is married to Mimi Jones. They have two children and reside in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
- Biography from the Illinois General Assembly
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- Sen. Jones's website
- Sen. Jones on State Surge