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  |Name = Matt Jones
 
  |Name = Matt Jones
 
  |Profile picture = Matt Jones.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Matt Jones.jpg
  |Current candidacy  = Colorado State Senate District 17
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  |Position = Colorado State Senate District 17
|Current candidacy election date = November 6, 2012
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|Current candidacy primary date = June 26, 2012
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|Position = Colorado House of Representatives District 12
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  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = January 12, 2011-Present
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  |Tenure = January 9, 2013-Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of Legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 12, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = January 11, 2017
  |Assumed office = 2011
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  |Assumed office = 2013
 
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
  |Leadership =  
 
  |Leadership =  
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  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
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  |Base salary = $30,000/year  
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  |Base salary = $30,000/year
  |Per diem = $45/day in Denver area, $99/day outside
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  |Per diem = $45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Last election =  
 
  |Last election =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
  |First elected = [[Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |First elected = November 6, 2012
  |Term limits = Four consecutive terms
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  |Term limits = [[State legislatures with term limits|8 years]]
  |Next election = [[Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 8, 2016
  |Prior office =  
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  |Prior office = Colorado House of Representatives District 12
  |Prior office years =  
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  |Prior office years = 2011-2013
 
  |Prior office 2 =  
 
  |Prior office 2 =  
 
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  |Campaign website = http://www.mattjonesforcolorado.com/  
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.mattjonesforcolorado.com/  
 
  |Personal website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Matt Jones''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Colorado House of Representatives]]. He has represented the 12th district since 2011.  He previously served from 1986 to 1993 as well.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Matt Jones''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Colorado State Senate]], representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
Jones earned his BA in Political Science from Colorado State University.  He went on to receive his MA in Natural Resource Policy from Colorado State University.
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Jones served in the [[Colorado House of Representatives]], representing the District 12 from 2011 to 2013.  He previously served from 1986 to 1993 as well.
  
Jones is a part-time wildland firefighter.  He has also worked as an open space and trails planner.
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==Biography==
 
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Jones earned his B.A. in Political Science from Colorado State University and his M.A. in Natural Resource Policy from Colorado State University. His professional experience includes working as as a part-time wildland firefighter and as an open space and trails planner.
Jones won election to the [[Colorado State Senate]] in 2012.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, ones served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Colorado
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|year = 2013
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|Collapse = Yes
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
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|Chair1= Vice Chair
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|Committee2 = Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy
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|Committee3 = Transportation
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jones has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jones served on these committees:
  
*[[Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Committee, Colorado House of Representatives]]
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{{Committee Assignments
*[[Transportation Committee, Colorado House of Representatives]]
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|Collapse= Yes
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|State = Colorado
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
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|Committee2 = Transportation
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
 
Jones won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012|Colorado State Senate]] District 17.  He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.  He defeated [[Charlie Plagainos]] ([[Republican|R]]) and [[Ken Bray]] (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. <ref>''Colorado Secretary of State,'' - 2012 Primary Candidate List</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Results/2012/primary/ColoradoReport.html ''Colorado Secretary of State,'' Official Primary Election Results]</ref>
 
Jones won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012|Colorado State Senate]] District 17.  He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.  He defeated [[Charlie Plagainos]] ([[Republican|R]]) and [[Ken Bray]] (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. <ref>''Colorado Secretary of State,'' - 2012 Primary Candidate List</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Results/2012/primary/ColoradoReport.html ''Colorado Secretary of State,'' Official Primary Election Results]</ref>
  
===2010===
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{{Election box 2012
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|Collapse =
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|Chamber= Colorado State Senate, District 17, General Election
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|party1=Democratic
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|party2=Republican
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|party3=Libertarian
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|winner1 =Matt Jones
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|Inc1 =
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|candidate2 =Charlie Plagainos
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|candidate3=Ken Bray
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|votes1 =45426
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|votes2 =23983
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|votes3=3848
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}}
  
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===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Jones
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|Full name = Matt Jones
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|year = 2010
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|Editdate = May 22, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=30110 ''followthemoney.org'', "Jones, Matt" Accessed May 22, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 84266
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Colorado State Senate elections, 2012|Colorado State Senate, District 17]]
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|totalraised2010 = 90475
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010|Colorado State House, District 12]]
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Jones
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|full Name = Matt Jones
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=139683
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|office= Colorado State Senate
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 84266
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|org1 = People For Matt Jones
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|org2 = Food & Commercial Workers Local 7
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|org3 = Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
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|org4 = Afscme Council 76
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|org5 = Colorado Education Association
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|orgamount1 = 5740
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|orgamount2 = 4500
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|orgamount3 = 2500
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|orgamount4 = 2000
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|orgamount5 = 2000
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Jones raised $68,710 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=CO&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Jones
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|full Name = Matt Jones
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=139683
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|office= Colorado House of Representatives
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 90475
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|org1 = Copic Insurance Small Donor Committee
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|org2 = Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
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|org3 = Boulder Valley Education Association
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|org4 = Colorado Council Of Teamsters Small Donor Committee
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|org5 = Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Small Donor Cmte (Ctla)
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|orgamount1 = 3500
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|orgamount2 = 2250
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|orgamount3 = 2000
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|orgamount4 = 2000
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|orgamount5 = 1500
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|}}
  
His four largest contributors were:
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==Personal==
 
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Jones and his wife, Shari, have one child.
{{legislative donor box}}
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|-
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| Copic Insurance Small Donor Committee
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| Align="Right" | $3,500
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|-
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| Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
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| Align="Right" | $2,250
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|-
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| Colorado Council Of Teamsters Small Donor Committee
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| Align="Right" | $2,000
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|-
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| Boulder Valley Education Association
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| Align="Right" | $2,000
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|}
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Matt + Jones + Colorado + Legislature'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Matt + Jones + Colorado + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
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==Personal==
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Jones and his wife Shari have one child.
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==External links==
 
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=125489 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=125489 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=125489 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=125489 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117176 2010]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140520 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117176 2010]
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Matt-Jones-for-Colorado-State-Legislature-HD-12-East-Boulder-County/84866436379?ref=ts Matt Jones facebook page]
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==References==
 
==References==
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{{succession box | before = [[Paul Weissmann]] | title = Colorado House District 12 | years = 2011–present | after = NA}}
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Revision as of 11:45, 25 October 2013

Matt Jones
Matt Jones.jpg
Colorado State Senate District 17
Incumbent
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives District 12
2011-2013
Education
Bachelor'sColorado State University
Master'sColorado State University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Matt Jones is a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Jones served in the Colorado House of Representatives, representing the District 12 from 2011 to 2013. He previously served from 1986 to 1993 as well.

Biography

Jones earned his B.A. in Political Science from Colorado State University and his M.A. in Natural Resource Policy from Colorado State University. His professional experience includes working as as a part-time wildland firefighter and as an open space and trails planner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012

Jones won election in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 17. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated Charlie Plagainos (R) and Ken Bray (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1][2]

Colorado State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Jones 62% 45,426
     Republican Charlie Plagainos 32.7% 23,983
     Libertarian Ken Bray 5.3% 3,848
Total Votes 73,257

2010

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jones defeated Jake Williams in the August 10 primary. He defeated Republican Jeffrey Ilseman and Libertarian Bo Shaffer in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 12 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Matt Jones (D) 16,775
Jeffrey Ilseman (R) 8,983
Bo Shaffer (L) 1,631

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jones is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Jones raised a total of $174,741 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[3]

Matt Jones's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 17 Won $84,266
2010 Colorado State House, District 12 Won $90,475
Grand Total Raised $174,741

2012

Jones won election to the Colorado State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $84,266.
Colorado State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matt Jones's campaign in 2012
People For Matt Jones$5,740
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7$4,500
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters$2,500
Afscme Council 76$2,000
Colorado Education Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$84,266
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Jones won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $90,475.

Personal

Jones and his wife, Shari, have one child.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Matt + Jones + Colorado + Legislature

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

Matt Jones News Feed

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External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brandon Shaffer (D)
Colorado State Senate District 17
2011–present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
Paul Weissmann
Colorado House District 12
2011–present
Succeeded by
Mike Foote (D)