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Matt Jones
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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 District 12 from 1986 to 1993 and 2011 to 2013.

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 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]

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.[2]

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.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 7.[3]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills ACLU of Colorado "felt were the best representations of the civil liberties issues facing Colorado today."
Legislators are scored on their stances on animal protection issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "women's priorities in the state of Colorado."

2013

In 2013, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 9.[4]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills ACLU of Colorado "felt were the best representations of the civil liberties issues facing Colorado today."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS CAN.
Legislators are scored on their stances on animal protection issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to environmental conservation.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills defined by LT as related to "principles of good governance."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "support of reproductive health."
Legislators are scored on their stances on "women's priorities in the state of Colorado."

Personal

Jones and his wife, Shari, have one child.

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