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Rick Jones may refer to:
name                = Rick Jones |
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profile image      = Legislators.Jones_Rick.jpg |
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political position  = Michigan State Senate District 24 |
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incumbency          = Incumbent |
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assumed office      = 2011 |
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term ends          = 2015 |
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political party    = [[Republican]] |
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profession          = Legislator |
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website            = [http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=071 House Site] |
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}}{{tnr}}'''Rick Jones''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing District 24 since January 1, 2011.
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Rep. Jones received Police Certification from Lansing Community College Police Academy and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in Criminal Justice. He also attended Executive Leadership Training from Central Michigan University. He received further professional development training from the F.B.I. (Executive Leadership Training), the U.S. Department of Treasury (Crisis Management Training), and the U.S. Department of Justice (Correctional Leadership Training). Rick has been married to Charlene for over 35 years. They have two children, Kate and Charlie. They also have a grandson, Nick. Rick is an active member of the Grand Ledge First United Methodist Church. Rick was born November 17, 1952.
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* [[Rick Jones, Michigan Senator]]
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* [[Rick Jones (Washington)]]
  
==Previous offices held==
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Rick Jones was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. Prior to this, he worked 33 years in law enforcement, serving over 30 years with the Eaton County Sheriff Department. Rick started as a deputy and worked his way up through the ranks as sergeant, lieutenant, and captain before being elected sheriff in 2000.
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==Voting record==
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===Key votes of 2009-2010===
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*<b>Click below to see how this representative voted.</b>
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* [http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12990 Super Speedway], Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12976 Driver Responsibility Fees], Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12780 Crony Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12537 Right to Work], Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12487 Dept. of State Cost-Saving], Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12632 Golf Carts], Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12005 Home Court Disadvantage], Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Fire Safe Cigarettes], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 Balancing Act], Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 Balancing Act 2], Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11469 A Good Tax Gone Bad?], Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11219 It’s From the Children], Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10864 Left Behind], Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10871 First Class Schools],  Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 2], Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 3], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10574 Secret Ballot], Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10576 Property Taxes Assaulted Again], Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10493 Sneak Attack], Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10494 Grapes of Wrath], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars], Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations], Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
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===More Voting Record Details===
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*List of all of Rick Jones’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2007&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=5324&op=Remove+Filter roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
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*List of Rick Jones’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=5324&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2005&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 1 missed roll-call votes]
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==Committee Assignments, 2009-2010==
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* [[Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security]] (Minority Vice Chair)
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* [[Great Lakes and Environment Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Great Lakes and Environment]]
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* [[Judiciary Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Judiciary]]
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* [[Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Regulatory Reform]]
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==Elections==
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===2010===
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010]]''
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Jones won election to the 24th District of the [[Michigan State Senate]] in 2010.  He defeated Democrat [[Dakeisha Harwick]] and Libertarian [[Bradley Cook]] in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10GEN/10GENall.html Official Election Results from 2010 State Senate races]</ref>
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{{Votebox |
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  office = Michigan State Senate, District 24 General election (2010)
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|-
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Rick Jones (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''64,039'''
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| colspan="2" | Michelle Disano (D)
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| align="right" | 30,052
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| colspan="2" | Bradley Cook (L)
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| align="right" | 3,413
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===2008===
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On November 04, 2008, Rick Jones ran for District 71 of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], beating Mark Eagle. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/08GEN/08071000.html ''Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
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Rick Jones raised $53,725 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106718 ''Follow the Money's report on Jones' 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
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{{Votebox |
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  office = Michigan House of Representatives, District 71
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Rick Jones (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''29,171'''
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| colspan="2" | Mark Eagle (D)
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| align="right" | 21,068
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==Campaign donors==
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===2008===
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In 2008 Rick Jones collected $53,725 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106718 2008 contributors to Rick Jones]</ref>
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His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
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| Rick Jones Majority Fund
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| align="right" | $5,000
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| Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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| align="right" | $4,600
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| Michigan Chamber of Commerce
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| align="right" | $2,300
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| Michigan Association of Realtors
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| align="right" | $1,650
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| Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
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| align="right" | $1,600
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==Campaign contributions==
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[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=Jones,+Rick&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
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===Contact===
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Rep. Rick Jones<br>
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N-1090 House Office Building<br>
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P.O. Box 30014<br>
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Lansing, MI  48933<br>
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(517) 373-0853<br>
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RickJones@house.mi.gov<br>
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==External links==
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{{submit a leg link}}
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*[http://www.voterickjones.com/ Rick Jones' campaign website]
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*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=071 Michigan Legislature - Representative Rick Jones]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=37786 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=37786 Project Vote Smart biography]
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* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=5324 Michigan Votes - Rick Jones]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106718 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=84396 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68545 2004]
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==References==
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{{succession box | before = - | title = Michigan House of Representatives District 71 | years = 2005-2011 | after = [[Deb Shaughnessy]]}}
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{{Michigan State Senators}}
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[[Category:Current member, Michigan State Senate]]
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[[Category:Former member, Michigan House of Representatives]]
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[[Category:Republican Party]]
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[[Category:2010 challenger]]
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[[Category:State Senate candidate, 2010]]
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[[Category:2010 winner]]
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[[Category:2010 candidate]]
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[[Category:Michigan]]
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[[Category:2010 open seat]]
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Revision as of 16:21, 21 August 2013

Rick Jones may refer to: