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Shannon Jones
Shannon jones.jpg
Ohio State Senate District 7
Incumbent
In office
August 1, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Whip, Ohio Senate
2011 - present
Compensation
Base salary$60,584/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedAugust 1, 2009
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Prior offices
Ohio State House of Representatives
2007-2009
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Cincinnati
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Shannon Jones (b. May 24, 1970) is a Republican member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 7. She was first appointed to the chamber on August 1, 2009. Jones previously served as State Senate Majority Whip.

Jones served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2007 to 2009.

Biography

Jones earned her B.A. in Communications from the University of Cincinnati.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Labor
Finance
Insurance and Financial Institutions
Medicaid, Health, and Human Services
Public Utilities

2011-2012

2009-2010

Issues

Legislation

Collective bargaining bill (SB5), 2011

See also: Ohio State Senate Bill 5 (2011) and Ohio Senate Bill 5 Veto Referendum (2011)

Jones introduced Senate Bill 5 on February 8 to the Senate Insurance, Commerce and Labor Committee. The legislation is designed to give state and local governments more control over finances during fiscal crises, according to Jones.[1] Several protests have taken place throughout Ohio, as unions fear that the legislation will effectively kill collective bargaining rights of state workers. Thousands were at a protest on February 22, 2011 outside of the statehouse building in Columbus.[2] On February 23, Republicans legislators announced that the bill would be modified to permit state employee unions to collectively bargain over wages. The bill will also permit police and firefighters to bargain for safety equipment.[3]

On March 2, the bill passed the Ohio State Senate by a margin of 17-16, and on March 30, the bill passed the house by a margin of 53-44. The house-modified bill was then referred back the senate.[4] On March 31, 2011, the Ohio State Senate voted to approve house changes to Senate Bill 5 by a margin of 17-16. The bill was signed into law that night by Governor Kasich.[5][6] Kasich argues the bill is not meant to destroy unions, but rather is aimed at restoring "balance to the system."[7]

As of July 21, opponents have collected enough signatures to place a repeal of the legislation on the November 8 statewide ballot. After the measure was certified, state officials such as the Ohio Governor offered to negotiate with repeal supporters regarding Senate Bill 5. However, Fazekas of the We Are Ohio coalition, stated: “While we thank the governor, Senate president and Speaker of the House for reaching out and recognizing that the bill is flawed, we are asking for a fresh start. That fresh start must begin with a full repeal of Senate Bill 5.”[8][9]

Elections

2010

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2010

Jones won re-election to the Ohio State Senate District 7 against Sam Pettinichi (D).[10] Jones defeated Republican challenger Michelle Schneider in the primary election on May 4, 2010.[11] The election took place on November 2, 2010.

Ohio State Senate, District 7
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Shannon Jones (R) 102,759 71.85%
Sam Pettinichi (D) 40,250 28.15%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010 Jones raised $1,044,222. [12]

Listed below are primary contributors.

Donor Amount
REPUBLICAN SENATE CAMPAIGN CMTE OF OHIO $338,083
OHIO REPUBLICAN PARTY $152,636
BYINGTON, EDWARD L $13,500
POWELL, GLYNDON $13,500
BOICH JR, WAYNE MICHAEL $11,395

2008

In 2008 Jones raised $722,456.[13]

Listed below are the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
MATHILE, CLAY L $30,670
OHIO ACADEMY OF NURSING HOMES $20,250
FIRSTENERGY CORP $20,000
BOICH JR, WAYNE MICHAEL $20,000
BRENNAN, DAVID L. $20,000

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Shannon Jones endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [14]

Personal

Jones and her husband, Russell, have two children. They currently reside in Springboro, Ohio.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Schuler
Ohio State Senate District 7
August 2009-present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
NA
Ohio House of Representatives District 67
2007-2009
Succeeded by
Peter Beck