Rick Jones

Biographical Information

Born: November 17, 1952 in Battle Creek
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Charlene
Children: Children: Kate and Charlie / 4 grandkids
Education: Bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University; received executive leadership training at Central Michigan University, executive management training from FBI, crisis management training from US Department of Treasury and correctional leadership training from US Department of Justice
Employment/Military Record: 33 years in law enforcement, 31 with Eaton County Sheriff Dept., small business owner
Community Activities: Special Olympics, Hospice, Eagles, American Legion SAL, Red Cross 21 gallon donor
Religion: Methodist

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

Senate (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2018)
Senate Majority Caucus Chair (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2014)
House (1/1/2005 - 12/31/2010)
Other Offices: Eaton County Sheriff, 2001-2004

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan Senate 24th District 2014
General Vote: 55,332 of 98,108 (56%)
Primary Vote: 18,426 of 18,426 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Milk Producers Association, Michigan Manufacturers Association, Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners, Michigan Townships Association, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPAC, Right to Life of Michigan, National Federation of Independent Business, Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Michigan Realtors PAC, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, MTA-PAC, MiBankPAC

Michigan Senate 24th District 2010
General Vote: 67,154 of 101,973 (65%)
Primary Vote: 26,352 of 37,243 (70%)

Michigan House 71st District 2008
General Vote: 29,169 of 50,232 (58%)
Primary Vote: 6,631 of 6,631 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 71st District 2006
General Vote: 23,711 of 40,541 (58%)
Primary Vote: 8,024 of 8,024 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 71st District 2004
General Vote: 28,643 of 48,369 (59%)
Primary Vote: 9,142 of 9,142 (100%)

Political Activities: Past Eaton County Republican Party Chairman

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