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Jones, Rick (R)

State Senator District 24
Office: 4200 Binsfeld Building
Term: Final
Phone: (517) 373-3447
Home Address: PO Box 115, Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Seat Number: 6
Standing Committees: Judiciary(C), Regulatory Reform(VC), Families, Seniors and Human Services, Health Policy, Insurance
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

CB - Capitol Building,  FB - Farnum Building,  HOB - House Office Building 


Former Eaton County Sheriff and three term member of the Michigan House, Senator Jones represented the 71st House District. Jones has gained political notoriety in Michigan for tackling "boondoggle" projects such as the recently completed State Police Headquarters in Downtown Lansing and for pushing the right for CCW holders to carry tazers. Jones served in the House as Minority Vice Chair of the Military & Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee.


Jones worked 33 years in law enforcement, serving more than 30 years with the Eaton County Sheriff Department.


Jones received a Bachelor's Degree from Michigan State University and Executive Leadership Training from Central Michigan University. He received further 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).


Born November 17, 1952. Rick has been married for 42 years to Charlene. They have two children, Kate and Charlie, and three grandchildren. They live in Grand Ledge.


He is a member of Grand Ledge Rotary, American Legion S.A.L Post 42, and Eaton County Farm Bureau. Jones has also been an active participant in charity events: Crop Walk, Relay for Life, and Walk for Warmth.


Jessica Averill-Hammond

Additional Information

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Snyder Signs Bill Bumping Up Jury Pay (06-16-2017)

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