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Michigan State Senator Rick Jones
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, proudly welcomed Rabbi Michael Zimmerman (right) to the Michigan Senate on Tuesday. Zimmerman serves as rabbi at the Congregation Kehillat Israel in Lansing and delivered the invocation before the start of Senate session.
April 18th 2017
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, was presented with the 2017 John V. Field Award by the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) on Tuesday. Journalism students from Grand Ledge assisted in presenting the award to Jones, who was recognized for his work last year advocating for the First Amendment rights of student journalists. Jones sponsored legislation to create the Student Free Press and Civics Readiness Act, specifying that a student journalist would have the right to exercise freedom of speech and of the press in school-sponsored media. The John V. Field Award recognizes a person who is not currently a student media adviser for their significant contributions to scholastic journalism in Michigan. The award was first given in 1972 to John Field, who served as executive director of MIPA for more than 20 years.
April 18th 2017
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, and Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville, welcome retired Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins (center) to the Michigan Capitol on Thursday. Atkins is the current president and CEO of the Military Officers Association of America. The retired Air Force general visited the Capitol as part of a nationwide tour to discuss ongoing military and veterans issues.
March 9th 2017
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, plunged into an ice-cold pool in front of the Capitol on Thursday. Jones and other legislators participated in the 2017 Legislative Polar Plunge to help raise money for Special Olympics Michigan, a nonprofit organization offering year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
March 1st 2017
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, plunged into an ice-cold pool in front of the Capitol on Thursday. Jones and other legislators participated in the 2017 Legislative Polar Plunge to help raise money for Special Olympics Michigan, a nonprofit organization offering year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Jones is a member of the Special Olympics Michigan board and participated in his eighth polar plunge. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and members and staff of the Michigan House and Senate also took the plunge.
March 1st 2017
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, was named 2016 Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Dental Association (MDA) on Friday. MDA President Dr. Larry DeGroat of South Lyon presented the award to Jones in recognition of his efforts to make dental cone beam computer tomography (CT) available to dentists. CT is a new type of X-ray equipment that provides 3-D images of a section of teeth, tissue and nerves in a single scan, reducing radiation exposure and pain for the patient.
February 21st 2017
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, proudly welcomed Mark Hughes to the Capitol on Tuesday night. Hughes is the owner of Jerry's Barber Shop in Charlotte and accompanied the senator for Gov. Rick Snyder's 2017 State of the State address. Mark is the son of the late Jerry Hughes, who founded the barbershop. Jones started going to Jerry's Barbershop 43 years ago and has continued his patronage ever since.
January 17th 2017
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, was joined by Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth (left), and Sen. Jim Marleau, R-Lake Orion (right), on Thursday morning to set up a Nativity scene on the east lawn of the Michigan Capitol. Jones encourages the public to come out to see the display. For the next six days, he will make the trip to the Capitol daily to put up the Nativity scene in the morning and then dismantle it each night by 9 p.m., in accordance with Capitol Commission rules.
December 15th 2016
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, and officials from the American Red Cross in Michigan on Wednesday attended a ceremonial bill signing with Gov. Rick Snyder on Jones' legislation to allow residents to make voluntary donations on their state tax returns in support of the American Red Cross. Joining Jones for the bill signing were Kimberly Burton, CEO - American Red Cross Michigan Region; John H. Cauley, Jr., CEO - Mid-Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross; Tiana Gee, CEO - American Red Cross Southwest Michigan; Bill Lukens, American Red Cross State and Community Relations representative; Tony Lasher, CEO - East Central Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross; Mike Mitchell, CEO - American Red Cross of West Michigan; and Jess Averill-Hammond, legislative director for Sen. Jones.
September 9th 2016
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, on Friday honored Robert "Bob" Corey for 70 years of membership with American Legion Post 48 in Grand Ledge. Corey is a World War II veteran and a post charter member and post commander. Corey moved from Wacousta to Grand Ledge at age 11. After graduating from Grand Ledge High School in 1944, Corey served in the U.S. Army in 1945 during World War II, serving mainly in the Philippines, where he was responsible for transporting POWs around Manilla.
August 22nd 2016
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, met with area educators and authors, Shannon Cooper-Toma (left) and Tracy Foster (right) on Wednesday. The pair are a part of the Corunna Public School District and coauthored Benson's Adventures in Michigan, a children's book featuring Michigan landmarks and vacation destinations. Jones supports the effort to educate children about travel opportunities in Michigan, as well as the rest of the country and abroad.
July 13th 2016
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, proudly welcomed Chief Master Sgt. Alan VanPate to the state Capitol on Thursday as his honored guest for the Michigan Senate's 22nd Annual Memorial Day Service, which paid tribute to the state's fallen soldiers. VanPate was recently appointed as the senior enlisted advisor for the Michigan National Guard and is the first member of the Michigan Air Guard selected for that position. VanPate deployed in 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he coordinated more than 200 air missions in support of combat operations. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Navy Achievement Medal.
May 26th 2016
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, proudly welcomed Pastor Kevin Berry (right) to the Michigan Senate on Thursday. Berry serves as pastor at Mount Hope Church in Delta Township and delivered the invocation before the start of Senate session.
April 21st 2016
The Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP) presented Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, with the organization's Legislator of the Year award at their annual conference in Grand Rapids. Pictured from left: Grand Ledge Police Chief Martin Underhill, former MACP president; Jones; Howell Police Chief George Basar, MACP legislative chair; and Northville Township Chief John Werth, MACP president.
March 9th 2016
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, plunged into an ice-cold pool in front of the Capitol on Thursday. Jones and other legislators participated in the 2016 Legislative Polar Plunge to help raise money for Special Olympics Michigan, a year-round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Jones is a member of the Special Olympics Michigan board and participated in his seventh polar plunge. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and members and staff of the Michigan House and Senate also took the plunge.
March 3rd 2016
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, plunged into an ice-cold pool in front of the Capitol on Thursday. Jones and other legislators participated in the 2016 Legislative Polar Plunge to help raise money for Special Olympics Michigan, a year-round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Jones is a member of the Special Olympics Michigan board and participated in his seventh polar plunge. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and members and staff of the Michigan House and Senate also took the plunge.
March 3rd 2016
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, and Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr., D-East Lansing, recognized the accomplishments of the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant and its workers during Senate session. The senators presented a copy of Senate Resolution 143 to plant officials and workforce leaders. Pictured from left: Lansing Regional Personnel Director Shawn Davis, Local UAW 652 President Mike Green, Jones, Hertel, Local UAW 652 Chairman Ted Krumm and Lansing Regional Plant Manager Mike Trevorrow.
February 18th 2016
Sens. Tonya Schuitmaker (second from left), Judy Emmons (sixth from left), Arlan Meekhof (seventh from left), Jim Stamas (eighth from left), Peter Macgregor (ninth from left), Rick Jones (seventh from right), Margaret O'Brien (fifth from right), and Goeff Hansen (right) joined other members of the Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder at a bill signing for the $28 million appropriations supplemental to support efforts in Flint.
January 29th 2016
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, proudly welcomed Pastor Marc Livingston to the Capitol on Tuesday. Livingston serves as pastor at Chester Gospel Church in Charlotte and accompanied the senator for Gov. Rick Snyder's 2016 State of the State address.
January 19th 2016
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, (left) proudly welcomed Pastor Stephen Byrens to the Michigan Senate on Wednesday. Byrens serves as pastor at the City on a Hill Community Church in Olivet and delivered the invocation before the start of the first Senate session day of 2016.
January 13th 2016
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, was presented with the Michigan Probate Judges Association's Legislator of the Year award by Clinton County Probate Judge Lisa Sullivan on Nov. 5. Among the reasons given for the judges' honoring Jones was the senator's work on legislation to protect Michigan seniors from being financially exploited by a family member.
November 9th 2015
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, and Rep. Ben Glardon, R-Owosso, were joined by officials from Shiawassee County and Wheeler Trucking to tell the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee about the need for Jones' legislation to help the trucking company bring 300 jobs to Shiawassee County. Pictured from left: Glardon, Justin Horvath of the Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership, Wheeling Trucking CFO Doug Kelley, Wheeler Trucking board member J.D. Smith and Jones.
October 20th 2015
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, presented officials from the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) with a copy of Senate Resolution 86, which commemorates September 2015 as Life Insurance Awareness Month. Pictured from left: Jones, NAIFA Executive Director Kay Harless, and NAIFA members Diana Pringle and Jon Solitro.
September 25th 2015
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, joined Wheeler Trucking President Rex Wheeler in New Lothrop as he announced the company's plans to invest $5 million in Shiawassee County and create 300 trucking jobs. Wheeler later showed Jones how the company delivers new semitrucks all over the country. Jones is working with the state police and Michigan Department of Transportation to help make the investment and new jobs a reality.
June 15th 2015
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, (left) proudly welcomed the Rev. Joe Jackson to the Michigan Senate on Wednesday. Jackson serves as a pastor at Community Baptist Church in Grand Ledge and delivered the invocation before the start of Senate session.
June 3rd 2015
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, welcomed to the Capitol a group of Eaton County high school students who are participating in insurance and risk management classes at the Farm Bureau Insurance headquarters in Delta Township. The class is an effort by Eaton Regional Education Services Agency, Olivet College and Farm Bureau Insurance and is designed to help students learn about the insurance industry while possibly earning college credit or insurance industry certification. The students were in Lansing to tour the Capitol, the Accident Fund and the Department of Insurance and Financial Services.
May 28th 2015
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, proudly welcomed Army National Guard Lt. Michelle McCormick (right) to the state Capitol for the Michigan Senate's 21st Annual Memorial Day Service, which honored Michigan's fallen soldiers and paid respect to all past and current service members. Michelle is the sister of Jones' Chief of Staff Sandra McCormick (left).
May 21st 2015
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, reads to students at Laingsburg Elementary School in Laingsburg as part of "March is Reading Month." Jones also talked with the students about the importance of literacy to success in school and in life.
March 12th 2015
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, accepted the newly created Legislative Leadership Award from the Michigan Section of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Jones is the first recipient of the award, and was recognized for his leadership on Public Act 556 of 2014 that supports ham radio operators. Pictured from left: ARRL Great Lakes Director Dale Williams; ARRL State Government Liaison for Michigan Ed Hude; Jones; Larry Camp, ARRL section manager for Michigan; and ARRL Local Government Liaison Butch Hedges.
March 11th 2015
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, plunges into an ice-cold pool in front of the Capitol on Thursday. Jones and other legislators participated in the 2015 Legislative Polar Plunge to help raise money for Special Olympics Michigan, a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Jones is a member of the Special Olympics Michigan board and participated in his sixth polar plunge. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and members and staff of the Michigan House and Senate also took the plunge.
March 5th 2015
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, proudly welcomed Pastor Marc Livingston (right) to the Michigan Senate. Livingston serves as pastor at Chester Gospel Church in Charlotte and delivered the invocation before the start of Senate session on Thursday.
February 19th 2015
Pastor Marc Livingston (center) of Chester Gospel Church in Charlotte delivered the invocation before the start of Senate session on Thursday. Livingston was the guest of Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, and was joined for the invocation by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley (right).
February 19th 2015
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, proudly welcomed Jim Jackson to the Capitol on Tuesday. Jackson (right), an employee at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant and a UAW 652 member, accompanied the senator for Gov. Rick Snyder's 2015 State of the State address.
January 21st 2015
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, accepts the President's Award from Michigan Fire Inspectors Society President Paul Dove (right) at the organization's meeting at Michigan State University on Sept. 11.
September 11th 2014
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, proudly welcomes Pastor Doug Phillips (left) to the Michigan Senate. Phillips is the executive pastor for ministries at South Church in Delta Township and delivered the invocation before the start of Senate session.
September 10th 2014
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, recently raised $500 for the Michigan Interfaith Council on Alcohol Problems (MICAP) and presented a check to the Rev. Bill Amundsen at the Grand Ledge A and W. Amundsen is a retired pastor of the Grand Ledge United Methodist Church and currently serves on the MICAP board and lives in Delta Township. MICAP educates Michigan citizens about the consequences of the abuse of beverage alcohol and other impairing drugs and promotes public policies that eliminate or mitigate those consequences.
May 20th 2014
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, shows off the result of a successful wild turkey hunt on Sunday, May 4. The senator encourages Michigan residents to take advantage of one of the nation's longest wild turkey seasons.
May 5th 2014
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, joins children with disabilities as Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signs legislation to preserve the dignity of residents with developmental disabilities by removing the terms "mentally retarded" and "mental retardation" from state law.
March 27th 2014
Sen. Jones stands with Olympic medalist Lauryn Williams. Williams is the first woman and only one of give Olympians to even win a medal at both the Summer and Winter games. Williams was a member of the women's 4x100 meter relay team that won gold in the 2012 London Olympics. She also won a silver medal in the 100 meter race at the 2004 Athen's Olympics and recently won a silver medal for the United States in the two-women bobsled event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
March 24th 2014
State Sen. Rick Jones vaults into an ice cold pool in front of the Capitol on Thursday. Jones and other legislators participated in the Legislative Polar Plunge in order to raise money for the Special Olympics.
February 27th 2014
Sen. Jones invited the Olivet Eagles to Senate session in recognition of their efforts to help a teammate with behavioral and learning disorders. Jones sponsored a trip for the team and threw them a pizza party after session.
January 30th 2014
Sen. Jones talks with players, coaches and parents from the Olivet Eagles 8th grade football team. Jones hosted the team at the Capitol in recognition of their efforts to help a teammate with behavioral and learning disorders.
January 30th 2014
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge stands with Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville and Owosso Mayor Ben Fredrick before Gov. Snyder's State of the State address.
January 30th 2014
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, proudly welcomed Mayor Ben Fredrick, City of Owosso, to the Capitol on Thursday. Mayor Fredrick accompanied the Senator to the State of the State.
January 17th 2014
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, proudly welcomed Rev. Kevin Berry to the Capitol on Thursday. Rev. Berry, pastor of Mount Hope Church in Delta Township, gave the invocation before the start of Senate session.
October 31st 2013
Sen. Jones (center left) welcomes Coach Duane Haring (center right) and the Grand Ledge High School girls gymnastics team to the Senate floor in recognition of winning six consecutive Division 1 State Championships.
April 24th 2013
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, presents Dimondale Elementary librarian Dottie Snyder with a check to help support the creation of a children's mural in the elementary school library.
April 8th 2013
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge donates blood doing during Red Cross Month. To date Jones has made 160 donations totaling 20 gallons.
March 1st 2013
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, vaults into an ice-cold pool in front of the Capitol on Thursday. Jones and other legislators participated in the Legislative Polar Plunge in order to raise money for the Special Olympics.
February 28th 2013
Sen. Rick Jones accepts the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police Legislator of the Year Award, presented by Chief Martin Underhill of Grand Ledge (left) and Chief George Basar of Howell.
February 15th 2013
Sen. Jones learns to make a "Big Mac" at the McDonald's Legislative Day. courtesy of Draves Family Restaurant, LLC.
November 26th 2012
Sen. Rick Jones is recognized by the Michigan Pork Producers Association for outstanding support of Michigan's pork industry and all agricultural industries.
June 27th 2012
State Sen. Rick Jones (right) and Jerry Nash, Lake Orion chief of police, stand with Gov. Rick Snyder after he signed Public Act 182 of 2012. PA 182 allows the Department of Community Health director to contact the Michigan Board of Pharmacy if a substance is causing imminent danger. The board is then required to hold a public hearing within 10 days to determine if the substance should be listed as a controlled substance.
June 20th 2012
From left to right: Rep. Pat Summerville, Daniel Quinn, Sen Rick Jones, Sen. Steve Bieda and Rep. Matt Lori stand with Gov.Snyder as the paternity bill package is signed into law. Under the package, a possible biological father to file a petition to determine paternity under certain circumstances.
June 12th 2012
Senator Jones stands on the Senate floor with a brick from the former Michigan State Police Headquarters (MSP). Jones has named it the "boondoggle brick" and displayed it in the Senate as a reminder to all to safeguard tax dollars. The former MSP headquarters was leased for a dollar a year from MSU. A new controversial headquarters was constructed in downtown Lansing at a great cost even though numerous state police officials spoke out against it.
June 7th 2012
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, (left) joined Gov. Synder Rick Snyder at the Capitol Tuesday as he signed Senate Bill 381 into law. SB 381 creates a check-off box on state income tax returns that would allow taxpayers to easily donate money to help fund Special Olympics Michigan athletes.
June 6th 2012
Sen. Jones (center left) and Rep. Deb Shaughnessy (center right) welcome Coach Duane Haring (center) and the Grand Ledge High School girls gymnastics team to the Senate floor in recognition of winning five consecutive Division 1 State Championships.
March 29th 2012
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, proudly welcomed Rev. Larry Schrauger to the Capitol on Tuesday. Rev. Schrauger, pastor of Oneida Gospel Church in Grand Ledge, gave the invocation before the start of Senate session.
March 21st 2012
Sen. Jones receiving the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals "Legislator of the Year" Award with the Hon. Harvey Hoffman, Chair of the MADCP Legislative Committee (left) and the Hon. Brian MacKenzie, President of the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals.
March 15th 2012
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, reads to students at Lansing Adventist School in Delta Township as part of "March Is Reading Month." The lawmaker read First Snow in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick. Jones also talked with students about the importance of literacy and how valuable reading is in his duties as a legislator.
March 12th 2012
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, vaults into an ice-cold pool in front of the Capitol on Thursday. Jones and other legislators participated in the "polar plunge" in order to raise money for the Special Olympics. Jones is a board member of the Special Olympics Michigan Committee and has been a volunteer at the summer games for many years.
February 23rd 2012
Sen. Jones takes part in the Polar Plunge held at Eagle Eye Golf Course in January 2011.
February 21st 2012
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, presented a check on behalf of the Mid-Michigan Future Fund to Rev. Bill Amundsen, treasurer of The Michigan Council on Alcohol Problems (MICAP). The mission of MICAP is to educate citizens about the consequences of the abuse of beverage alcohol and other impairing drugs. It also promotes public policies that eliminate or mitigate those consequences.
January 27th 2012
State Sen. Rick Jones (left), R-Grand Ledge, state Rep. Phil Potvin (right), R-Cadillac, joined Gov. Rick Snyder at the Capitol Tuesday as he signed Public Act 241 of 2011 (House Bill 4163) into law. The new law requires that all Michigan schools implement an anti-bullying policy
December 6th 2011
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, was recently named the Michigan Association of School Social Workers (MASSW) Legislator of the Year. MASSW President Phil Barker presented Jones with the award.
October 25th 2011
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, joined Attorney General Bill Schuette, medical professionals and law enforcement officials from across the state to launch an effort to close loopholes in Michigans Medical Marijuana Act. Jones and his legislative colleagues are working on legislation to help clarify state law.
August 10th 2011
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, presented a special legislative tribute to Nancy Ewing for her service to Strange School on Saturday, July 16. A respected educator, she served the Oneida community for more than three decades. Ewing started teaching in 1977 at Strange School, where she continued to work for the last 34 years.
July 16th 2011
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, presented a special legislative tribute to Nancy Ewing for her service to Strange School on Saturday, July 16. A respected educator, she served the Oneida community for more than three decades. Ewing started teaching in 1977 at Strange School, where she continued to work for the last 34 years.
July 16th 2011
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, (center) welcomed Revs. Dr. William and Barbara Beachy of Trinity United Methodist Church in Delta Township to the state Capitol Wednesday. The Beachys led members of the Michigan Senate during the invocation and afterward joined Jones on the Senate floor for session.
June 29th 2011
At a June 15, 2011 press conference, state Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, introduces legislation to strengthen protections for elderly Michiganians facing acts of physical, emotional, and financial abuse.
June 15th 2011
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, announces legislation that would help fight the devastating statewide spread of feral swine. Jones was joined at the state Capitol by members of the Coalition to Protect Michigan Agriculture and Natural Resources.
June 14th 2011
In remembrance of Pfc. Brad Rappuhn of Grand Ledge, Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, places a folded American flag in a basket on the Senate floor during the chambers 17th Annual Memorial Day Service. Michigans military heroes who defended freedom and sacrificed their lives the past year in the war on terror were honored during the special ceremony.
May 26th 2011
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, (back, center) welcomed Great Start early childhood education advocates and their children from Eaton, Barry and Allegan counties onto the Senate floor during their visit to the Capitol.
May 19th 2011
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, (back, center left) and Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck, welcomed Great Start early childhood education advocates and their children from Eaton, Barry and Allegan counties onto the Senate floor during their visit to the Capitol.
May 19th 2011
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, wears his Dutch heritage outfit on the Senate floor. Jones wore the outfit during session so that he could vote and still make it to Holland for the Tulip Time Festival parade.
May 11th 2011
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, (from left) presents a special Senate tribute to Michigan State Police Trooper Bennie D. Boyd upon his retirement, in recognition of 25 years of service.
April 21st 2011
Upon his retirement, Michigan State Police Trooper Paul D. Guthaus (from right) is recognized by Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, for 25 years of service.
April 20th 2011
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, (right), welcomes Central Michigan University student Justin Mendoza of Otsego to the state Capitol for CMU Day at the Capitol. The annual event provides students an opportunity to give and discuss their research presentations with a variety of people such as legislators, staffers, lobbyists, and judges associated with Michigan politics and policy. Mendozas project is on the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimers.
April 13th 2011
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, (standing, from right), Michigan State Police Director Kriste Etue and Sgt. Chris Hawkins joined Gov. Rick Snyder at the Capitol as he signed Public Acts 17, 18 and 19 of 2011 (Senate Bills 188, 189 and 206) into law. PAs 17, 18 and 19, sponsored by Jones and colleague Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, bring the state into compliance with the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.
April 12th 2011
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, reads to students in Kelly Howes first grade class at Fennville Elementary School as part of March Is Reading Month. The lawmaker read First Snow in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick. Jones also talked with students about the importance of literacy and how valuable reading is in his duties as a legislator.
April 7th 2011
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, visits with Doug Welsch, owner and winemaker of Fenn Valley Vineyards and Wine Cellar in Fennville. It is tradition for senators to buy lunch for their colleagues after their first bill is approved. Jones provided a taste of the 24th Senate District with sandwiches from Eaton County, a dessert from Barry County and a bottle of Fenn Valley wine from Allegan County in celebration of the passage of Senate Bill 19.
March 30th 2011
State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, (left) joined Gov. Rick Snyder at the Capitol Tuesday as he signed Public Act 10 of 2011 (Senate Bill 20) into law. Sponsored by Jones, the new law bans administrative rules mandating workplace ergonomics rules in Michigan. PA 10 prohibits the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Association from enacting mandatory ergonomics rules. Voluntary guidelines are allowed, but can be no more stringent than federal guidelines.
March 22nd 2011
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, (left) presents Jeana Rohrs of Charlotte with a special Senate tribute for receiving the 2011 Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce Athena Award. They were joined on the Senate floor by Neal Rohrs and state Rep. Deb Shaughnessy, R-Charlotte (right). Jeana Rohrs is a member of the Lansing State journal sales team and has served as a board member with the Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce.
March 10th 2011
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, welcomed Pastor Betty Smith of First United Methodist Church in Grand Ledge to the state Capitol Tuesday. Smith led members of the Michigan Senate during the invocation and afterward joined Jones on the Senate floor for session.
March 8th 2011
State Sen. Rick Jones, who raised $1,000 to help finish work on the Grand Ledge Vietnam Veterans Memorial (GLVVM) project, presents a check to local veterans Tom Dingler (from left), GLVVM Committee vice president; Duane Miller, Legion Commander; Linn Driver, GLVVM Committee member; Jones, R-Grand Ledge; Graydon Briggs, VFW GLVVM Committee member; and Richard Cup, VFW GLVVM Committee member. The veterans need $3,000 to complete the memorial, which they hope to unveil after the Memorial Day Parade.
February 15th 2011
Feb. 10, 2011 State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, welcomes Rob Piercefield, president of the village of Mulliken, to the state Capitol. Piercefield also owns Swedes Restaurant in Mulliken, which supplied sandwiches, soup and salad to the Michigan Senate in celebration of the passage of Jones first bill in the Senate, Senate Bill 19.
February 10th 2011
Sen. Rick Jones (right), R-Grand Ledge, and Rep. Deb Shaughnessy (left), R-Charlotte, present a special tribute to Kay Marsh honoring her service as treasurer for the Village of Vermontville. Marsh was appointed treasurer in July 1966 and served in that post for 44 years before her retirement in 2010. An active community member, Marsh raised her family and a successful business with her husband in addition to serving the people of the Village of Vermontville with great distinction. Marsh is also a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Vermontville Historical Society and Vermontville Library Board.
February 7th 2011
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, participates in a ribbon cutting celebrating the grand opening of Air Lifts new 20,000 square foot manufacturing plant expansion in Delta Township. Pictured, from left, are: Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tim Daman; Tony Baltimore, Congressman Mike Rogers aide; Tico Duckett; Air Lift President Kevin Mehigh; Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge; Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville; Rep. Joan Bauer, D-Lansing; and Brent Case of the Lansing Chamber.
January 27th 2011
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, is sworn in by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. (left) with Charlene, Jones" wife of 37 years, by his side and grandson Nick holding the family Bible.
January 12th 2011