Sen. Jones responds to attacks


LANSING—State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, reported yard signs are popping up around his district attempting to attack him for not working because the Legislature is not in session. The signs say: “Senator Rick Jones, Gone Fishin’, Out of Town, Out of Touch.”

“I think it’s hilarious that someone would spend money on nice union-made signs to advertise my name,” said Jones. “I have not taken any legislative break and continue to work at least six days a week. In fact, every day I post on Facebook what I will be doing for that day.”

This past week, among his many activities, Jones attended and spoke at the Eaton County Farm Bureau breakfast, met with seniors at the Meijer coffee shop, spoke at the Lansing Community College groundbreaking for new training of utility workers, and spoke at the Charlotte School and Potterville School forums.

He also met with constituents in Eaton Rapids, met with Michigan’s Chief Information Officer David Behen on state contract concerns, worked with Sen. Steve Bieda on legislation, and attended numerous meetings at the Capitol on a variety of issues. Some meetings started at 7 a.m. and went well into the night.

Sen. Jones is usually at the Capitol five days a week and has meetings in three different counties in the 24th Senate District, sometimes 7 days a week.

“When we are not in session, a lot of work gets done,” Jones concluded.