Bradley Jones Jr.

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Brad Jones
Minority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Assumed office
November 21, 2002
Acting: November 21, 2002 – January 2003
Preceded by Francis L. Marini
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 20th Middlesex district
Assumed office
January 2003
Preceded by Jim Miceli
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 21st Middlesex district
In office
January 1, 1994 – January 2003
Preceded by Robert Krekorian
Succeeded by Charles A. Murphy
Personal details
Born (1965-01-09) January 9, 1965 (age 53)
North Reading, Massachusetts,
U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Linda Jones
Education Johns Hopkins University
Harvard University (BLA)
Website Official website

Bradley H. Jones Jr. (born January 9, 1965 in North Reading, Massachusetts) is a Republican member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives since January 1994. He has also been the minority leader of the House since 2003. Jones represents the 20th Middlesex district, he represents parts of Lynnfield, Middleton, North Reading and Reading.

Early life and career[edit]

Jones grew up in North Reading going to North Reading High School and later attending Johns Hopkins University and later the Harvard University Extension School. Jones was first elected to the North Reading Republican Town Committee in 1988 where he still serves. He was later elected to the North Reading Board of Selectmen where he served from 1993–1999. Jones also has served on the North Reading Finance Committee (1992–1993, 1999–present) and the North Reading Housing Authority (1988–1992).

He started his career in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1994. In 2001 Jones was elected to his first leadership position in 2001 as the Assistant Minority Leader. Then in 2003 he ascended to the position of Minority Leader and has served in that position since.

Organizations that Jones is a part of include Eastern Middlesex Services, where he was a former member of the Board of Directors, and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Jones lives with his wife Linda and their two children in North Reading.[1]

2009 Leadership contest[edit]

In November 2008, Lewis Evangelidis announced that he was going to run for House Minority Leader, the top Republican post in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.[2][3] In the January 2009, leadership vote, Evangelides lost the contest to incumbent Jones, by two votes, 9 to 7.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mass.gov/legis/member/bhj1.htm
  2. ^ Butler, Brandon (November 25, 2008), State Rep. Evangelidis to pursue Republican leadership position, Fitchburg, MA: Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise, p. Local Section. 
  3. ^ Monahan, John J. (November 21, 2008), GOP fight dividing delegation; Evangelidis wants leadership post, Worcester, MA: Worcester Telegram & Gazette, p. B1. 
  4. ^ Monahan, John J. (January 8, 2009), DiMasi re-elected as speaker; 7 House Democrats call out 'present' instead of casting votes, Worcester, MA: Worcester Telegram & Gazette, p. A4. 

External links[edit]

Massachusetts House of Representatives
Preceded by
Francis L. Marini
Minority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
2002–present
Incumbent