Emil Jones III

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Emil Jones III
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 14th district
Assumed office
January 14, 2009
Preceded by Emil Jones, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1978-05-16) May 16, 1978 (age 39)
Political party Democratic

Emil Jones III[1] (born May 16, 1978)[citation needed] is the Illinois Senate member from the 14th Legislative District. He is the son of former Illinois Senate President Emil Jones.[2]


Emil Jones III was born on May 16, 1978,[citation needed] the son of Emil Jones Jr. and Patricia Jones. Jones III graduated from Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights, Illinois then attended Chicago State University and Robert Morris College.[1] but did not graduate.[3]

In 2007, he became an Administrator at the [[Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. In the 2008 elections, his father, Illinois Senate president Emil Jones, Jr., vacated the 14th Legislative District Illinois Senate seat in August, after the February 5 primary had already passed; son Jones III was appointed as Democratic candidate and, in the November 2008 general election, was elected handily by the heavily-Democratic district.[2]

He is Roman Catholic; his parish is Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Chicago.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c "About Emil Jones III". Friends of Emil Jones III. Retrieved 2009-01-09. [permanent dead link] Site variously referred to Jones as "Emil Jones, III"; "Emil Jones III"; and "Mr. Emil Jones Jr. III"
  2. ^ a b c Zimmer, Nathaniel (2008-12-26). "Jones III set to succeed father, mum on Blago scandal". SouthtownStar. Tinley Park, Illinois: Sun-Times News Group. Archived from the original on December 29, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-09. Jones effectively inherited the seat when his father announced in August that he wouldn't run for re-election and local Democratic committeemen dutifully chose the younger Jones to replace him on the ballot. 
  3. ^ Marin, Carol. "Nepotitis. No cure. State politics smitten with incurable plague". Chicago Sun-Times blog. Sun-Times News Group. Archived from the original on 2008-09-08. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 

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