Tad Jones (politician)
|Oklahoma State Representative|
1998 – Present
|Preceded by||Dwayne Steidly|
|Constituency||9th House District|
|Born||23 October 1972|
|Spouse(s)||Samantha (Hamilton) Jones|
|Children||Logan Benjamin Jones |
Blake Alexander Jones
Connor Daniel Jones
|Alma mater||University of Tulsa|
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Early life and career
Jones was born in Tucson, Arizona on October 23, 1972. His parents are Ted and Corky (Burkert) Jones. Tad graduated from Oologah High School in 1991 and then went to the University of Mississippi as a walk-on QB. Tad Jones transferred to the University of Tulsa in 1993 where he was a walk-on QB for the Golden Hurricane and he eventually gained a football scholarship. He graduated from Tulsa University in 1996 and he earned a degree in marketing. Jones is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Rotary International.
Jones entered the Legislature in 1998 as a Republican in the then Democrat-controlled Oklahoma House of Representatives. For several years, rarely did more than one of his bills become law. By 2005, however, Jones was seeing more success with three bills from the 2005 legislative session signed into law, including the "Inpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment of Minors Act".
Prior to becoming House Majority Leader, Jones served as the chair of the House education committee. Education bills he has authored and that were signed into law include a bill that created Oklahoma's Academic Achievement Award (AAA) and a measure that authorized the Board of Education to license teachers from the Teach for American program.
- 2009 State Legislative Leadership, National Conference of State Legislatures. 10-14-09
- House Majority Leadership, Oklahoma House of Representatives Archived 2013-06-22 at the Wayback Machine. 10-14-09
- Tad Jones Complete Bio, VoteSmart.org. 10-14-09
- Bill Tracking Archived 2005-11-11 at the Wayback Machine, Oklahoma House of Representatives (accessed February 3, 2010)