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Arizona State Legislature
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Forty-seventh Legislature - First Regular Session
 
 
  Russell L. Jones

Russell L. Jones

Republican
District 24

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 342
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5273
Fax Number: (602) 417-3124

 

Personal Information
Born:                 May 11, 1948, San Diego, California
Married:            January 13, 1968
Wife:                 Janet Francis Jones, Born - February 27, 1948, San Diego, California
Children:           Shelley Jones Mellon, Married with three children
                          Eric Richard Jones, Married with one child
Education:
     • Calexico Union High School
     • San Diego State University, Business Administration
     • University of Arizona, B.E.D.C.
     • Bilingual – English and Spanish



Military Service:
    • U.S. Army 1970-1972; Sp.6;
    • 63rd Topo Corp,
    • 82nd Airborne Division
    • Top Security Clearance
Current Position
• Arizona State Representative-Elect for District 24
     •Natural Resources Committee, Vice Chairman
     •Transportation Committee, Member
     •Counties, Municipalities and Military Affairs, Member

Professional Licenses
    • United States Customhouse Broker,
       Licensed in San Diego CMC and Nogales CMC
    • Arizona State Licensed Insurance Broker
    • Arizona State Licensed Notary Public

Professional Affiliations

    • National Customhouse Brokers Freight Forwarders Association
    • Border Brokers Association
    • San Diego Customs Brokers Association
    • NCBFAA Customs Committee
    • Southwest Arizona Port Users

Past Professional Affiliations (Non-Current)

    • National Customs Automation Committee
    • National Drawback Program Committee
    • Arizona Department of Commerce Advisory Board
    • Legislative Committee Chairman, Arizona/Mexico Commission
    • Customs Electronic Systems Advisory Committee (CESAC)

Affiliated Professional Activities
    • Arizona Representative – Board of Directors, Border Philanthropy Project
    • Board of Directors, Arizona/Mexico Commission
    • Board of Directors, Border Trade Alliance
    • Private Sector Appointee of Governor to Joint Legislative Committee on

International Transportation and Ports of Entry
    • Governor’s Task Force for the CANAMEX Trade Corridor
    • Board of Directors and Co-Founder of 1st Bank Yuma

Past Affiliated Professional Activities (Non-Current)
    • Yuma Representative, Border Issues Committee and Chairman of the
       Legislative Committee for the Arizona/Mexico Commission
    • Organization for Free Trade and Development
    • Arizona Department of Commerce, Advisory Board, International Trade and Tourism
    • Board of Directors, Border Volunteer Corps
    • Chair, Economic Development Committee (predecessor to YEDC)
    • Board of Directors, Yuma Economic Development Corporation and past Chair
    • Executive Committee, San Luis, AZ Economic Development Commission
    • Chairman, Arizona International Development Authority
    • Governor’s Representative - Southwestern Border Transportation Alliance and
       Border Governors' Association Transportation Committee
    • President's Advisory Committee, University of Arizona
    • University of Arizona, College of Business, National Advisory Committee
    • Board of Directors, Yuma Orchestra Association
    • Board of Directors, Yuma County Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors, San Luis Maquiladora Association
    • Board of Trustees, Yuma Elementary School District No. 1
    • Advisory Board for Bank One Arizona, N.A

Civic Activities
    • Vice-President, Arizona Community Foundation Board
    • Board Member, Yuma Community Foundation
    • Vice President, Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation (GYEDC)
    • Member, Caballeros de Yuma
    • District Finance Committee, Boy Scouts of America
    • Board of Directors, Yuma Community Food Bank
    • Member and Co-Founder, San Luis “Frontera” Rotary Club

Past Civic Activities (Non-Current)
    • Board of Directors, Yuma County Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors, Community Concert Association
    • Board of Directors, American Heart Association, Yuma Division, State Affiliate
    • Board of Directors, Yuma Regional Hospital Foundation
    • President, Board of Trustees, Gadsden School District
    • NAU Foundation
    • University of Arizona, College of Business, National Advisory Committee
    • Arizonans for Cultural Development
    • Vice President of the Arizona Western College Foundation
    • Yuma District Library Foundation
    • Board of Directors, Yuma Orchestra Association
    • Board of Directors, Yuma Fine Arts Association
    • Board of Trustees, Health Benefits for Yuma Elementary School District No. 1
    • Chair, Yuma County School Unification Study Team for Arizona State
      Department of Education (at request of the Yuma County Superintendent of Schools
    • Advisory Board for the University of Arizona International Publication
    • The Yuma Group
    • San Luis “Frontera” Rotary Club, Charter President
    • Rotary International, District 5500, Twice Assistant District Governor
    • Scout Master, Boy Scouts of America
    • Coach, Pop Warner Football

Business Activities
    • President, Richard L. Jones Customhouse Brokers, Inc., San Luis, Arizona
    • Secretary, Richard L. Jones, Inc., Calexico, California
    • Vice President, R.L. Jones-Tecate, Tecate, California
    • President, R.L. Jones Customhouse Brokers, Inc., Nogales, Arizona
    • Chairman and Secretary, Richard L. Jones Customhouse Brokers, Inc., San Diego, California
    • President, R.L. Jones Insurance Agency, San Luis, Arizona
    • President, San Luis International Freight Services, San Luis, Arizona
    • President, San Luis Warehouse & Transfer, San Luis, Arizona
    • President, Calexico Warehouse & Transfer, Calexico, California
    • President, San Diego Warehouse & Transfer, San Diego, California
    • President, R.L. Jones Management Group, Inc., San Luis, Arizona
    • Managing Member, San Luis Building & Development, LLC
    • Managing Member, Rio Colorado Development Company, LLC
    • Managing Member, Del Mundo, LLC
    • Managing Member, Newport Business Park, LLC,
    • Managing Member, R.L. Jones Properties, LLC
    • Managing Member, Border Properties, LLC
    • Managing Member, Multi-Frontier Computer Services
    • President, San Luis, Arizona, Industrial Park Tenants’ Association, L.L.C.
    • President, Intercontinental Cargo Federation

Additional Activities and Interests
    • Organized and Chaired Founding Committee, “The San Luis Committee for
       Progress,” for the City of San Luis, Arizona
    • Member of Founding Committee for the Yuma Economic Development Corporation
    • Member of Founding Committee and Chaired, San Luis Economic Development Commission
    • Member NRA
    • Member of Founding Committee, San Luis Maquiladora Association
    • Charter President and Founding Member, San Luis Rotary Club
    • Past President and Founding Member, Yuma Orchestra Association
    • Alumni of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity
    • Certified Scuba Diver
    • Private Pilot’s License for Multi-Engine and Instrument

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Committee Assignments
Committee
Position
Minutes
Agendas
 
Counties, Municipalities and Military Affairs Member Click Here Click Here
Natural Resources and Agriculture Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
Transportation Member Click Here Click Here

 

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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
 
HB2167 P* physical disability parking; technical correction
HB2168 P* school bus equipment; technical correction
HB2276 C healthy forest amendments
HB2277 C water providers; water plans
  (NOW: water providers; community system plans
See Vote
HB2343 C vehicles; special registration
HB2344 C county animal control; charitable organizations See Vote
HB2424 C golden rule special license plates See Vote
HB2425 C corporate tax credit; tuition organizations.
HB2426 C constitutional commemoration committee; continuation See Vote
HB2475 P* safety enforcement transportation infrastructure fund
HB2495 C elections; petitions; translations
HB2496 C recall petitions; translation
HB2523 C clean elections; fundraising expenses
HB2524 P* air bags; installation; violations
  (NOW: vehicles; replacement parts; air bags
HB2526 C breast cancer special plates
HB2544 C schools; nutrition standards See Vote
HB2549 C vending machine policies
HB2553 C vehicles; brake devices; muffler requirements
HB2555 C motorcycle safety fund
HB2558 P* motor vehicle dealer license plates
HB2569 C safety products; unlawful practices
HB2573 C concealed weapons certification; peace officers
HB2577 P* disclosure of personal information; MVD
HB2585 C military sales tax exemption
HB2599 C emergency workers; liability
HB2603 P* Arizona international development authority
HB2610 C probation; surveillance officers; overtime; representation.
HB2613 C forest health amendments.
HB2615 C cervical cancer study committee
HB2621 C retiree health insurance; rural subsidy
HB2623 C bond elections; ballot language See Vote
HB2627 P* liquor purchases; primary source
HB2634 C tax credit; university research expenses
  (NOW: university research expenses; tax credit
HB2641 C appropriation; teachers; retirement contributions
HB2643 C lower Colorado river multispecies conservation
HB2647 C liquor; omnibus See Vote
HB2679 C tattoo parlors; waste disposal
HB2683 C abortion; fetal pain
HB2689 C methamphetamines; drug labs; abuse
HB2690 C trust land reform
HB2703 C bankruptcy exemptions; earned income refund
HB2709 P* private prisons; Mexico facility See Vote
HB2728 C Arizona water settlements act See Vote
HB2748 C budget reconciliation; capital outlay
HB2749 C budget reconciliation; supplemental appropriations
HB2750 C budget reconciliation; state automation; telecommunications
HB2751 C budget reconciliation; budget procedures
HB2752 C budget reconciliation; criminal justice
HB2753 C budget reconciliation; environmental protections
HB2754 C budget reconciliation; fees for services
HB2755 C budget reconciliation; general revenues
HB2756 C budget reconciliation; health and welfare
HB2757 C K-12 education; budget reconciliation
HB2758 C budget reconciliation; higher education
HB2759 C budget reconciliation; Ladewig settlement payments
HB2760 C budget reconciliation; school facilities board
HB2761 C budget reconciliation; transportation
HB2762 C budget reconciliation; revenue; marriage; taxation
HB2763 C budget reconciliation; taxation; corporations; property
HB2764 C general appropriations; budget
HB2765 C capital outlay; budget
HB2766 C health and welfare; budget
HB2767 C K-12 education; budget
HB2768 C higher education; budget
HB2769 C school facilities board; budget
HB2770 C general revenues; budget
HB2771 C fees for services; budget
HB2772 C state budget procedures; budget
HB2773 C environmental protections; budget
HB2774 C transportation; budget
HB2775 C Ladewig settlement payments; budget
HB2776 C criminal justice; budget
HB2777 C state automation; telecommunications; budget
HB2778 C tuition organizations; tax credit; budget
HB2779 C taxation; corporations; property; budget
HB2780 C revenue; marriage; taxation; budget
HCM2005 C marriage; constitutional amendment
HCM2007 C CAP water priority
HCR2027 C definition of marriage
HCR2041 C Ronald Reagan; death resolution
HCR2043 C truth in budgeting and accounting
  (NOW: balanced budget mandate
HCR2047 C honoring contributions of agriculture
HCR2050 C trust land reform
HCR2060 C trust land; fiduciary duty
HCR2062 C SPC Carson J. Ramsey
HCR2063 C Honorable James Sedillo
HM2002 C pain management; health professionals
HR2001 C salary recommendations; judges; justices; disapproval
HR2002 C Lalo Guerrero death resolution
HR2003 C death resolution: Evelyn Hallman
HR2004 C death resolution; PFC Joseph Knott
HR2005 C death resolution; Jake Teague
SB1070 P citrus, fruit and vegetable; council
SB1146 C minors; entry into Mexico
SB1235 C CAGRD omnibus; water
SB1336 C rural water legislative study committee See Vote
SB1362 C game licenses; voter registration link
SB1363 C bar licenses; firearms; posted notice
SB1377 P insurers; certificate of exemption
SB1456 P well drillers; continuing education

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