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Forty-ninth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Russell L. Jones

Russell L. Jones

District 24

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 345
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3002
Fax Number: (602) 417-3124


Russ Jones was born in San Diego, California. He graduated from Calexico Union High School and went on to study Business Administration at San Diego State University. He also studied economic development at the University of Arizona. Russ is bilingual in Spanish and English.


Russ has been married for over 41 years to his wife, Janet. They are the parents of two children and have four grandchildren. He and his wife have lived in Yuma, Arizona since 1974.


From 1970-1972, Russ served in the U.S. Army, 63rd TOPO Corps, 82nd Airborne Division (Top Secret Clearance, Sp 6). He is currently serving as a Major in the Civil Air Patrol. He is a pilot in the 508th Squadron based in Yuma, Arizona.


As an Arizona State Representative for District 24, Russ Jones is a member of the Appropriations Committee and the Environmental Committee. He is the Vice-Chairman for the Natural Resources and Rural Affairs Committee. Russ is also on the Council of State Governments, Border Legislators Committee, West.


In 2004-2006, Russ served his first term as a Representative of District 24. During that term, Russ served as a Vice Chairman for the Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee. He was also a member of the Transportation Committee as well as a member of Counties, Municipalities and Military Affairs.


Russ has been a successful small businessman for many years. He is currently the President/CEO of R.L. Jones Management Group. He is a licensed Insurance Broker and Notary for the State of Arizona. He also has a National Customs Brokers License with a Customs Import Specialists (CIS) designation.


Russ’s professional activities include Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Border Philanthropy Partnership, Chairman for the Agro-Industries Committee as part of the Arizona/Mexico Commission, Treasurer for the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Border Trade Alliance.


Russ is affiliated with the National Customhouse Brokers Freight Forwarders Association, the Southwest Arizona Port Users Association, and the San Diego Customs Brokers Association.


Russ’s civic activities include Board Member for the Yuma Community Foundation, a member of the Caballeros de Yuma, District Advisory Committee for the Boy Scouts of America, Arts Commission in San Luis, Arizona, Charter President for the San Luis ‘Frontera’ Rotary Club, and Treasurer for the San Luis, AZ Industrial Park, L.L.C.


Besides serving as a State Representative, Russ enjoys reading, camping, hunting, flying, scuba diving, classical music, history, and sharing his life experiences with his grandchildren.


Committee Assignments
Appropriations Member Click Here Click Here
Environment Member Click Here Click Here
Natural Resources and Rural Affairs Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2073 P state equalization property tax repeal..
HB2095 C air quality permits; technical correction
HB2096 C water quality; technical correction
HB2097 C technical correction; light pollution
HB2127 C legislators; voting required; salary loss
HB2129 C state aviation fund; grants
HB2130 C campaign finance reports; penalty
HB2135 P state contracts; participation goal; veterans
HB2157 P wildlife; aquatic invasive species See Vote
HB2178 P equine rescue registry
HB2198 P settlement of claims; workers' compensation
HB2199 C state compensation fund; employer misrepresentation.
  (NOW: corporations and LLC omnibus
See Vote
HB2200 C workers' compensation; controlled substances.
HB2238 C AHCCCS; DES; fraud reduction
HB2247 C home sales; water supply disclosure
HB2250 C public trust lands; use permit
HB2252 P* international ports development
  (NOW: international transportation and port infrastructure
HB2253 P* publication of notices; websites
  (NOW: public legal notices; committee
HB2254 P* state transportation board membership
HB2255 P* fertilizer fund; pesticide fund; uses
HB2256 P* border regional port authority
HB2268 P county and municipal budgets
  (NOW: political subdivision budgets
HB2275 P* technical correction; game and fish
  (NOW: mining study committee
HB2276 P* technical correction; Smith-Lever act
HB2277 P* technical correction; agricultural extension
  (NOW: agricultural study committee
HB2278 P* technical correction; state trust lands
  (NOW: tires; abandoned mines
HB2289 P* claim of public rights-of-way
HB2308 C residential contractors' recovery fund
HB2309 C school tax credit; fees; limitation
HB2335 C improvement districts; renewable energy See Vote
HB2336 C community facilities districts; renewable energy
  (NOW: county renewable energy incentive districts
HB2338 C energy; fuels; idling
HB2340 C consumer reporting agencies; account information
HB2343 C traffic enforcement; nearest lighted area
HB2344 C vulnerable adults; financial exploitation See Vote
HB2345 C hospice service agencies; screening requirements
HB2347 C incapacitated or vulnerable adults; sentencing
HB2348 C dangerous crimes against children; sentencing
HB2349 C agricultural composting definition
HB2350 C wildfire protection; fuel; private property
HB2353 C cities; water softeners; salts
HB2355 C income tax subtraction; volunteer service
HB2400 P partial-birth abortions; definition
HB2432 C school board membership; family members
HB2440 C drought emergency groundwater transfers
HB2479 C bicycles; yield at stop signs
HB2480 P* regional transportation authorities; qualifying counties.
HB2481 P* joint legislative committee; transportation; Mexico
HB2482 P* civil air patrol; federal monies
HB2504 C school districts; state mandates; funding
HB2505 C cities and towns; state mandates
HB2506 C CORP; chaplains; membership
HB2508 C central state repository; crime information
HB2514 C amateur radio; structures; accommodation
HB2525 C TAPBI programs; schools
HB2564 C abortion
HB2572 C voter registration; technical correction
  (NOW: sports authority districts
HB2573 C voter registration list; deleted names
HB2574 C orders of protection; minors
HB2575 C voter registration list; format
HB2581 P* library districts; county reimbursement
HB2582 C franchise agreements; right to renew
HB2631 P eligibility determinations; AHCCCS.
HB2632 PZ unemployment insurance; benefits
HCM2005 C purple heart; Vietnam veterans
HCM2006 P* state land; natural resources
HCM2009 P opposing federal firearms legislation
HCR2006 C legislative districts; single member
HCR2022 P school district expenditures; authorization..
HCR2036 C supporting the citizens of Iran
HR2001 P David Hurt; death resolution
SB1138 P partial-birth abortions; definition.
SB1142 C public expenditure transparency database
SB1143 C enhanced driver licenses; border travel.
SB1144 C incompetent persons; prosecuting agency; notification
SB1312 C perinatal mood disorder study committee
SB1329 C central state repository; crime information.
SCM1001 C equine resources; opposing federal legislation
SCR1029 C perinatal mood disorders


P* = Prime Prime Sponsor, P = Prime Sponsor, C = Co-Sponsor