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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Russ Jones

Russ Jones

District 24

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 304
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3002
Fax Number: (602) 417-3124

Personal Information:
Home City: Yuma
Occupation: Insurance
Member Since: 2004
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 43 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 the Chair of the Agriculture and Water Committee, a member of the Appropriations Committee and a member of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. Russ is also on the Council of State Governments, Executive Committee, West.

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, Board of Directors 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
Agriculture and Water Chairman Click Here Click Here
Sub Appropriations on Multi-Year Budgeting Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2101 P protest activity; prohibition
HB2139 C property tax valuation; land fraud
HB2167 C definition of dangerous drugs; synthetic
HB2276 P fertilizers; labeling; inspections; fund
HB2287 C emergency communications; antennae; accommodation
HB2288 C airports; private contractors; security screening
HB2293 C community property; separate debts
HB2310 P* commodity marketing orders and agreements
HB2311 P* weights and measures department; transfer
HB2312 P* structural pest management; regulation.
  (NOW: agricultural trust funds
See Vote
HB2313 P* eminent domain on federal property..
HB2314 P* lake improvement; boating safety; funds.
  (NOW: boating safety; fees; fund
See Vote
HB2315 P* Indian affairs commission; continuation
HB2316 P* Indian affairs commission; fund
HB2317 P* state land department; 2011-2012 appropriation
HB2318 P* regional and public transportation authorities
HB2319 P* primitive roads; county maintenance
HB2320 P* technical correction; Smith-Lever act
HB2321 P* water quality; technical correction
HB2322 P* technical correction; trust lands; access
HB2323 P* technical correction; state land; sale
HB2324 P* technical correction; state trust lands
HB2325 P* water exchanges; technical correction
HB2326 P* active management areas; technical correction
HB2327 P* water resources; technical correction
HB2328 P* agriculture administrative fund; technical correction
HB2329 P* technical correction; agricultural extension
HB2393 P* drought emergency groundwater transfer.
HB2394 P* sustainable state parks fee; fund
HB2395 P* technical correction; mobile home parks
  (NOW: mobile home parks; designation; change
See Vote
HB2396 P* game and fish; trophies; enforcement See Vote
HB2397 P* sale of trust lands; taxes
  (NOW: taxes; sale of trust lands
See Vote
HB2404 C criminal restitution order; absconders
  (NOW: criminal restitution; victim notification
See Vote
HB2405 C human smuggling organization; offense; penalty
HB2406 C crimes; forensic interviews; mandatory fine
HB2407 C victim notification
HB2408 C outpatient treatment; agency notification
HB2409 P attorney fees; recovery; civil actions
HB2410 P honorably discharged veterans; in-state tuition
HB2524 P* trust lands sold; taxation
HB2527 C well ownership; sale; registration
HB2534 C city or town annexation
HB2549 P state nickname; grand canyon state
HB2556 C health savings accounts; tax incentives See Vote
HB2574 P ASRS; return to work prohibited
HB2575 P vehicle; sale; disclosure of lien
HB2585 C controlled substances; marijuana; monitoring
HB2618 C municipal taxes; auditors
HB2619 P* fund transfer; Arizona historical society
  (NOW: unemployment; special assessment
See Vote
HB2623 P landowner prohibition of hunting; posting See Vote
HB2636 C flat income tax
HB2639 C state contracts; preference; Arizona businesses
HB2651 C AHCCCS; veterans
HB2684 C child prostitution; sentencing
HB2686 P* health insurance; vaccines
HB2688 P health care compact; funding.
HB2689 P health insurance; interstate purchase.
HB2690 P employers; group insurance pooling.
HB2708 P homeowner's rebate; primary residence
HB2713 P EORP; defined contribution retirement system
HB2725 P* agriculture trust funds
HCM2002 C remove gray wolf; endangered species
HCM2003 P* daily commuter program
HCR2015 C constitutional convention; federal debt
HCR2017 P* technical correction; national guard
HCR2029 P initiatives; periodic reauthorization
HCR2034 C recognizing pregnancy care centers
HCR2051 P Arizona; centennial song
HM2001 P F-35 program; support funding
HR2001 C opposition; gaming; new Indian reservation
HR2005 P Roosevelt Dam; centennial
HR2007 C Warrene Ware; service
SB1154 P cotton council; employee benefits
SB1194 P structural pest management; regulation
SB1228 P trust lands; long-term leases; default
SB1229 P recreational users; landowner liability
SB1403 C certificates; line siting committee.
  (NOW: mandatory project labor agreements; prohibition
SB1476 P lake improvement; boating safety; funds
SB1525 C city; town; development fees
SB1598 P cities; counties; regulatory review
SB1601 P ambulances; certificate of necessity
SB1610 C state firearm
SCR1059 P supporting Wisconsin governor; legislature
SCR1061 C Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1013 P Lloyd Oliver; death resolution


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