Grand Ledge, Michigan , United States
|| November 17, 1952
Jun 06, 2016 05:30pm
State Representative Rick Jones was elected to his first term in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2004 representing residents of Eaton County in the 71st District.
Rick received a Bachelor's Degree from Michigan State University and Executive Leadership Training from Central Michigan University. He received further training from the F.B.I. (Executive Leadership Training), the U.S. Department of Treasury (Crisis Management Training), and the U.S. Department of Justice (Correctional Leadership Training).
Rick Jones was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. Prior to this, he worked 33 years in law enforcement, serving over 30 years with the Eaton County Sheriff Department. Rick started as a deputy and worked his way up through the ranks as sergeant, lieutenant, and captain before being elected sheriff in 2000.
COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS
Rick volunteers with Eaton Community Hospice, delivers Meals-On-Wheels to shut-ins, and volunteers with Area 8 Special Olympics. Rick is a 12-gallon donor with the Red Cross. He is a fundraising-events volunteer for Woldumar Nature Center. He was a construction volunteer for the Imagination Station and Playground of Dreams, community playgrounds in Potterville and Eaton Rapids. Rick is a Member of Grand Ledge Rotary, American Legion S.A.L Post 42, Eaton County Farm Bureau. Rick has been an active participant in charity events: Crop Walk, Relay for Life, and Walk for Warmth.
Rick has been awarded the Service to Children Award from the Eaton County Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Council, the "Very Involved Person" Award from the Greater Lansing 100 Club for volunteer work, as well as appreciation awards from the Dimondale Lions, the Olivet Rotary, and the American Legion. He received the Charlotte Community Excellence Award for volunteer work from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. He was also awarded Eaton County Sheriff’s Award for Bravery.
Rick has been married for 31 years to Charlene. They have two children, Kate and Charlie. They also have a grandson, Nick. Rick is an active member of the Grand Ledge First United Methodist Church. Rick was born November 17, 1952.