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Timothy W. Jones

Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 89th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
2007
Preceded by Jack Jackson

Born May 25, 1971
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Suzanne Jones
Children Katherine Sophia
Residence Eureka, Missouri
Alma mater St. John's University (juris doctor)
Fordham University (Bachelor of Arts)
Occupation Attorney
Profession Politician
Religion Catholic
Website www.timwjones.org

Timothy W. (Tim) Jones (born May 25, 1971) is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing the 89th district, located in St. Louis County.

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Personal life

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Background and Education

Jones was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and moved to the Greater St. Louis area during his childhood. After graduating from St. Louis University High School, Jones received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 from Fordham University with a double major in English and Russian Studies. Jones then attended St. John's University School of Law, where he received his juris doctorate in 1996.

Jones resides in Eureka, Missouri with his wife, Suzanne, and their daughter, Katherine Sophia.

Career

Jones is currently employed as an attorney with the Saint Louis, Missouri office of Doster Guin James Ullom Benson & Mundorf, where he focuses on business services and litigation, as well as civil and criminal litigation.

"Birther" lawsuit

Jones is a "Birther," a plaintiff represented by attorney/dentist Orly Taitz in a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, alleging that President Obama is not the lawful Commander in Chief, based on the allegation that he is not a "natural born citizen." [1] The lawsuit was dismissed on October 29, 2009.[2]

Group and Church Memberships

Jones and his family attend church at the Most Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eureka, and is a past president of the church's Parish Council. Additionally, Jones is a member of the Board of Directors and the Development Committee at SSM St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation-Kirkwood; Second Vice President, Member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee for the West St. Louis County Lions Club; member of the Board of Directors and pro bono legal counsel for the Eureka Historical Society; a member of both the Eureka and Chesterfield Chambers of Commerce; and is involved in the Rockwood School District Partners in Education and in the Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education program, where he is a frequent lecturer and published author.

Elected career

In 2006, Jones announced his intention to run to replace the outgoing Jack Jackson in the Missouri House of Representatives. Jones garnered 53% of the vote in a 3-way primary race, and ran unopposed in the general election. In 2008, Jones faced minimal opposition, even receiving the endorsement of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He won reelection with over 70% of the vote.

Awards

Civic Service

Jones is a past recipient of an annual Individual Service Award from the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce; and has received the Annual Certificate of Appreciation by the Rockwood School District Partners in Education. Additionally, Jones has been recognized by the Eureka Chamber of Commerce with their 2006 Spirit Award.

Education and Legal Awards

During his time at Fordham University, Fordham's Emergency Medical Services department recognized Jones with their Outstanding Service Award. While at St. John's University School of Law, Jones won three "Best Advocate" awards for Civil and Criminal Trial competitions. In 2006, Jones was recognized with the St. Louis County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, and in February 2009, he was selected to serve as president of the St. Louis County Bar Association.

Legislative Awards

For his efforts in the legislature, Jones was recognized as the Freshman Legislator of the Year by the caucus in 2007 for his advocacy on behalf of small business & law enforcement; as the 2007 Freshman Legislator of the Year by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and received the 2008 Legislative Award from the Missouri Bar.

Electoral history

2008 General Election for Missouri’s 89th District House of Representatives[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tim Jones 14,247 72.6
Democratic George (Boots) Weber 5,370 27.4
2006 Primary Election for Missouri’s 89th District House of Representatives[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tim Jones 1,408 53.0
Republican Stephen (Steve) Banton 1,159 43.6
Republican Scott Dickenson 92 3.5

External links

References

  1. ^ Brutal Ruling Quashes Birthers' Lawsuit, October 29, 2009
  2. ^ Judicial Decision, October 29, 2009
  3. ^ Missouri Secretary of State Election Archives-November 4, 2008 General Election-District 89-Retrieved March 29, 2009
  4. ^ Missouri Secretary of State Election Archives-August 8, 2006 Primary Election-District 89-Retrieved March 29, 2009

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