Bradley H. Jones 186th (2009 - 2010) Representative

R North Reading
Bradley H. Jones


State House
Room 124
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2100
Fax: 617-722-2390
District Office
249 Park Street
North Reading, MA 01864
Phone: 978-664-5936
Fax: 978-664-5936
Bill Docket Bill Title
H.121 HD3228 For legislation to establish a substance screening program within the Department of Transitional Assistance
H.142 HD2420 Relative to the disclosure of certain information by the Disabled Persons Protection Commission
H.143 HD2425 For legislation to make certain changes in the law relative to the authority of the Disabled Persons Protection Commission
H.144 HD2433 For legislation to further define the authority of the Disabled Persons Protection Commission
H.207 HD1101 Relative to statements of small business consideration
S.223 SD904 For legislation to improve augmentative and alternative communication opportunities for children with disabilities
H.317 HD3374 For legislation to regulate the direct shipment of wines
S.514 SD1033 For legislation relative to health care mandates.
S.590 SD955 For legislation relative to MassHealth
H.666 HD1014 Relative to the formation of regional town committees in areas where organization of individual town committees are unorganized upon written request of the state committees of political parties
S.720 SD1024 For legislation relative to unemployment insurance rates.
H.817 HD2485 Relative to establishing a trail maintenance program within the Department of Conservation and Recreation
S.876 SD1673 For legislation to promote safe patient care and support the nursing profession
H.888 HD739 Relative to appeals of motor vehicle insurance surcharges
S.897 SD680 For legislation to encourage organ donation
S.964 SD1210 For legislation to prohibit the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during a state of emergency
S.1020 SD1672 For legislation relative to pensions
S.1102 SD114 For legislation relative to the residency requirements of assistant treasures and collectors
S.1279 SD390 For legislation to extend the investment tax credit to all corporations
H.1311 HD911 Relative to penalties for breaking and entering a firearm retail wholesaler or manufacturer
H.1349 HD933 Relative to the Sexual Offender Registry
S.1367 SD1029 For legislation relative to corporate taxes.
S.1377 SD119 For legislation to equalize the Department of Revenue interest rates
H.1400 HD600 Relative to shared parenting in cases of divorce
S.1403 SD1665 For legislation to prohibit persons convicted of a felony from registering as a legislative of executive agent
S.1405 SD1814 For legislation relative to the salary of indicted public officials
H.1416 HD2437 Relative to the authority of the Disabled Persons Protection Commission to seek restraining orders
H.1423 HD2504 Relative to the punishment of habitual offenders convicted in the courts of the Commonwealth
H.1523 HD481 For legislation to provide for comprehensive protection from childhood sexual abuse
S.1559 SD502 For legislation to protect and enhance the rights of child and adult victims and witnesses of crime
H.1574 HD128 Relative to the removal from the Commonwealth of minor children of divorced or divorcing parents
S.1595 SD2013 For legislation to enhance the criminal offender register informationsystem
S.1657 SD1604 For legislation relative to costs of appeals by the Commonwealth
H.1658 HD1046 Relative to the penalties for persons convicted of assaults in dwellings
S.1694 SD1978 For legislation relative to victims rights
H.1699 HD1276 Relative to shared custody of minor children of divorced or separated parents
S.1708 SD1291 For legislation relative to enhancing Melanie" Law
S.1735 SD327 For legislation to eliminate certain paid holidays
S.1756 SD1240 For legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
H.1778 HD2082 Relative to eminent domain takings
H.1779 HD2224 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to eminent domain takings
H.1785 HD3352 Relative to the determination of alimony payments
S.1804 SD1686 For legislation to permit the setting of both cash bail and pretrial conditions in domestic violence matters
S.1817 SD826 For legislation to promote fair employment and security in the Commonwealth
S.1830 SD1013 For legislation relative to the service of civil process
H.1841 HD2201 That certain funds remaining in the Workforce Training Fund shall be transferred to the Unemployment Trust Fund.
H.1844 HD2635 Relative to certain independent contractors under the labor laws
S.1980 SD1903 For legislation relative to motorcycle noise reduction
H.2259 HD2072 For legislation to prohibit subdivisions of the Commonwealth from further restricting the use or possesion of firearms
H.2260 HD3933 Relative to further regulating excavation and trench safety
H.2261 HD3934 Further regulating excavation permits
H.2268 HD1331 Relative to the Bureau of Forest Fire Control within the Division of Forest and Parks
S.2288 SD2397 For legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Sean O'Brien, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance
H.2296 HD1589 For legislation to merge the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Police into the Department of State Police
H.2564 HD1735 For legislation further regulating the retirement benefits of correctional officers
H.2891 HD1159 For legislation to establish a one-time capital expenditure fund with capital gains revenue
H.2892 HD957 Relative to reducing the property taxes of certain elderly personsns
H.2972 HD3716 That the Secretary for Administration and Finance establish a searchable budget database website that includes revenue, expenditure and funding information
H.3205 HD2982 Relative to the notification and renewal of licenses and motor vehicle registrations by the Registry of Motor Vehicles
H.3367 HD3609 Relative to freezing toll increases by the Turnpike Authority
H.3387 HD1036 For legislation to require compliance with federal immigration laws for public benefits
H.3527 HD1252 For legislation to require that certain sex offenders wear GPS tracking devices
H.3528 HD1325 Relative to protecting children from exploitation
H.3529 HD1351 Relative to the protection of children from sexual predators
H.3535 HD1317 For legislation to provide for certain privacy protections for electronic medical records
H.3554 HD1765 For legislation to establish an Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Product Cleanup Fund
H.3582 HD2219 Relative to the payment of wages
H.3583 HD2232 For legislation to provide treble damages to employees for employer violations of certain labor laws
H.3727 HD2734 Relative to the investment of public employee pension funds in the government of Iran
H.3916 HD4072 Relative to further regulating funeral directors
H.4308 HD4677 Relative to federal write-in absentee ballots for uniformed services and overseas voters
H.4484 HD4738 For legislation to further regulate the sentencing of persons found "guilty except insane" of murder in the courts of the Commonwealth
H.4527 HD4850 Relative to repeat domestic violence offenders
H.4531 HD4818 Relative to real estate tax exemptions of certain veterans
H.4620 HD3997 That county commissioners and the sheriffs for the various counties institute a schedule of fees and assess fees to inmates in their custody
H.4699 HD4948 Relative to the classification of and response to natural gas leaks

Bradley H. Jones Jr. has served the Reading and North Reading area for the past 16 years, working every day to represent his district's best interests on Beacon Hill. Since his election to the House of Representatives in 1994, Jones has proven himself to be a dedicated advocate for his constituents - he has never missed a roll call vote. Currently, his district includes the towns of Reading, North Reading, Lynnfield and Middleton.

As the House Republican Leader, Jones is committed to championing tax relief, accountability in government, fiscal restraint and smarter spending. He is an advocate for tougher laws on crime, improved educational opportunities for Massachusetts children, better benefits for seniors and veterans, and more local aid for cities and towns. Jones, a North Reading native, has strong ties to his community. After graduating from North Reading High School in 1983, he spent time working in the school system as a tutor and substitute teacher before attending The Johns Hopkins University. He received his associate's and bachelor's degrees from Harvard University Extension School in 1987 and 1988, and then dedicated himself to public service in his hometown. Jones became a member of the North Reading Housing Authority in 1988 and served until 1992, when he joined the town's Finance Committee. In 1993, Jones was elected to the North Reading Board of Selectmen, and served two terms on the board. He acted as the board's chairman from 1995 to 1998. In 1999, he rejoined the Finance Committee and remained a member until 2002.

His experience as a municipal official gave him a keen understanding of local needs and concerns, which serves him well as a state representative. When gas prices rose after Hurricane Katrina, Jones acted immediately to protect already struggling cities and towns by filing legislation to exempt local officials from paying gas tax for municipal vehicles. Jones entered public service on the state level in 1994, when he was elected to the House of Representatives. In 2002, his colleagues elected him House Republican Leader. Today, he continues to serve as the highest ranking Republican in House leadership.

During his time at the Statehouse, Jones has served on numerous committees, including the Committees on Commerce and Labor, Housing and Urban Development, Federal Financial Assistance, Local Affairs and Ways and Means. He was the ranking member of the Committee on Election Laws.

Jones also served on the Special Commission to Study the Financing of the MBTA from 1995 to 1996, and the Special Committee to investigate the Big Dig. He was also a member of the MacQueen Commission, which was charged with reviewing and making proposals on the House Budget process. Jones lives in North Reading with his wife Linda and two young children. He is often seen throughout his district attending ham and bean suppers with seniors, reading to elementary schoolchildren during the annual Read Across America event, attending the Middleton Pumpkin Festival with his family, and dropping by the Lynnfield Rotary Club barbecue on Lynnfield Common. Jones also hosts annual Thanksgiving dinners for seniors in both North Reading and Reading. .... TestLink

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator
Spouse: Linda Jones
Children: 2
Religion: Catholic
Interests: spending time with family, reading and traveling

Career Highlights

  • Never missed a roll call
  • Has cast more than 5,000 consecutive roll call votes

Education & Public Service

  • North Reading High School
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Harvard University Extension Associate’s Degree 1987, Bachelor’s Degree 1988
  • North Reading Republican Town Committee (1988-present)
  • North Reading Board of Selectmen (1993-1999); North Reading Finance Committee (1992-1993, 1999-present)
  • North Reading Housing Authority (1988-1992)
  • Mass. House (1994-2002, Assistant Minority Leader 2001-2002, Minority Leader 2003-present)
  • Rep. Bradley H. Jones, Jr. Speaking

  • Rep. Bradley H. Jones, Jr. Hillview

  • Rep. Bradley H. Jones, Jr. Speaking

Twentieth Middlesex, Consisting of North Reading; Reading: Precincts 1, 6, 7, 8; Lynnfield (Essex Co.); Middleton: Precinct 1 (Essex Co.).