Bradley H. Jones, Jr. Representative

R North Reading
Bradley H. Jones, Jr.


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
HD44 Relative to Health Policy Commission reviews of scope of practice proposals
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
SD311 For legislation to remove the restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission
SD315 For legislation relative to employees social media privacy protection.
HD361 Relative to property tax exemptions for veterans
SD367 For legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals.
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD390 For legislation to regulate the powers of tree wardens in municipalities in the Commonwealth
HD448 Relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract
SD469 For legislation to establish a special commission to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies, programs, and services
HD529 Relative to the apportioning of electoral votes by Congressional district
SD535 For legislation to provide interest rate parity
SD638 For legislation to establish a motorcycle safety fund.
SD646 For legislation to market prioritized development sites
SD648 For legislation relative to ivory and rhino horn trafficking.
HD806 Relative to establishing a special commission to study the effects of unfunded mandates on municipalities
HD836 For legislation to provide for an income tax credit for expenditures for the design, construction, repair or replacement of failed cesspool or septic systems
HD840 Relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities
SD922 For legislation to enhance Department of Revenue reporting
SD937 For legislation to authorize municipal use of the prudent investor standards
SD951 For legislation relative to assessments made by the state board of retirement to certain regional school districts.
SD969 For legislation relative to preserving public safety and preventing trespassing on state highways
SD974 For legislation to protect animals during pet sales.
HD1006 Relative to Title V income tax credit reform of financial aid for homeowners who have incurred costs for the repair or replacement of failed septic systems
SD1012 For legislation to promote global trade and economic development through dual language and bi-literacy
SD1026 For legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information.
SD1128 For legislation to assess the Commonwealth’s eye care and vision health needs.
HD1167 Relative to municipal use of insurance proceeds
HD1190 Relative to the storage and dissemination of certain public records in an electronic format
SD1237 For legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining.
HD1249 That county commissioners and the sheriffs for the various counties institute a schedule of fees and assess fees to inmates in their custody
HD1260 For legislation to provide visitation rights for great grandparents
HD1265 Relative to elevator inspection fee waivers for non-profit organizations
SD1292 For legislation to establish a commission on GPO/WEP alternatives
HD1308 Relative to updating reciprocity for licensing optometrists
HD1327 Relative to the reduction of medication waste
HD1331 Relative to the penalties associated with moving violations
HD1341 For legislation to exempt the deliberation of public bodies at town meeting from the open meeting law
HD1344 Relative to towing and storage of a motor vehicle
HD1387 Relative to the residency requirements of fire and police personnel
HD1434 Relative to contracts for design services
HD1450 Relative to the jurisdiction of the courts within the Housing Court Department
HD1479 Relative to student online information protection policies
HD1491 Relative to the renewal fee for firearm identification cards for persons over the age of 64
HD1510 Relative to wages paid to persons under eighteen years of age
HD1519 For the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor setting aside the month of May as the official month of kindness
HD1549 That the Registry of Motor Vehicles ensure the validity of operators' licenses issued to residents with student visas
SD1556 For legislation to require that eminent domain takings be for public use purposes and defining the term public use
SD1583 For legislation to address the special education needs of children with dyslexia
HD1591 Relative to descendants email access and procedures
SD1594 For legislation relative to the lawful sale of ammunition
HD1595 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
HD1598 For legislation to clarify the definition of affordable housing to include mobile homes
HD1609 For legislation to establish a educational mandate working group
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
HD1698 Relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students
SD1722 For legislation to include Federal Law Enforcement Officers as police officers.
SD1728 For legislation to the protect persons with a disability.
SD1765 For legislation to clarify procedures for the custodial protection by law enforcement and court officials of a child requiring assistance.
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
HD1785 Relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages
HD1809 For legislation to classify NBOMe as a controlled substance and establishing the penalty of the illegal possession of said substance
HD1810 For legislation to authorize the Commissioner of Revenue to disallow the asserted tax consequences of certain transactions
HD1846 For legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century
HD1881 Relative to establishing a minimum training wage
HD1899 For the establishment of a special commission on the eye care and vision health needs of the Commonwealth
HD1907 Relative to establishing the office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Services in the Governor's cabinet
HD1935 For legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns
HD1937 For an investigation by an independent commission on a certain case before the Department of Children and Families regarding Justina Pelletier
HD1943 For legislation to allow municipalities to exempt small projects from the prevailing wage law
HD1945 For legislation to allow for the lawful sale of inert ammunition components from certain out of state vendors to lawfully licensed Massachusetts gun owners
HD1951 For legislation to the penalty for blocking public ways and disrupting traffic
HD1963 For legislation to protect the rights of students to express religious viewpoints
HD1965 For legislation to clarify the definition, testing regulations and enforcement of motorcycle sound emissions
HD1994 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study the Olympic Games in the Commonwealth
HD2012 For legislation to increase the maximum tax credit allowed for land conservation incentives
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2106 Relative to public access to the financial statements of candidates for public office and the maintenance of a electronic reporting system statements of financial interests
HD2117 Relative to the penalties for inducing a minor to engage in, agree to engage in or offer to engage in prostitution or sexual conduct
HD2126 Relative to protecting puppies and kittens
HD2163 Relative to the creation and maintenance of a searchable public online database of sites available for development in cities and towns
HD2206 Relative to directory assistance charges for handicapped or elderly persons
HD2207 Relative to social media password privacy for school students
HD2209 Relative to the definition of low and moderate income housing
HD2215 Relative to the indemnification of certain persons from civil proceedings for injuries or deaths of persons unlawfully entering their dwelling
HD2230 Relative to certain habitual offenders
HD2276 That the the Department of Energy Resources establish and administer a grant program providing rebates for purchases of qualifying plug-in electric vehicles
HD2293 Relative to information included with municipal tax bills
HD2317 Relative to civil rights actions
HD2320 Relative to criminal statute of limitations
HD2330 For legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns
HD2346 An Act to Modernize Election Record Keeping
HD2349 Relative to the estate tax code
HD2373 Relative to granting equal access to original birth certificates
HD2451 Relative to parental rights and child survivors of homicide
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2559 Relative to property tax abatements for veterans
HD2567 Relative to veterans preference for public housing
HD2604 Relative to the hiring of applicants who would be employed by or in schools in a positions involving direct contact with children
HD2678 Relative to the crime of intentionally obstructing vehicular of pedestrian traffic upon a public way
HD2749 Relative to the issuance of tenant/host brewer licenses for the purpose of producing and packaging beer
HD2750 For legislation to increase the penalties for assault and battery upon a child
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2789 Relative to state retirement and pensions
HD2805 Relative to the penalties for assault and battery on a public employee
HD2837 For legislation to provide for increased transparency in the prevailing wage
HD2853 For legislation relative to setting the prevailing wage rate
HD2907 That the Division of Professional Licensure amend the Uniform State Plumbing Code and associated regulations to include a category of agricultural buildings and operations
HD2999 An Act relative to sex offender notification
HD3003 Relative to the care and protection of children
HD3019 For legislation to authorize school bus drivers to administer epinephrine to children suffering from allergic reactions
HD3248 Relative to joint purchasing group committee membership
HD3260 An Act prohibiting the obstruction of state highways
HD3269 For legislation to increase penalties for heroin trafficking
HD3279 An Act relative to the veteran allowance for public retirees
HD3301 Relative to merging the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police department into the department of state police
HD3316 For legislation relative to the asset forfeiture of child pornography
HD3463 Relative to transparency and accountability for Boston's 2024 Olympic bid
HD3474 An Act relative to tax title expense

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