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03 November 2010

Rep. Tim Jones Elected Incoming House Majority Floor Leader

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – On the day following an historic election that swept through the Nation and the State of Missouri that saw House Republicans pick up a record 17 seats to establish a record GOP 106-seat majority, Rep. Tim Jones (R-Eureka), was unanimously elected by his caucus to serve as the incoming House Majority Floor Leader beginning in the January 2011 Legislative Session. Jones, who was first elected in 2006, will succeed Rep. Steven Tilley (R-Perryville), who is ascending to serve as Speaker of the House.

"I am humbled and honored that my colleagues have chosen me to serve in this position that comprises such a pivotal role in moving legislation through the process. The people of Missouri have spoken: they agree with and approve of the job House Republicans have done over the past eight years and their support has carried us to an historic Republican majority. Now we must use that mandate to build on our legislative successes and continue our efforts to make Missouri an even better place to live, raise a family and do business," said Jones.

Jones continued, "The message the people sent during this election is represented by the undeniable fact that not a single House Republican was defeated while Republicans defeated ten incumbent Democrats and took back seven open, formerly Democrat held seats.  Americans and Missourians want their leaders to lead through common sense conservative governance of limited government, decreased taxation and regulation while defending the Constitution and our personal freedoms.  House Republicans continue to hear that message loud and clear."

Regarded as the second most powerful position in the Missouri House of Representatives, the Majority Floor Leader sets the legislative calendar and determines which legislation makes it to the floor for debate and when. No vote on any bill is taken without the consent of the Floor Leader.

"As excited as I am to serve in a leadership role for the 96th General Assembly, I am even more excited by what it will mean for the constituents I serve both in the 89th district and across our great State.  It is the people, through their elected Representatives from across the entire State, who have placed their trust in me to represent their interests in the General Assembly." said Jones.

Jones will begin his service as Majority Floor Leader when the 96th General Assembly convenes January 5, 2011.

1 comment:

  1. What a breakthrough in the previous "liberal ceiling" we've experienced in Missouri government. In my opinion Jones is a badly needed politician who's timing is right. Restoring the importance of God, family, children, and Christian values are what ultimately will 'cure' America's ills. Pray that Jones is effective in gathering conservative momentum as House Majority Leader.
    Murry Ferris- Lake Ozarks