Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jones casts his 5,000th consecutive roll call vote

BOSTON—House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. extended his perfect voting record today, casting his 5,000th consecutive roll call vote.

Representative Jones has never missed a roll call vote since his election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1994. So far this legislative session, the North Reading legislator has voted in every one of the 397 roll call votes taken.

“The people of the 20th Middlesex District elected me to represent them on Beacon Hill and I believe my chief responsibility is voting on their behalf as the House of Representatives considers various pieces of legislation,” said Representative Jones.

Representative Jones has served under five governors and four House speakers. Today, he continues to serve as the highest ranking Republican in House leadership, a position he’s held since 2002.

Representative Jones holds the longest known active streak in history of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

“I take what I do very seriously and I am proud to have a voting record that reflects how grateful I am that the people in North Reading, Reading, Middleton and Lynnfield continue to send me to Beacon Hill to be their voice,” added the lawmaker.