Local legislator has logged 7,549 consecutive roll calls since taking office
BOSTON – House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) continues to maintain a perfect voting record, casting another 474 consecutive votes during the two-year legislative session that ended in the wee hours of January 6.
Representative Jones has never missed a roll call while serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. His unbroken streak of consecutive votes since taking office now stands at 7,549.
“My voting record reflects my ongoing commitment to provide a strong and effective voice for the 20thMiddlesex District,” said Jones. “I am truly grateful to have the opportunity to represent the residents of North Reading, Lynnfield, Reading and Middleton, and I look forward to continuing to advocate for their needs on Beacon Hill over the next two years.”
During the 2019-2020 legislative session, Jones cast votes on many key policy issues, including a comprehensive climate change bill that establishes short and long-term targeted goals to help Massachusetts achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Jones served on the six-member conference committee that crafted the final bill, which is now on Governor Charlie Baker’s desk awaiting his signature.
Taking multiple votes to protect some of the state’s most vulnerable residents, Jones sponsored legislation to ban female genital mutilation, and co-sponsored the establishment of a statewide do-not-hire registry to track caregivers charged with abusing clients with intellectual disabilities. Both bills were signed into law in 2020.
Jones also supported the Student Opportunity Act, a comprehensive education reform bill that calls for a $1.5 billion increase in Chapter 70 funding over the next seven years and sets strong accountability standards to help close student achievement gaps, as well as legislation to expand consumer access to telehealth and requiring insurers to provide coverage for these services at rates comparable to in-person doctor visits.
Jones is the highest ranking Republican in House leadership and was unanimously re-elected by his colleagues on January 6 to serve a new two-year term as House Minority Leader.