Ray Jones II


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Senate Democratic Floor Leader, District 31


Elliott, Lawrence, Martin, Morgan, Pike


Ray Jones II is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Louisville School of Law. He is a former assistant Pike County attorney and past two-term president of the Pike County Bar Association. He is currently a managing partner of Jones and Hickman PSC, a law firm in Pikeville.


Senator Jones is a strong champion of energy. Growing up in the heart of eastern Kentucky’s coal fields, Senator Jones uniquely understands the importance of coal to the economy and to Kentucky’s long-term energy needs. An advocate for public policy addressing energy legislation and investments for alternative energy, Senator Jones served on the legislative working group that developed Kentucky’s comprehensive energy legislation to maximize the benefit from the commonwealth’s natural resources and help lead the way to energy independence.


Senator Jones has passed important legislation such as the Blue Alert that creates an emergency alert system to help catch persons suspected of injuring or killing a police officer and legislation that requires convicted sex offenders in Kentucky to disclose their Internet user names or other online identities to the Justice Cabinet. He also has been a leader in the battle against drug abuse and sponsored legislation to help curb the growing prescription drug epidemic in Kentucky. Senator Jones has focused on public education and been a strong advocate for increased funding for secondary and post-secondary education.


Senator Jones and his wife, Dr. Paula Jones, a family physician, have three children, Grayson Nathaniel, Lauren Elizabeth and Lawson Bennett. The Jones family resides in Pikeville.


Senate 2001-present

Interim Committees

Budget Review Subcommittee on Justice and Judiciary; Energy Special Subcommittee; Judiciary; Licensing and Occupations; Natural Resources and Environment

Session Committees
Budget Review Subcommittee on Justice and Judiciary (S); Committee on Committees (S); Judiciary (S); Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations (S); Natural Resources and Energy (S); Rules (S)

Statutory Committees
Legislative Research  Commission

Contact Information
Frankfort Office: Capitol Annex, Room 254, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Frankfort Phone: 502-564-2470