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Dr. Ruth S. Jones – Democrat – Maricopa County

January 1999 – January 2003

Attorney General Janet Napolitano appointed Scottsdale resident Ruth Jones to the Citizens Clean Elections Commission in 1999 for a term that will expire in 2003. Dr. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University and a doctorate in political science from Georgetown University. Dr. Jones has been with Arizona State University since 1981 and currently serves as professor of political science and executive assistant to the university president for university programs. Her extensive teaching and research in fields of election campaign finance, American politics and interest groups are reflected in her many publications, including books, journal articles and papers, as well as national conference presentations. Her research specialty is state-level campaign finance. Dr. Jones has served as chair for the Political Organizations and Parties section of the American Political Science Association and as a steering committee member of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL). Her community work includes service as a board member of Girls Ranch of Arizona and Neighborhood Partners Inc. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her teaching and research activities and has held many leadership roles in regional and national professional associations.