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James Jordan (R)
|Leadership:||No leadership position|
|Committees:||House Committee on Budget, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House Committee on the Judiciary|
|(subcommittees and past assignments)|
| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: No
Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for OH-04
|Confirmed:||James Slone, James Jordan|
|Possible:||None so far|
|Out:||None so far|
|(more info & editing for OH-04)|
Record and controversies
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In June 2007, Rep. Jordan introduced an amendment aimed at reducing the spending in the Energy-Water appropriations bill. The measure would have cut $1.3 billion of the $31.6 billion bill (H.R. 2641), bringing appropriations back to the fiscal 2007 levels. Democrats, however, successfully voted down the amendment.
Born in 1964 in Urbana, Ohio, Jordan attended Graham High School, where he was a four-time state wrestling champion. He then attended the University of Wisconsin, where he was a two-time NCAA champion. He earned a Master’s degree in Education from the Ohio State University and a Law Degree from Capital University. He and his wife Polly have four children.
Jordan was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1994 and the Ohio State Senate in 2000. While serving in the state legislature, he was named Watchdog of the Treasury (1996, 2000, 2004), Outstanding Legislator Award (2004), Outstanding Freshman Legislator (1996), Friend of the Taxpayer (1997), and Pro-Life Legislator of the Year (1998) by the United Conservatives of Ohio, the "Defender of Life" award from the Ohio Right To Life Society, and the 2001 Leadership in Government Award from the Ohio Roundtable and Freedom Forum. He is also a state member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. 
Money in politics
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.
|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Cooper Farms||$ 10,200|
|Citizens United||$ 10,000|
|National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn||$ 10,000|
|American Bankers Assn||$ 7,500|
|Rw Beckett Corp||$ 7,300|
|Clark, Geduldig et al||$ 6,950|
|American Electric Power||$ 6,000|
|Consumer Electronics Assn||$ 6,000|
|Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.|
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
|Links to more campaign contribution information for James Jordan
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
|Fundraising profile:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by organization/corporation:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by industry:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
- Revolving door profile for James Jordan from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for James Jordan from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for James Jordan from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and Affiliations
- House Committee on the Judiciary
- Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
- Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
- House Committee on Small Business
- Subcommittee on Finance and Tax
- Subcommittee on Regulations, Healthcare, and Trade
More Background Data
|On the Web|
Articles and Resources
- Jim Jordan for Congress, official campaign site.
Local blogs and discussion sites
Semantic data ()
|From the Sunlight Foundation API|
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: Jim||Middle name:||Last name: Jordan|
|Party: R||State: OH||District:
04 District short: 4
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-2676||Fax: 202-226-0577||Website: http://jordan.house.gov||Webform email: http://jordan.house.gov/Contact|
|DC office: 1524 Longworth House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: J000289||Votesmart ID: 8158||FEC ID: H6OH04082||Govtrack ID: 412226|
|CRP ID: N00027894||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: Jim_Jordan|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/James_Jordan||YouTubeID: http://youtube.com/RepJimJordan||Senate class:|
|Entered manually within the Template:Politician|
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
Ranking Member On:
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2006
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2007
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
Ohio Senate, Ohio House of Representatives
|Other Party Membership:|
Date of Birth: February 17, 1964
November 7, 2006