James Jordan

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James Jordan ()
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Committees: House Committee on Budget, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House Committee on the Judiciary
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Jim Jordan, a Republican, has represented the Fourth Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2007.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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FY2008 budget

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.

Main article: Congressional actions on the federal budget/110th Congress


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.[1]

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. [2]

Congressional career

2006 election

Jordan defeated Democrat Rick Siferd 60%-40% to replace retiring Rep. Mike Oxley (R-Ohio) in the 2006 congressional elections.

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Cooper Farms$ 10,200
Citizens United$ 10,000
Koch Industries$ 10,000
National Auto Dealers Assn$ 10,000
National Beer Wholesalers Assn$ 10,000
National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn$ 10,000
Noms$ 9,900
American Dental Assn$ 8,500
Associated Builders & Contractors$ 8,000
National Assn of Insurance & Financial Advisors$ 8,000
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.
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Committees and Affiliations

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DC office
  • 1524 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2676 Fax: 202-226-0577
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District offices
  • 3121 W. Elm Plaza Lima, Ohio 45805
    Ph: 419-999-6455 Fax: (none entered)
  • 24 West Third Street Room 314 Mansfield, OH 44902
    Ph: 419-522-5757 Fax: (none entered)
  • 100 East Main Cross Suite 201 Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Ph: 419-423-3210 Fax: (none entered)
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Jim Jordan posts on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Jim_Jordan/

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