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Phone: 202-225-2676

Address: 1524 LHOB, DC 20515

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Phone: (419) 999-6455

Address: 3121 West Elm Plaza, Lima OH 45805-2516

Norwalk OH

Phone: (419) 663-1426

Fax: (419) 668-3015

Address: 13 B East Main Street, Norwalk OH 44857

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Jim Jordan Biography
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  • Elected: 2006, 4th term.
  • District: Ohio 4
  • Born: Feb. 17, 1964, Troy
  • Home: Urbana
  • Education:

    U. of WI, B.A. 1986, OH St. U., M.Ed. 1991, Capital U., J.D. 2002

  • Professional Career:

    Asst. wrestling coach, OH St. U., 1987-95; Wrestling camp coach, clinician, 1987-2006.

  • Political Career:

    OH House, 1994-2000; OH Senate, 2000-06.

  • Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
  • Religion:

    Christian

  • Family: Married (Polly); 4 children

Republican Jim Jordan, first elected in 2006, endeared himself to conservatives while annoying his party’s leaders in the 112th Congress (2011-12) as the confrontational chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the caucus of the House’s most right-leaning members. He no longer chairs the group but has remained an outspoken voice on the right on fiscal and social policy. Read More

Republican Jim Jordan, first elected in 2006, endeared himself to conservatives while annoying his party’s leaders in the 112th Congress (2011-12) as the confrontational chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the caucus of the House’s most right-leaning members. He no longer chairs the group but has remained an outspoken voice on the right on fiscal and social policy.

Jordan grew up in Champaign County and graduated from Graham High School, where he was a championship wrestler. At the University of Wisconsin, Jordan won two NCAA wrestling championships in the 134-pound weight class and was inducted into the Badger Hall of Fame. After graduating in 1986 with an economics degree, Jordan worked as an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University, where he earned a master’s degree in education before completing a law degree at Capital University. Within a few years, he began thinking about elected office. “You get married and have kids, and you get sick of having the government take your money and tell you what to do,” he told columnist George Will in 2011. He won a state House seat in 1994, won reelection twice, and then won a tough primary in 2000 for the state Senate. During his time in the legislature, Jordan compiled a solidly conservative voting record, sponsoring legislation creating Ohio’s “Choose Life” license plates, backing a ban on same-sex marriage, and supporting government vouchers for private school tuition.

Jordan announced his bid for Congress when Republican Rep. Michael Oxley retired after 12 terms. Jordan entered the six-way Republican primary with the most name recognition and had support from the Ohio Right to Life, the National Rifle Association, and the national anti-tax group Club for Growth. Findlay real estate developer Frank Guglielmi spent $1.6 million of his own money and saturated the television airwaves with ads. Jordan raised plenty of money but failed to break the $1 million mark before the primary. While money mattered, so did geography. Jordan won with 51%, carrying eight of 11 counties. Guglielmi carried only his home county and one other to finish second with 30%. Despite the tough political environment for Republicans in 2006, Democrats never mounted a competitive campaign for the seat. Jordan beat Lima attorney and Vietnam veteran Rick Siferd 60%-40%.

In the House, Jordan established an unfailingly conservative voting record, with a 100% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union through 2012. “With the exception of the military, the federal government doesn’t do anything very well,” he once told the Mansfield News Journal. He said he weighs all issues based on whether they benefit families; he is a father of four whose desk calendar is crowded with his children’s athletic schedules, and he caddies for his daughter at her golf tournaments. He refused to attend the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference because the gay conservative group GOProud was invited.

With his right-wing bona fides well established, Jordan succeeded Georgia’s Tom Price as head of the 170-member Republican Study Committee when Price won a GOP leadership post in late 2010. “He approaches the world of politics like a wrestling match, with the same kind of intensity, preparation, training, and focus,” Price told The Plain Dealer of Cleveland. Jordan had been chairman of the group’s budget task force. He beat back a challenge from Texas’ Louie Gohmert, who accused him of being a “wing man” for John Boehner, the GOP leader from a neighboring Ohio district. But Jordan vowed to be independent of the leadership, saying his group would lobby lawmakers just as vigorously as the Republicans’ formal whip team.

Under Jordan’s guidance, the RSC in early 2011 unveiled a budget plan that called for cutting spending by a whopping $2.5 trillion over 10 years. It would hold non-security discretionary spending to fiscal 2008 levels in the first year and at 2006 levels in subsequent years. When the House approved a temporary measure in March to keep the government running until April 8 as Republicans and President Barack Obama tried to hammer out an agreement on spending cuts, Jordan was openly scornful. “We must do more than cut spending in bite-sized pieces,” he said. He denied speculation that his caucus was eager to shut down the government, a move that had disastrous political consequences for Republicans in 1995, and he said he was not out to undercut Boehner. But anonymous Republicans and lobbyists told The Columbus Dispatch that they were worried about the growing divide between Jordan and Boehner. Rep. Steven LaTourette, R-Ohio, a Boehner ally, told the Associated Press in July 2011 in reference to the Study Committee, “My experience with things that don’t bend is that they break.”

Jordan also dug in his heels during the showdown in 2011 over whether to raise the federal debt limit. But he apologized to Republicans at a closed-door meeting after one of his staffers sent an email to conservative groups identifying which lawmakers were undecided about voting for the increase. The Dispatch reported that Boehner’s allies in Ohio were considering retaliation through a redistricting plan that would make Jordan’s seat substantially more competitive. Boehner denied any such effort, and the new district added some Democratic areas but kept it well-stocked with GOP voters. Jordan pointedly was not among the conservatives who voted for other people rather than for Boehner when Boehner sought a new term as House speaker at the start of the 113th Congress (2013-14).

Jordan had little reservation about steep automatic spending reductions that went into effect in early 2013 after Republicans and Obama once again failed to reach a budget deal. The cuts under a so-called sequester “won’t be the end of the world” and marked an important step towards savings, he said in February 2013.

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Jim Jordan Election Results
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2012 General
Jim Jordan (R)
Votes: 182,643
Percent: 58.35%
Jim Slone (D)
Votes: 114,214
Percent: 36.49%
Chris Kalla (Lib)
Votes: 16,141
Percent: 5.16%
2012 Primary
Jim Jordan (R)
Votes: 70,470
Percent: 100.0%
Prior Winning Percentages
2010 (71%), 2008 (65%), 2006 (60%)
Jim Jordan Votes and Bills
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Economic - (L) : 98 (C) 3 (L) : 96 (C) 35 (L) : 64 (C)
Social 13 (L) : 84 (C) - (L) : 91 (C) - (L) : 83 (C)
Foreign 34 (L) : 60 (C) - (L) : 91 (C) - (L) : 91 (C)
Composite 17.5 (L) : 82.5 (C) 4.2 (L) : 95.8 (C) 16.2 (L) : 83.8 (C)
Interest Group Ratings

The vote ratings by 10 special interest groups provide insight into a lawmaker’s general ideology and the degree to which he or she agrees with the group’s point of view. Two organizations provide just one combined rating for 2011 and 2012, the two sessions of the 112th Congress. They are the ACLU and the ITIC. About the interest groups.

20112012
FRC10066
LCV611
CFG10096
ITIC-75
NTU8787
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COC93-
ACLU-0
ACU100100
ADA05
AFSCME0-
Key House Votes

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    • Pass GOP budget
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • End fiscal cliff
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Extend payroll tax cut
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Find AG in contempt
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Stop student loan hike
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Repeal health care
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Raise debt limit
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Pass cut, cap, balance
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Defund Planned Parenthood
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Repeal lightbulb ban
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Add endangered listings
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Speed troop withdrawal
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Regulate financial firms
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Pass tax cuts for some
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Stop detainee transfers
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Legalize immigrants' kids
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Repeal don't ask, tell
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Limit campaign funds
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Overturn Ledbetter
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass $820 billion stimulus
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Let guns in national parks
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass cap-and-trade
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Bar federal abortion funds
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass health care bill
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Bail out financial markets
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Repeal D.C. gun law
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2008
    • Overhaul FISA
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2008
    • Increase minimum wage
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Expand SCHIP
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Raise CAFE standards
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Share immigration data
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Foreign aid abortion ban
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Ban gay bias in workplace
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Withdraw troops 8/08
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • No operations in Iran
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Free trade with Peru
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
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