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|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 63|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||April 14, 2015|
|Next general||April 14, 2015|
|Bachelor's||College of Charleston|
|J.D.||Charleston School of Law|
|Place of birth||Florence, SC|
On February 17, 2012, Jordan was placed "On the Radar" in the National Republican Congressional Committee's Young Guns program. Founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle, the Young Guns Program was founded by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Paul Ryan, to identify and support strong Republican candidates.
Jordan's professional experience includes working as a lawyer in the Pee Dee region. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and has been chair of the Florence County Election Commission and Voter Registration Board.
A special election for the position of South Carolina House of Representatives District 63 was initially called for April 14. A primary election took place on February 24, 2015. Because candidates from only one party filed to run, the primary election decided the winner of the special election. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 5, 2015.
Jordan ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent South Carolina's 7th District. Jordan ran against Randal Wallace, Dick Withington, James Mader, Chad Prosser, Katherine Jenerette and Renee Culler in the Republican primary on June 12. He was defeated by Tom Rice and Andre Bauer. Rice went on to defeat Bauer in the runoff election on June 26.
Effect of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in South Carolina
The 7th District was added following the results of the 2010 census. According to the Washington Post, despite Republican-controlled redistricting decisions, this district is a battleground for Democrats and Republicans seeking control of the U.S. House. With Republican front-runner Thad Viers deciding not to run and Democrat Ted Vick showing some appeal to conservatives, South Carolina's 7th is a swing district this year.
- On May 23, Jordan released his first TV ad, titled "Reasons."
- On May 31, Jordan released a second TV ad, titled "Promises."
A Francis Marion University/SCNOW.com poll, conducted May 14-15, 2012, showed Bauer with a slim lead over the rest of the candidate field.
|South Carolina's Congressional District 7, 2012|
|Poll||Andre Bauer (R)||Tom Rice (R)||Chad Prosser (R)||Jay Jordan (R)||Katherine Jenerette (R)||Dick Withington (R)||Undecided||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
(May 14-15, 2012)
|Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to|
On May 14, 2012, the 7th congressional candidates attended a forum that was followed by a post-debate poll. Then, Jay Jordan won the poll with 49 percent of the votes. Former Lt. Governor Andre Bauer followed with 23 percent and Chad Prosser came in third with 11 percent. Tom Rice garnered nine percent of the votes and Randal Wallace ended the night with three percent.
As of March 31, 2012, Jordan raised $291,967 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $125,614, leaving him with $166,353 cash on hand. Of that, 64 percent came from individual contributions, while 36 percent came from candidate self-financing.
Jordan and his wife, Tara, have three children: Wallace, Lana Claire and William.
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- South Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012
- South Carolina House of Representatives
- South Carolina House of Representatives District 63
- South Carolina State Legislature
- State legislative special elections, 2015
- live5news.com, "Jay Jordan unofficially wins House District 63 race," February 24, 2015
- MyFlorencetoday.com Jay Jordan Announces Bid For New 7th Congressional District January 6, 2012
- Press Release Accessed May 23, 2012
- jayjordanforcongress.com, "About Jay Jordan," accessed January 6, 2012
- South Carolina Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed January 14, 2015
- SCNow.com, "Florence Rep. Kris Crawford resigns from office," December 9, 2014
- South Carolina Election Commission, "State House District 63 Special Election," accessed December 12, 2014
- WYFF News-2012, "Primary Results," accessed January 14, 2015
- Washington Post blog, "The 10 House districts that might surprise you," May 11, 2012
- SCNOW.com, "Bauer, Rice lead in FMU/SCNOW.com poll" accessed May 19, 2012
- scnow.com, "Florence's Jordan tops poll at 7th Congressional event at West Florence High School" accessed May 31, 2012
- opensecrets.org, "2012 Campaign Finance," accessed May 20, 2012
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