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{{tnr}}'''James Daniel "Jim" Jordan''' (b. February 17, 1964) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Ohio]]. Jordan was first elected by voters from [[Ohio's 4th congressional district]] in 2006.  He won re-election in 2012.
 
{{tnr}}'''James Daniel "Jim" Jordan''' (b. February 17, 1964) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Ohio]]. Jordan was first elected by voters from [[Ohio's 4th congressional district]] in 2006.  He won re-election in 2012.
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Jordan is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-right Republican]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/jim_jordan/412226 ''Gov Track'' "Jordan" Accessed May 18, 2012]</ref>
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Before election to the U.S. House, Jordan served in the [[Ohio State House of Representatives]] and the [[Ohio State Senate]].<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=j000289 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "JORDAN, Jim, (1964 - )"]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Jordan was born in Troy, [[Ohio]]. He earned a B.A. from the University of [[Wisconsin]] in 1986, an M.Ed. from [[Ohio]] State University in 1991, and a J.D. from Capital University in 2001.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=j000289 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "JORDAN, Jim, (1964 - )"]</ref>
 
Jordan was born in Troy, [[Ohio]]. He earned a B.A. from the University of [[Wisconsin]] in 1986, an M.Ed. from [[Ohio]] State University in 1991, and a J.D. from Capital University in 2001.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=j000289 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "JORDAN, Jim, (1964 - )"]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Jordan's academic, professional and political career:<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=j000289 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "JORDAN, Jim, (1964 - )"]</ref>
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Before entering public service, Jordan worked as an attorney in private practice.
 
Before entering public service, Jordan worked as an attorney in private practice.
  
 
*2007-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Ohio's 4th congressional district]]
 
*2007-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Ohio's 4th congressional district]]
 
*2001-2007: [[Ohio State Senate]]
 
*2001-2007: [[Ohio State Senate]]
*1995-2000: [[Ohio House of Representatives]]<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=j000289 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "JORDAN, Jim, (1964 - )"]</ref>
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*1995-2000: [[Ohio House of Representatives]]
 
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===

Revision as of 13:50, 20 June 2013

Jim Jordan
Jimjordan.jpg
U.S. House, Ohio, District 4
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMike Oxley (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,287,399
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Ohio State Senate
2001-2007
Ohio House of Representatives
1995-2000
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin
Master'sOhio State University
J.D.Capital University
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 17, 1964
Place of birthTroy, Ohio
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$240,504
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
James Daniel "Jim" Jordan (b. February 17, 1964) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. Jordan was first elected by voters from Ohio's 4th congressional district in 2006. He won re-election in 2012.

Before election to the U.S. House, Jordan served in the Ohio State House of Representatives and the Ohio State Senate.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Jordan is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Biography

Jordan was born in Troy, Ohio. He earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1986, an M.Ed. from Ohio State University in 1991, and a J.D. from Capital University in 2001.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Jordan's academic, professional and political career:[1]

Before entering public service, Jordan worked as an attorney in private practice.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Jordan serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Jordan served on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Jordan voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Jordan won re-election.[6] Jordan was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent Ohio's 4th District. Jordan ran unopposed in the March 6, 2012, Republican primary.

U.S. House, Ohio District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jim Slone 36.5% 114,214
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Jordan Incumbent 58.4% 182,643
     Libertarian Chris Kalla 5.2% 16,141
Total Votes 312,998
Source: Ohio Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jordan is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Jordan raised a total of $4,287,399 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[10]

Jim Jordan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 4) Won $1,078,119
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 4) Won $850,292
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 4) Won $950,218
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 4) Won $1,408,770
Grand Total Raised $4,287,399

Breakdown by Year

2012

Breakdown of the source of Jordan's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Jordan won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Jordan's campaign committee raised a total of $1,078,119 and spent $839,919.[11]

2010

Jordan won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Jordan's campaign committee raised a total of $850,292 and spent $580,466.[12]

His top 5 contributors between 2009 - 2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Jordan is a "far-right Republican," as of June 20, 2013[13]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Jordan missed 111 of 5,245 roll call votes from Jan 2007 to Apr 2013, which is 2.1% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[14]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Jordan paid his congressional staff a total of $854,034 in 2011. Overall, Ohio ranked 30th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[15]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Jim Jordan was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Jim Jordan's staff was given an apparent $14,868.75 in bonus money.[16]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Jordan's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $119,008 to $362,000. That averages to $240,504, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth did not change from 2010.[17]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Jordan's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $119,008 to $362,000. This averages out to $240,504 which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[18]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Jordan tied with four other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 5th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[19]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Jordan was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 50th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[20]

Percentage voting with party

2013

Jim Jordan voted with the Republican Party 95.6% of the time, which ranked 142 among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[21]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "JORDAN, Jim, (1964 - )"
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "JORDAN, Jim, (1964 - )"
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. Congressman Jim Jordan, Proudly Serving the Families of Ohio's 4th District "Committees"
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Politico "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Jim Jordan" Accessed March 2013
  11. Open Secrets "Jim Jordan 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  12. Open Secrets "Jim Jordan 2010Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  13. Gov Track "Jim Jordan," Accessed June 20, 2013
  14. GovTrack, "Jim Jordan" Accessed April 2013
  15. LegiStorm, "James D. Jordan," Accessed September 25, 2012
  16. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  17. OpenSecrets.org "James D. Jordan (R-Ohio), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
  18. OpenSecrets.org, "James D. Jordan (R-Ohio), 2010," Accessed September 25, 2012
  19. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  20. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  21. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Oxley
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio, District 4
2007–present
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Ohio State Senate
2001-2007
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Ohio House of Representatives
1995-2000
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