Congressman Jim Jordan was raised in Champaign County, Ohio, graduating from Graham High School in 1982, where he was a four-time state champion in wrestling with a career record of 150-1. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, where he was a two-time NCAA wrestling champion. He later earned a Master’s degree in Education from the Ohio State University and a Law Degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.
Jordan is a fiscal conservative who believes that families and taxpayers, rather than government, know best how to make decisions with their money. In the past ten years, Jim Jordan has led the fight against efforts to raise taxes, including tax increases proposed by leaders of his own political party. Jim Jordan believes that cutting taxes and letting families keep more of what they earn helps build strong communities and a vibrant economy.
Jim Jordan was named Pro-Life legislator of the Year from United Conservatives of Ohio and won the Defender of Life award from Ohio Right to Life for his unwavering commitment to protecting the sanctity of human life. He is a trusted leader on family issues like defending traditional marriage and giving parents the tools they need to help build a brighter future for their children.
In Congress, Jordan has emerged as one of the nation’s staunchest fiscal and social conservatives. He has offered legislative amendments to protect innocent human life and to make the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent. He serves on the House Judiciary Comittee, the House Small Business Committee, and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Jim and his wife Polly are the parents of four children. The Jordan family lives near Urbana.