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 Bachelorís Degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, where he was a two-time NCAA wrestling champion. He later earned a Masterís 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. Throughout his career, Jim Jordan has led the fight against tax hikes, including those proposed by 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. In Congress, Jordan has championed legislation in defense of the unborn and has led the fight on pro-family issues like defending traditional marriage and giving parents the tools they need to help build a brighter future for their children.
Congressman Jordan has long been a vocal supporter of securing our borders and enforcing our nationís laws to deal with the problems stemming from illegal immigration. He is active in supporting the rule of law and fixing the system so that families who long to come to America can do so the right way by learning English, gaining legal citizenship and becoming taxpaying Americans.
In Congress, Jordan has also emerged as a prominent defender of the taxpayerís pocketbook through his work on spending issues. He continues to support making the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent and has offered a series of budget and appropriations amendments aimed at stemming the excessive growth of government spending. He serves on the House Judiciary Committee, the House Budget 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 and attends Grace Bible Church.