Jim Jordan (American politician)

James Daniel "Jim" Jordan ( born February 17, 1964 in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio ) is an American politician of the Republican Party. Since 2007 he is a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 4th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Jordan received his high school diploma in 1982 at the Graham High School in Urbana. He received his Bachelor's in 1986 after studying at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. This he left his master's degree at Ohio State University followed. During his studies he was a successful wrestler. In 1985, he won an NCAA Final battle against the eventual Olympic champion John Smith. Before he moved into the House of Representatives from Ohio, he worked as a trainer of young wrestlers at Ohio State University. In 1995, he was elected to the House of Representatives from Ohio. There he was, until 2000, representatives of the 85th district of Ohio. Following his seat on the House of Representatives, he was from 2001 until his election to the U.S. House of Representatives Senator for the 12th District of Ohio in the Senate from Ohio.

2007 Jordan joined the successor to the retiring Michael Oxley. His mandate, he successfully defended in the 2008 elections, in 2010 and 2012. The Committee on the Budget, the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, he belongs to -date.

Together with his wife Polly and his four children survived the believing evangelicals in Champaign County.