ST. CLAIRSVILLE Congressman Jim Jordan will serve as the keynote speaker for the Belmont County Republican Party's holiday dinner tonight at Undo's in St. Clairsville.
Belmont County Republican Party Chairman Kent Moore stated that, "Congressman Jordan is an up-and-coming leader in the Republican Party and is a champion for the conservative values shared by the people of Belmont County."
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.
The congressman 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, Jordan has led the fight against tax hikes, including those proposed by his own political party.
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.
Jordan has long been a vocal supporter of securing our borders and enforcing our nation's 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.
He and his wife Polly are the parents of four children. The Jordan family lives near Urbana and attends Grace Bible Church.
" Congressman Jordan is a principled leader who is not afraid to vote his conscious," said Moore. "He was one of the few members of Congress who held their ground and voted against the Wall Street bailout. I am excited that this important leader is coming to Belmont County to share his vision for Ohio and our nation."
Tickets can be purchased by contacting Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 740-686-2768. Tickets will be $30 per person or $50 per couple.
Also, Moore encouraged young residents of Belmont County to come out and hear this exciting speaker and will be offering a discounted rate of $20 per person to individuals 20 years of age and younger.