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North Carolina Legislator Profile: Rep. Jonathan Jordan (R-Ashe, Watauga)

In this Real Facts Legislator Profile, we focus on Rep. Jonathan Jordan, the Republican Representative from District 93. He was first elected in 2010 in a victory decided by fewer than 800 votes. He currently chairs the committees on Education, Homelessness, Foster Care and Dependency, the House Select Committee on Administrative Procedure Laws, and House Judiciary III. Jordan, an attorney, spent two years as the first research director at the conservative John Locke Foundation from 1997-1999, a 501(C)(3) research institute that espouses conservative ideals. He also served as the director for a tax-exempt pregnancy care center in Ashe County with the primary purpose of pseudo-science anti-abortion counseling. When he ran in 2010, Art Pope and outside groups flooded money into his campaign in a Koch-sponsored effort to flip the state legislature. Since his election, Jordan has pushed Pope ideals at the expensive of working people in North Carolina. Read more on Jordan here.

Summary:

  • Jordan is pushing a Pope agenda at the expense of working North Carolina families
    • Art Pope-associated outside groups Americans for Prosperity, Civitas Action, and Real Jobs NC spent a combined $76,880.72 benefitting Jordan during the 2010
    • Jordan voted for a Republican budget that substantially decreased support for NC Public Schools, the second largest employer in Ashe and Watauga Counties.
  • Jordan voted to gut environmental regulations for businesses, allowing Duke Energy to avoid coal ash cleanup.
  • Jordan was one of the sponsors of HB2, costing North Carolinians over $600 million dollars.
  • Jordan was the director of a tax-exempt “crisis pregnancy center” and supported Republican budgets that fund these deceptive organizations, including his.

Read the full profile here.