I am pleased to let you know that once again, we have been identified by the National Taxpayers Union as a “Friend of the Taxpayer” for the current Congress. We received a score of 88% for 2013, which was the highest rating of House Members in Ohio and the 13th highest in the country. As your representative to Congress, I am committed to your protecting your hard-earned money, and I am always looking to identify and eliminate areas of waste, fraud and abuse in federal spending. It is always an honor to be recognized for your accomplishments.
Today we officially launched our re-election campaign for the newly-configured 4th District of Ohio. We are honored to represent all or part of 14 counties in West Central, Northwest, and North Central Ohio. Full counties in the district include: Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Crawford, Logan, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby and Union. Partial counties in the district include: Erie, Huron, Lorain, Marion, and Mercer. As we make campaign stops in each of these 14 counties, we will be introducing our local campaign chairs and detailing more about our plans. We look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail!
If you are reading this, you probably already know about the revamp and re-launch of our website, www.JimJordanForCongress.com. The new interactive website has updated biographical and family information, new pages to volunteer for (and donate to) our campaign. We have new videos posted, easy access to our social media sites, and a blog that we will work to keep updated with the latest news and information. One of the best ways for us to spread the word and drive more traffic to this website is for you to share a link with your family, friends and social media contacts.
The Founding Fathers had it right when they designed our system. They set it up so the House of Representatives, the body in Congress that is supposed to be closest to the people, has to stand for election the most often – every two years. In other words, it’s never too long before people get a chance to either keep, or kick out, their Member of Congress. Even though we just took office one year ago…today we filed our nomination petitions with the Lorain County Board of Elections to get on the ballot for re-election. The process is relatively straight forward…you obtain petitions, then gather signatures from registered voters in your district who belong to your political party. You need 50 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. You may turn in up to 150 signatures in order to get 50 good ones (we turned in 149!). We should know by February 18th whether or not enough of our signatures were validated. Until then, we keep working on behalf of the families and