Senator Jordan takes the oath of office in the Senate Chamber of the historic Ohio Statehouse

The Ohio General Assembly today held their Opening Ceremonies for the 131st General Assembly, officially marking the beginning of the new legislative session.
During the ceremonies, State Senator Kris Jordan (R–Ostrander) was sworn in for his second term in the Ohio Senate, representing the 19th District in the state legislature’s upper chamber. Senator Jordan won reelection to the seat in the November 4, 2014 General Election.
“It is my honor to represent the people of Ohio’s 19th Senate District," said Jordan. "I look forward to continuing the fight for individual liberty and for less government intrusion into our daily lives.”
During the 130th General Assembly, Senator Jordan was named the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Reference and is responsible for assigning all pending legislation to committees for required deliberation. The role is key to the efficient operation and deliberation of bills in the Senate.
Senator Jordan is a lifelong resident of Delaware County, and at age 25 was elected to his first term as Delaware County Commissioner. He served six years as commissioner before being elected to serve as a State Representative in 2008. Jordan distinguished himself early when he was elected to House leadership as Assistant Republican Whip – the first freshman in Ohio House history to do so.

Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in political science and resides with his wife, Melissa, and their young daughter in Ostrander.
Jordan’s oath of office was administered by the Honorable Sharon Kennedy, Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court in the Senate Chamber in the historic Ohio Statehouse.
Each term in the Ohio Senate extends four years. Jordan’s term will expire at midnight on December 31, 2018.

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