Jim Jordan Career, Family, Education, Spouse, Kids and Net Worth

Who is Jim Jordan?

James Daniel Jordan (abbreviated as Jim Jordan) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Ohio’s 4th congressional district since 2007. Being a member of the Republican Party, he is a former collegiate wrestler and college wrestling coach.

He is a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, serving as its chair from 2015 to 2017, and its vice chair since 2017. From 2019 to 2020, he was the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee. He then vacated that position to become the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, of which he became chair in 2023.

Jim Jordan Career

Jordan’s district stretches from Lake Erie to simply below Urbana in the north-central and western portions of the state. It consists of Lima, Marion, Tiffin and Elyria. He is now a member of the Republican Party and additionally a former collegiate wrestler and university wrestling coach.

Jordan is among the founding members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, serving as its first chairperson from 2015-2017. He is now serving as the vice chair since 2017. Previously he become the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee from 2019 to 2020. Jordan left that position to become the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee.

Daniel Jordan is a close ally of former president Donald Trump and was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom on January 11, 2021. Jordan is widely known for his confrontational fashion and for not wearing a jacket all through conferences at the House Judiciary Committee and all through interviews.

A Photo of Jim Jordan
A Photo of Jim Jordan

How Old Is Jim Jordan?

He is 59 years old as of February 2023, having been born on February 17, 1964, in Urbana, Ohio, U.S. Jordan shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Michael Jordan, Ed Sheeran, Paris Hilton, Sasha Pieterse, Landon Clifford, and many more.

Jim Jordan Family

Jim Jordan’s Parents

James Daniel Jordan was born to Shirley Jordan (Mother) and John Jordan (Father). He was born and brought up in Champaign County in Ohio and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Jim Jordan’s Siblings

James Jordan was born into a family of two children and has a brother known as Jeff Jordan.

Jim Jordan Education

Jordan received his high school education at Graham High School and graduated in 1982. He wrestled for the school and gained state championship all four years and compiled a 156-1 win-loss record.

James then joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison and became a -time NCAA Division 1 wrestling champion. He graduated with a bachelor’s diploma in economics in 1986.

Later he earned a master’s degree in education from Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus after which obtained a J.D. degree from Ohios Capital University Law School in 2001.

Jim Jordan’s Interests

Jordan has always had an interest in wrestling as he wrestled in high school and in college. In high school he gained state championship throughout his years there and compiled a 156-1 win-loss record. In college he became a -time NCAA Division 1 wrestling champion. He won the 1985 and 1986 NCAA championship matches in the 134-pound weight class.

Jordan become the first member of Congress to sign the No Climate Tax pledge drafted by the conservative political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity. He additionally opposes abortion and is against providing federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

In addition, Jordan enjoys travelling, specially touring Paris and likes American films and music, his favorite actress being Angelina Jolie and the singer is Elvis Presley. More over he also reads literature and enjoys art work and theatre work all through his free time.

Jim Jordan’s Spouse

Jordan and his long-time companion and spouse Polly were introduced by her brothers, who competed with Jordan in wrestling. They began out dating whilst Jordan was thirteen and Polly was 14 and are married from 1985 to date. The couple has 4 children and grandchildren.

Jim Jordan Kids

Jordan and his long-time lover have 4 children and grandchildren. He has sons and daughters, Isaac Jordan, Benjamin Jordan, Jessie Jordan, and Rachel Jordan.

A Career at the Ohio General Assembly

In November 1994, he was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives. And representing the 85th Ohio House district for three terms. In 2000, he was elected to the Ohio Senate over independent candidate Jack Kaffenberger with 88% of the vote. Again he defeated Kaffenberger in 2004 with 79% of the vote.

A Career at the U.S. House of Representatives


In 2006, he won the Republican primary for the 4th district after 26-year incumbent Mike Oxley announced his retirement. In the general election, he defeated the Democrat nominee Rick Siferd with 60% of the vote. He was then reelected in 2008 as he defeated Democrat nominee Mike Carroll with 65% of the vote. Again, he was reelected in 2010 defeating Democrat Doug Litt and Libertarian Donald Kissick with 71% of the vote. He went on to be reelected in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2022.


During the 112th Congress, he chaired the Republican Study Committee, while turning down a position on the Appropriations Committee. He was then considered the committee’s most powerful member during the U.S. government shutdown of 2013. On July 26, 2018, he announced his bid for Speaker, after Paul Ryan retired, but lost to Kevin McCarthy. In 2023, he returned to consideration for the speakership after McCarthy failed to win it after three rounds of voting. From 2019 to 2020, he was the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee. He then left his position on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in February 2020 and replaced Doug Collins on the United States House Committee on the Judiciary.

A Career in the 2023 Speaker Election

In the 2023 Speaker of the House Representatives election, he was nominated on the second ballot by Representative Matt Gaetz. He received 19 votes, enough to deny McCarthy the speakership in the second round. Again, he was nominated on the third ballot by Chip Roy. On the third ballot, he won 20 votes with Byron Donalds stitching from McCarthy to Jordan.

This was enough to necessitate a fourth ballot but Jordan got no votes on ballots 4 through 11, as all his supporters switched to Donalds. Again, Gaetz nominated Jordan on the 12th ballot. He received four votes enough to necessitate a 13th ballot when combined with the three for Kevin Hern. However, he was not nominated on the 13th and 14th ballot, but received six and two votes on each, respectively.

Where does Jim Jordan live?

Politician Jordan and his spouse Polly stay near Urbana in central Champaign County.

Jim Jordan’s Height

Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 0 inches (1.83m) and a weight of about 82kg (180 lbs).

Jim Jordan’s Net Worth

American politician and former wrestler and wrestling coach, James Jordan has been serving as the U.S. representative since 2007. His accumulated net worth is $200 thousand with a base salary of $ 174,000.