JEFFERSON, NC: On Tuesday, February 28th, Republican Jonathan C. Jordan reapplied for the position of NC House Representative for District 93, which after redistricting continues to include all of Ashe and Watauga Counties. A local attorney with a regional law practice and strong ties to the High Country, Jordan has been a strong advocate for the citizens of the district during his time in Raleigh. His campaign theme “Promises Made, Promises Kept” sounds a clear note about where the Deputy Majority Whip has concentrated his efforts during the tough economic climate facing our state. “I ran a campaign based on strong conservative principles and values, a stronger state economy providing more jobs, a government focused on core services, and a tax system less burdensome on our state’s taxpayers,” Jordan noted. “During my time in Raleigh we have balanced a budget that was facing a $3.7 billion shortfall, while protecting students and classrooms, achieving a record tax cut for citizens, and doing so without the luxury of billions in federal funds.” “I am reapplying for the job based on my record, and I am pleased to compare my record to any challenger,” Jordan stated. “We have provided small businesses in our state with a $50,000 income tax credit to fuel the primary job-creation engine in our economy. Compare that to a paltry $1,000 per year job tax credit pushed by the previous legislature,” Jordan stated. “The National Education Association, in its latest report on the state of education, reported that North Carolina has improved to 42nd in the nation in per-pupil expenditures, versus 45th in 2010-11 and 43rd in 2009-10, under previous legislative leadership,” Jordan continued. “In fact, according to the state Department of Public Instruction, we increased state-funded public school employees by 4,613, although you will hear the lies repeated endlessly to the contrary.” Jordan practices law in Ashe and Watauga Counties. His primary focus is real estate, wills and trusts, traffic issues, and business law, but he has also served as a Guardian ad Litem Attorney Advocate, representing abused and neglected children in DSS cases. Jordan previously served on the board of the Ashe County Home Builders Association, the Ashe County Pregnancy Care Center, and the Local Advisory Council of Legal Aid Of North Carolina, Inc. (Boone Office); as well as currently serving on the boards of the Ashe County Free Medical Clinic, where he is the Immediate Past Chair, and the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce. Jordan and his wife, Tracie McMillan Jordan, reside near West Jefferson in Ashe County and have a young son and daughter.
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