Raleigh, N.C. – Representative Jonathan Jordan (R-Ashe) has been appointed chairman of three North Carolina House committees by Speaker Tim Moore for the 2017-2018 biennium of the state General Assembly.
Rep. Jordan will chair the House Committee on Education for Universities, the House Committee on Homelessness, Foster Care and Dependency, and the House Judiciary III Committee.
Speaker Tim Moore released a statement:
“Rep. Jonathan Jordan has demonstrated dedication to improving government services in higher education, our judicial systems as well as social services in North Carolina.
“Rep. Jordan is an excellent committee chairman because he digs into important policy details and works through difficult problems with stakeholder groups to improve legislation and find solutions to important issues facing the citizens of North Carolina.”
Rep. Jordan also released a statement:
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve my constituents and the state of North Carolina by leading these committees. Throughout my career I have worked to give a stronger voice to some of our most vulnerable citizens – children in particular. My past legislative agenda demonstrates my desire to protect children and their families in our court system and elsewhere.”
“I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on proposed legislation, and keeping North Carolina on a path to be the best state in the nation.”
Representative Jordan has a small law practice in Jefferson, the county seat of Ashe County. He previously served on the board of the Ashe County Pregnancy Care Center and the former Boone Office Board of Legal Aid of North Carolina. As a long-time Guardian ad litem attorney and Department of Social Services attorney, Jordan has been very active in protecting children from abuse and neglect. He has two children in the district’s public schools.