Full Name: Jeff Jordan
Office Sought: House of Representatives,
8th Congressional District
Party Affiliation: Republican
Phone Number: 703-472-5743
Campaign Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Structured Interview Request Sent:
4 Mar 2022
Structured Interview Response and Date:
6 Mar 2022
Vetting Panel Selected: Pending
Structured Interview Completed: Pending
Biography: Jeff Jordan comes from a fifth consecutive generation family of service in military uniform, all combat veterans. “Serving my country has been the honor and privilege of a lifetime.”
He was born at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, the second son of Thomas and Patricia Jordan. During the latter period of the Vietnam War his father received military orders for an accompanied two-year tour in Thailand. During the tour, his parents adopted his younger sister, making them a diversified family of five.
In his senior year of high school, Jeff signed up for the U.S. Army. One month after graduation he shipped off to basic training at Fort Leopardwood, Missouri. This was the beginning of his 27-year military career that took him around the world, and distinctly shaped who he is today.
Altogether, he served two tours each at Fort Meade, Fort Belvoir, and South Korea; one combat tour each in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jeff also served in both the Washington State and Texas Army National Guard – and several assigned tours with the National Guard Bureau at Arlington Hall Station in Arlington, Virginia.
Jeff has heard the call to serve his state and country. As a true Patriot, Jeff is committed to the American dream and will continue working, defending, and loving the United States.
Jeff works as a contractor for the Department of Defense. He is a member of the Arlington community, he cherishes his family, and he works hard to support our community and neighbors. Jeff is dedicated to ensuring “Liberty and Justice for All!”
Why you? As the 2020 Republican Nominee for Virginia’s 8th Congressional District, I’m now positioned to build upon the groundwork that’s been laid. The local energy and interest in the Republican Party and its platform is both welcome and encouraging!!
I served in the National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program as the lead desk officer supporting the European Command, where I managed the largest portfolio that facilitated the stabilization, integration, and development of the defense capabilities of 21 European nations, including Ukraine, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and others. Those capabilities are, in part, on display today as the Ukraine defends itself from Russian aggression.
I served two tours in South Korea conducting intelligence activities that defended against North Korean forces and Chinese influence.
I served combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan conducting intelligence activities that defended against terrorist and proxy force activities.
I served in the Special Operations Command Fusion Cell supporting planning activities focused on countering weapons of mass destruction as they related to Russia.
I served at the Department of Homeland Security conducting analysis of the nexus between terrorism and organized crime.
All of these duties and responsibilities, as well as many others that I can’t list here, have provided me unique insight into the people, places, activities, capabilities, and intentions throughout the world. I have witnessed, defended, and supported the need for individual freedoms, strong borders, gun rights, women’s rights, the right to life, education, and free enterprise.
I earned your trust in 2020 to become the Republican Nominee for Virginia’s 8th Congressional District. Thank you for that great opportunity! Let’s build on that in 2022 by nominating me again to represent you, your families, and our communities!
What are your priorities?
Economy – Create jobs, reduce taxes, fiscal accountability
Education – Eliminate CRT, enforce free speech on campus, provide school choice
Law and Order – Fund the police, eliminate weaponization of government agencies against citizens, build the wall
Tom Homan, Former Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Vets for Trump (2020 Campaign)
B.A. Political Science
M.S. Strategic Intelligence
Relevant Employment History: See biography above.
Military Experience / Branch / Years of Service / Rank / Type of Discharge:
1988-2014, U.S. Army, MAJ (Retired)
In military tradition, because Jeff served in both the enlisted and officer ranks he is recognized as a “Mustang.”
Past Offices Held and Tenure: None.
Community Service: Previous service includes Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Kiwanis, Pachyderm, Army Community Services, and Jaycees.
Leadership Experience: See biography above.
Personal Strengths: Did not answer.
What is the most important thing Virginians need to know about you? Did not answer.
How would your friends and family describe you? Did not answer.
What are your thoughts on the Constitution as the Law of the Land? To have rights without responsibility is tyranny, and to have responsibility without rights is slavery. As citizens of this great republic, there is no greater civic duty than that of maintaining the liberty-securing interdependence between rights and responsibilities. We must decisively reject the notions, ideals, and implementation of tyrannical, collectivist, socialist ideologies as they are as immoral, irrational, and repugnant as slavery. Individual responsibility is the cornerstone of liberty and socialism is its antithesis. We are all capable of, and must be willing to, think and act in consideration of others without being beholden to or by others.
What are your thoughts on religious liberty? Faith and prayer are important personal freedoms that everyone is free to practice. Our individual rights, as outlined in the Constitution, are derived from God, not from man. The government is obligated to protect these rights and freedoms, so long as the practice of the religious activity doesn’t violate another person’s rights or freedoms.
What are your thoughts on the preservation of our history? Without history, the good and the bad, how will future generations understand the moral and ethical consequences of their own actions or the actions of their government? We should be correcting history where the evidence says it’s in error, but we shouldn’t erase it. We should use our history to grow in the right direction and make sure that the atrocities of the past never occur again. Let’s use our history as an opportunity to have a discussion with all of the interested parties and learn the arts of communication, the power of forgiveness, and the joy of finding a unifying path forward. Together we can forge a single identity as Americans, without the hyphens, factions, or saboteurs.
What are your thought on government transparency? Transparency is the oxygen of trust. And though secrecy is necessary at times in order to gain advantage over an adversary, it should be strictly limited to the area of national defense and investigative actions. Secrecy in the general administration of government is a cancer that undermines trust in government institutions, leaders, and representatives.
What are your thoughts on national defense? I’ve served nearly three decades in the U.S. Army and I’m the fifth consecutive generation of combat veteran in my family. And though I’m certainly a servant and an advocate for defending our nation, I realize that our defense is not solely the responsibility of the military. The four main elements of national power are Diplomatic, Information, Military, and Economic. We must ensure that, as a nation, we are utilizing all of those elements to their fullest potential. We must also realize the implied necessity of having a workforce and voting constituency in this country that has been educated, not indoctrinated. As I stated in my 2020 campaign, we need to teach how to think, not what to think. Education is the invisible strength of our national, and personal, defense.
What are your thoughts on the free enterprise system? In the history of mankind, the free enterprise system is unmatched in providing the economic foundation that allows for the standard of living we enjoy today. The backbone of that system is all of the mom and pop shops, entrepreneurs, and small businesses that fill our communities. During the pandemic of the past two years, they have all suffered significant economic damage due to the lockdowns, and for those that have survived and for any new ones that come along, the onslaught of inflation and the coming increase in taxes will challenge us all again. I believe we must protect the whole system, but we must start with all of these small businesses first by reducing taxes and regulation, and also by giving them a dollar for dollar tax deduction for their losses during the pandemic.
What are your thoughts on the protection of the unborn? The ability to make choices is the essence of freedom, but the choice to have a child or to engage in activity that may result in a child must be made before, not after, the act. The right to life is the first inalienable right under the Constitution of the United States and we as civilized, rational, and loving people must protect all lives and all liberties, including those of the unborn. And in those awful circumstances where a woman’s rights and person are violated, or when a mother’s life is in danger, only then should the option to choose life or death be granted. In those instances I encourage the choice of life and support federal funding for adoption services but not for abortion services. And it is worthy to note here that my sister is adopted.
What are your thoughts on the role the family plays in America? The family is the nucleus of human society and is critical to the development of a productive and free civilization. In America, we’ve all witnessed the abject decay of communities where families and family values are not supported, and in some cases incentivized not to form. If we focus on enabling the development of the family unit, our communities and our economy will be safer, happier, and more stable.
What are your thoughts on equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcomes? America is the land of opportunity, not the land of guarantee. The government’s responsibility is to ensure that the playing field is level for all citizens and nowhere is this idea better enshrined than in the phrase “equality before the law.” When laws start to either favor or attack certain individuals or groups, then the whole system of justice becomes unbalanced which in turn erodes our fundamental and constitutional rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
What are your thoughts on the 2nd Amendment? To keep (have) and bear (use) arms is the quintessential right of the U.S. Constitution that prohibits governmental infringement upon individual ownership of any arms, guns included, and government officials are obligated to protect that right along with the rest of our constitutional rights when they swear their oath of office. Specifically regarding firearms, any gun control should come in the form of gun safety and education for all citizens, teaching them how to practice and exhibit self-control when handling them.
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