Provided by D.J. for Delegate
D.J. Jordan announced his intent to run for the 31st District of the Virginia state House of Delegates in this year’s elections. The district includes parts of Prince William and Fauquier Counties. Jordan previously served as Chairman of the Virginia State Board of Social Services,
Jordan is running for the House of Delegates in part to build on the work he’s championed in the community and on the state Board of Social Services: helping people find quality jobs, supporting foster children, encouraging responsible fatherhood, ensuring assistance goes to those truly in need, and ensuring anti-poverty programs lead to self-sufficiency. He knows that making state government more transparent and accountable, supporting innovation and small businesses, and promoting educational opportunity for children and families will lift up and empower our communities across Virginia.
“I am excited to announce my campaign for the 31st District of the Virginia House of Delegates,” said D.J. Jordan. “If elected, I will advocate for policies that build a culture of human dignity, expand economic and educational opportunities for families, and help small businesses innovate and create high-paying jobs. This campaign is not about me, but rather about the people of this community and the role of state government in our everyday lives. All Virginians deserve a state government that supports our basic freedoms and equal opportunity to succeed.”
D.J. will seek the Republican nomination for the general election on Nov. 5, when all 100 state House of Delegate seats and all 40 state Senate seats are on the ballot. All 100 members are elected for two-year terms.
D.J. was born and raised in the Tidewater, Virginia area. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Liberty University, and played on the football team as a student-athlete. He also earned a Masters in Public Management from The Johns Hopkins University. D.J. worked in the United States Congress for ten years in several offices, including the House Committee on Small Business. Prior to coming to Capitol Hill in 2008, he worked in broadcast journalism at CNN and also Fox News. D.J. now works for a public relations firm in Alexandria.
In 2013, D.J. was appointed by former Governor Bob McDonnell to serve a four-year term on the Virginia State Board of Social Services, which oversees the foster care system and welfare programs in Virginia. During the last year of his term, D.J. was unanimously voted to serve as its Chairman. D.J. has always been inspired by President Abraham Lincoln’s fight for justice for all, his remarkable passion for individual liberty for every person, and his ability to rise above partisan politics to do what’s right for people from all walks of life. D.J. is running as a Republican, in large part, because of his admiration and respect for Lincoln’s Party and the foundational tenets embodied in its beliefs.
D.J. currently serves his community as a volunteer with the Prince William County Fatherhood Initiative, and he is an Alternate Commissioner appointee on the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), a transit agency that runs the local OmniRide bus system. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Virginia’s Kids Belong, a nonprofit that helps foster children. D.J. and his wife, Glorya, have four children, and have fostered and also adopted from foster care. They live in Woodbridge, and are members of Move Church in Lake Ridge.