Polly Jordan is the lovely wife of politician Jim Jordan –who represents Ohio’s 4th congressional district.
Polly’s husband is also the current House Oversight Committee’s ranking member.
Born James Daniel Jordan on February 17, 1964; the Ohio native earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin. He also holds a Master’s degree in Education from the Ohio State University and a Law Degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.
During high school and all through college, Jim was a wrestling champ. He began his political career in the mid-’90s serving on the Ohio General Assembly. The republican has been representing Ohio’s 4th district since 2007.
Unlike the politician, his wife has stayed out of the spotlight. Check out these five interesting facts about Polly Jordan.
#1 They are High School Sweethearts
The two have known each other since they were teenagers. She is a year older than Jim, having been together since he was 13 and she was 14-years-old. They were introduced by Polly’s brothers –who were also on the wrestling team.
#2 She is a Former Teacher
Polly worked as a teacher. During a 2011 profile for her husband, it was reported that she was teaching art at a public school at the time. She retired from teaching in 2018.
Polly Jordan also taught at a school in Ohio’s Graham District, where she grew up. Now, it’s not clear if she resigned or if she still actively teaching. The evidence purported to show that she resigned is from an agenda of a meeting held on May 15th, 2017. Her name was on the list of teachers whose contracts would not be renewed for the 2017-2018 school year.
It also feasible that she retired based on her age. In 2018, she should have been 54 years old, as she was born in 1963. Teachers in Ohio can retire early at 55 years, provided they have had a service credit requirement of 28 years of service.
#3 They Have Been Married for Decades
The couple tied the knot on August 17, 1985. At the time, they were in their early 20’s and still attending college. The same year, Congressman Jim Jordan won the NCAA Division I wrestling championship for the first time. Jim Jordan was studying at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It’s not clear if Polly Jordan attended the same college, but they’re both Graham High School alumni.
#4 She is a Mother
Polly and Jim Jordan raised four children: Rachel, Ben, Jessie, and Isaac. Initially, she homeschooled her children. They are all adults now, and Isaac Jordan followed in his father’s footsteps. He went on to join the University of Wisconsin-Madison and became a wrestling Badger.
In his first season of the wrestling team, Isaac Jordan managed a 17-0 record. By March 6, 2014, he was the second-best ranked wrestler across the country. Isaac Jordan went on to join the Indiana University wrestling staff as an assistant coach. Polly Jordan’s husband coached the Ohio State University.
#5 She is also a Grandmother
The couple’s daughter Rachel, their oldest, was born in 1987. She is married to Chris Salisbury. According to social media, Chris and Rachel are stationed in Italy and have two daughters. Jim’s bibliography on his campaign website currently states that they have three grandchildren.
#6: The couple leads a modest life, devoid of luxuries
Speaking to the Washington Examiner, Jim revealed that most of his immediate family lives close by in Urbana. He joked that they were one big redneck clan. The family has lived in a single home for over 24 years., despite Jim’s Jordan tenure as a congressman for over 15 years.
Jim only drives Buicks, and one of his cars had over 300,000 miles on its odometer when he interviewed for the Cleveland in 2011. Jim Jordan’s wife also seems to lead a pretty private life, and there are no attributed social media accounts to her name.
#7: They are a Sporting Family
The Jim Jordan family has had a natural affiliation for sports. During his feature on Cleveland, Jim’s desk was filled with a calendar of his kid’s sporting events, which he made a privilege to attend.
Polly’s daughter even participated in golf tournaments, and her father was her dedicated caddie. While there was enormous pressure on Isaac to succeed during his College wrestling career, Jim reportedly had a hands-off approach and left all the coaching to the university’s staff. They are Republicans and uphold Christian values.
#8: Polly Jordan’s Husband Scandals
The family has not been without any scandal. The Jim Jordan wrestling scandal emerged after a referee accused Jordan of not responding to sexual misconduct allegations against the team doctor Richard Strauss, who passed away in 2005. During the Jim Jordan scandal, it was further alleged that the doctor’s inappropriate behavior, such as groping College athletes, was an open secret in the sporting department. As the Jim Jordan pedophile scandal played out in the media, one of the witnesses, DiSabato, revealed that Jim had called him crying and begging him not to go against Strauss. He was alleged to be covering up their allegations while denying that he knew it was taking place.
Jim Jordan on Twitter continues to take on big tech and challenge IRS controversial positions such as going after tea parties from this state. In the public eye, Jim has been a committed husband as they come. He only favors good policies for the family and says that he is a champion protector of family values.
Common Asked Questions About Poly Jordan’s Husband, Jim Jordan
1) What are Rep Jim Jordan’s height and weight?
Many sources report that he is 6’ tall and weighs about 82kg, but he may be shorter than that. The question of “How tall is Jim Jordan?” emerged because he appears to be relatively shorter when standing beside his Republican counterparts, including Donald Trump, who is 6’3, but this is also disputed. By our estimates, Jim maybe 5’9 at best.
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, Far Left with President Trump at the Whirlpool Corporation, Trump White House, Flickr
2) Did Jim Jordan pass the bar exam?
He has never sat for the bar exam, but he has a legal background, having earned a Juris Doctor Degree, which is considered the first degree in law. It’s also known about Jim Jordan’s education that he has a master’s degree from Ohio State.