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Rep. Jordan's office responds to questions from Reflector

By Norwalk Reflector staff • May 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM

The Norwalk Reflector recently submitted three questions to U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Urbana), whose 4th District includes Norwalk and northern Huron County.

Here are those questions with answers provided by Ian Fury, Jordan’s communications director.

Q. What is new with the Miriam House in Norwalk and its funding cut from HUD? Has Mr. Jordan been able to get any answers or some financial help for the house?

A. “Our office has remained in contact with the Miriam House. We’re glad that the House will remain open, and we will continue to work with them to secure future funding sources.”

Q. What is Mr. Jordan’s stance on gerrymandering? Ohio has been ordered to draw up new district boundaries by June 14, pending decision by U.S. Supreme Court. What are Mr. Jordan’s thoughts about the order and what are his thoughts on his district?

A. “Ohio already has the best system. The people of Ohio elect the offices who draw Congressional district lines. We’ve already passed reform that will take effect soon. You can’t take politics out of politics.”

Q. What are Mr. Jordan’s thoughts on House Bill 6, which is expected to provide about $150 million per year for a pair of Northern Ohio nuclear power plants (including the Davis–Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor) that owner FirstEnergy Solutions says will close by 2021 without financial help.

A. “Since House Bill 6 is currently pending in the Ohio General Assembly and not the United States Congress, Rep. Jordan has not had the opportunity to review this legislation in-depth.”

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