LISTEN: Virginia House Of Delegates Candidate DJ JORDAN Discussed Why This November’s Election Could Change GOP Control Of The General Assembly

INTERVIEW – DJ JORDAN – running for the 31st District of the Virginia state House of Delegates – discussed why he’s running and why it’s important for the GOP to maintain control of the House of Delegates in November.

  • BIO: D.J. Jordan was communications director for a U.S. senator from Oklahoma, communications director for the U.S. House Committee on Small Business, and press secretary for a U.S. representative from Alabama. He previously worked at both CNN and Fox News, where as an assignment editor and producer he helped develop coverage of breaking and featured news. D.J. earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast communications from Liberty University, and a master’s degree in public management from The Johns Hopkins University. He has served on the boards of several state and nonprofit agencies focused on family issues, including the Virginia State Board of Social Services and Virginia’s Kids Belong, which advocates for children in the foster care system.
  • Virginia’s 31st House of Delegates / District 31 contains portions of Prince William County and Fauquier County. Since 2018, Democrat Elizabeth Guzmán has represented the district. Republican Scott Lingamfelter had the seat from January 9, 2002 to January 10, 2018.
  • The Hill: Voters this year will elect all 40 Virginia state senators and all 100 members of the House of Delegates. Both chambers are under Republican control, but by the slimmest of margins. Republicans hold 51 of 100 delegate seats and 21 of 40 seats in the state Senate. The momentum, observers on both sides agree, is firmly on the Democratic side.
  • Democrats will spend big to flip closely divided Virginia General Assembly next year. Virginia Democrats have, in recent election cycles, pulled nearly even with Republicans in the legislature and cemented their hold on statewide offices.  The stakes for both parties are particularly high given that Northam and the legislature elected in November will decide the state’s legislative and congressional maps in 2021, following the 2020 census.

VA candidate DJ Jordan joined WMAL in studio this morning to discuss the importance of November's election.

VA candidate DJ Jordan joined WMAL in studio this morning to discuss the importance of November's election.

Posted by WMAL DC on Thursday, January 10, 2019


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