D.J. Jordan Announces Campaign for Virginia State House of Delegates
Former State Social Services Board Chair to Run for the 31st District, Which Includes Parts of Prince William and Fauquier Counties
WOODBRIDGE, VA – Former Chairman of the Virginia State Board of Social Services, Darrell H. “D.J.” Jordan Jr., today 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.
CLICK HERE to view a video announcement that D.J. released today.
D.J. 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, and ensuring that anti-poverty programs lead to self-sufficiency. He knows that making state government more accountable, supporting innovation and small businesses, and strengthening educational opportunities will lift up and empower families 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 November 5, 2019, when all 100 state House of Delegate seats and all 40 state Senate seats are on the ballot. The House of Delegates currently has a 51-49 Republican majority; all 100 members are elected for two-year terms.
Jordan continued, “Democrats control every statewide office in Virginia right now and Republicans maintain slim majorities in the state House and Senate. We need a strong two-Party system in Virginia, not to sow divisiveness and discord, but to make sure every good idea is presented and every voice is heard. Throughout this campaign, I will lay out a set of ideas that create more opportunity for families in this district, and I encourage people to engage us at www.VoteDJ.com. Working together, we can do so much more.”
D.J. starts his campaign with the support of the 31st District’s former Republican Delegate, Scott Lingamfelter, who represented the District for 16 years from January 2002 to January 2018. D.J. also has the endorsement of former gubernatorial GOP nominee Ed Gillespie, former U.S. Senate candidate and current Delegate, Nick Freitas (R-30), and also Delegate Michael Webert (R-18), who represents part of Fauquier County.
D.J. was born and raised in the Tidewater, Virginia area by parents who escaped poverty because of strong family commitment, education, entrepreneurship, and hard work. D.J. 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 U.S. 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. Over the last several years, D.J. has been an assistant coach with the American Pride Youth Football League (APYFL), and he has been a TV broadcast commentator for college football games. 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 the Winding Creek Estates neighborhood in Woodbridge, and are members of Move Church in Lake Ridge.