Who We Are

Credit: Jeff Darcy,    Cleveland.com

Credit: Jeff Darcy, Cleveland.com

The Jordan Watch was initially founded in 2012 by a group of frustrated constituents who had just been gerrymandered into Jim Jordan’s duck-like district. Janet Garrett, one of the original founders of the Jordan Watch and also a full time kindergarten teacher at the time, went on to challenge Jim Jordan.

Today, the Jordan Watched is comprised of thousands of people in Jim Jordan’s district and tens of thousands more across the United States who have committed to hold Jim Jordan accountable for his votes and behavior in Congress.


 Who is Jim Jordan?


“Jordan was a terrorist as a legislator going back to his days in the Ohio House and Senate … A terrorist. A legislative terrorist.”

- Former Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R)

“I knew Jim Jordan before he was a reckless demagogue.”

- Conservative Political Analyst, Bill Kristol (R)

What We’re Doing

Janet Garrett, founder of the Jordan Watch, with supporters in Union County, Ohio

Janet Garrett, founder of the Jordan Watch, with supporters in Union County, Ohio

We’re focused on implementing both a long term and a short term strategy to unseat Jim Jordan. His current district, one of the most egregiously gerrymandered districts in the nation, is a political stronghold spanning five media markets. BUT in 2018, redistricting reform passed in Ohio AND in 2019 a federal court ruled Ohio’s map unconstitutional. That means his days of comfortable reelections are soon over. We will be there and ready to fight when Jim has to compete in a FAIR district.

We are currently working with Democrats across Ohio’s 4th district to find competitive candidates to challenge Jim in 2020. Every donation to the Jordan Watch will be used to support our efforts to unseat Congressman Jordan.