As the son of a public school teacher and proponent of higher education, Jordan has unique insight into the system. Sufficient and sustainable funding of effective K-12 programs is a priority. Jordan also believes it is critical to encourage and support careers in the skilled trades and to hold publicly funded 4-year colleges accountable for the career expectations they are communicating to future students.
Working people in Minnesota are currently faced with the most burdensome tax structure in the United States according to a 2019 study done by Kiplinger Magazine. In 2020, our highest income tax bracket is the 4th highest in the nation. Our lowest bracket rate is higher than the highest rate in 24 other states. Our corporate tax rate also is 4th highest in the nation. Jordan will fight to reduce taxes on the middle class and businesses while working to eliminate government corruption and waste.
Recently we have seen an increased scrutiny of members of law enforcement and police departments in general. I believe that the improvement of police practice begins with improved crisis intervention training and identifying and punishing individual instances of brutality. It is unfair to stereotype entire groups of professionals due to the actions of a few. The overwhelming majority of police officers are committed to serving and protecting. Police departments should not be defunded or disbanded as some have been calling for.
As a father, Jordan believes all kids should be given equal opportunity to excel. Unfortunately many kids in our district are in at-risk situations. He believes greater investment and support in after school, summer vacation, and mentorship programs. Also, partnering with non-profit organizations focused on the well being of children should be maximized. No child should go hungry or lack opportunity.
Jordan believes all human life has value and should be protected by our state's government. In addition to a strong pro-life stance, he is also committed to creating more non-abortive solutions for expecting mothers in crisis.
Our nation's founders ensured that law-abiding citizens would always have the right to posses firearms. The reason for owning a gun may vary by the individual but Jordan believes that law-abiding Americans' rights to bear arms should be protected as our constitution demands.