Hello. I’m Jordan Ridley, and I’m running for Georgia State Representative for District 20. As a native Georgian, I have first-hand knowledge of the issues facing our great state. So you may know me better, I would like to share my background with you.
I come from a politically involved family. At a young age my parents took me to meet Bob Barr when he was the representative for part of Cherokee County. In high school, I had the opportunity to attend the National Youth Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., where I had the honor of meeting many great people, including Tom Price, the representative for my district at the time.
While in Washington, D.C., I met many other influential politicians and journalists and visited the National Press Club and the NRA Headquarters. All of these influences increased my desire to become politically involved. I attended Georgia State University as well as the Andrew Young School of Policy at Georgia State University. During this time, I had the opportunity to meet former Mayor of Atlanta and Ambassador to the U.N., Andrew Young and former State Representative, Jim Martin.
These influences furthered my desire to become politically involved and boosted my interest in wanting to keep my community great. Because of this, I am currently Precinct Chairman for the Victoria Precinct for the Republican party. In May, I attended the Georgia Republican State Convention in Savannah as a delegate representing Cherokee County. I also recently worked on the special election campaign for our most recent County Commissioner.
Growing up in Georgia has given me an advantage in that I have personally experienced our public schools and universities, witnessing their strengths and weaknesses and I have seen the growth and changes that have taken place in Georgia and Cherokee County.
I remember when there was not an outlet mall in Woodstock and when Highway 92 was only two lanes. These first-hand experiences have given me the ability to truly understand where our community came from and where it’s headed.
I have seen the changes that have kept our community great and as your State Representative I will defend what makes our community great and strive to make it even better by listening to your needs and concerns while serving you as your Representative to make them happen.