(2-26-23) Ohio State Representative from the 60th District Kris Jordan (R-Ostrander) has passed away at the age of 46.

Jordan is survived by his parents, his wife, and three children.

Jordan began serving Delaware County at the age of 25 when he was elected to serve as a county commissioner. After serving for six years, he was elected to the Ohio House (District 2) in November 2008. Two years later, Jordan elected to run for the Ohio Senate (District 19) and was victorious. He was reelected to the Senate in 2014.

In 2018, Jordan returned to the Ohio House, this time as the District 67 representative. He went on to win reelection in 2020 (District 67) and 2022 (District 60).

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered flags at the Ohio Statehouse and at public buildings and grounds throughout Delaware County to be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of Jordan’s funeral.

DeWine said in a statement

“Fran and I are shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Representative Kris Jordan.We extend our sincerest condolences to his entire family for this most unexpected loss. Kris will be remembered for his expertise as a legislator and his advocacy for the people of Delaware County.”

Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens

“Kris was a loving father, a man of faith, a leader, and a person I considered a very dear friend. My heart goes out to Kris’s family, especially his three children and loving parents, Ralph and Pat. Please keep them and all of his loved ones in your prayers.”