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Jordan talks all things politics with local teens

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, discussed his views on the new healthcare law and national economy before fielding questions from a group of 100 of Logan County’s brightest teenagers Monday afternoon.

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U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan speaks to a group of 100 Logan County students and members of the Bellefontaine Rotary Club during Monday’s Leaders in Action program at the First Church of God. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

“Younger, newer and fresher people getting involved in politics is just a positive,” the representative told the group gathered for the Leaders in Action program presented by the Logan County Educational Service Center and the Bellefontaine Rotary Club. “You do need to get involved because it is your money.

“When I was your age, I had no desire to get involved in politics or become a politician. My thing was sports and my sport was wrestling,” he said before telling the group he went on to become an assistant wrestling coach at The Ohio State University.

“But when you get married and raise a family and watch the government take your money, you do get concerned,” the fiscal conservative said. “Just don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do it.”

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