Darrell “D.J.” Jordan hasn’t always been a fan of politics, but he likes public policy and he loves people.
D.J. was born and raised in the Tidewater, Virginia area by parents who escaped poverty through family commitment, education, entrepreneurship, and hard work. D.J. earned a Bachelors of Science in Communications from Liberty University, and played on the football team as a student-athlete. He also earned a Masters in Public Management from The Johns Hopkins University. He worked in the United States Congress for ten years in several offices, including the House Committee on Small Business.
Prior to coming to Capitol Hill in 2008, he worked in broadcast journalism, including at the Washington, DC Bureau of Fox News. D.J. now works as a business executive at a public relations company in Falls Church, Virginia. In 2017, D.J. completed a four-year term on the Virginia State Board of Social Services, which oversees the foster care system and welfare programs in Virginia. During the last year of his term, D.J. was unanimously voted to serve as its Chairman. Between 2015 and 2019, D.J. served his community with the Prince William County Fatherhood Initiative, and an Alternate Commissioner on the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), a transit agency that runs the OmniRide bus system. Over the last several years, D.J. has been an assistant coach with the American Pride Youth Football League (APYFL), and he has been a TV broadcast commentator for college football games. He serves on the Board of Directors of Virginia’s Kids Belong, a nonprofit that helps foster children. D.J. and his wife, Glorya, have four children, and have fostered and also adopted from the foster care system. They live in the Winding Creek neighborhood in Woodbridge.
In 2019, D.J. unsuccessfully ran for the 31st District of the House of Delegates, but won the largest amount of votes in the District’s history for any Republican candidate for state or local office. He ran for office to make sure our state government ensures our basic freedoms and equal opportunity to succeed.
D.J. is a Republican, in large part, because of his admiration for President Abraham Lincoln and the foundational tenets embodied in the GOP’s belief of liberty, justice, and opportunity for all.