As many mourn the passing of a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Delaware County, his memory is being honored by the lowering of flags to half-mast.
Kris Jordan, who was serving in his third term in the Ohio House, represented the 60th District, which covers the western part of the county. A former Delaware County Commissioner and father of three, Jordan was only 46 years old at the time of his passing on Saturday.
The Delaware County Republican Party shared the following on Facebook:
“It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our beloved friend and public servant Kris Jordan. Kris had lived a life of public service. I ask that you all keep his family in your prayers today and please be respectful of their privacy as they mourn together. We will keep you all aware of arrangements as details come forth. Eternal rest unto him, and may the perpetual light of our God shine brightly upon him.”
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and his wife issued the following 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.”
DeWine ordered flags to be lowered to half-mast at the Ohio Statehouse and throughout Delaware County until sunset on the date of Jordan’s funeral.