+ − Contact Information
Phone: (518) 455-5404
Albany, NY 12248
+ − Biography
Tony Jordan, a resident of Jackson, is a partner in the law firm of Jordan & Kelly LLC, and has served in the Assembly since his election in 2008. Tony was born in North Creek in the heart of the Adirondacks. After graduating from Johnsburg Central School, Tony went on to earn his bachelors degree in business with a concentration in finance from the University of Notre Dame in 1986. He then returned to the Glens Falls area where he worked in banking before returning to school to pursue his law degree. Tony graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1995.
Since his election in 2008, Tony has worked hard to improve the business climate in New York. Having represented family businesses for many years, and owning a small business himself, Tony understands the challenges of doing business in the North Country. He is focused on reducing taxes, and working to remove burdensome State regulations that inhibit growth and threaten the survival of many businesses.
Tony was appointed to the position of Assembly Minority Leader Pro Tempore in 2013, making him the second ranking official in the minority conference. In this role, Jordan will research issues, prepare and lead debates, and manage all activity on the Assembly floor throughout the legislative session. Jordan will be a strong voice in the legislature to stand up for policies that lower taxes, improve the economy and offer real solutions to the problems families face in the state.
In addition to the assemblymans new duties, Jordan will continue to serve on the Rules, Local Governments, and Ethics and Guidance committees in the Assembly.
Tony is also the Assembly Minority Member of the Legislative Ethics Commission. The Legislative Ethics Commission investigates allegations of ethics violations against lawmakers and staff. Tony feels strongly that the public should be able to trust those they elect to represent them, and Tony takes his role on the Ethics Commission very seriously. Tony also was a co-sponsor of the Public Integrity Reform Act, a historic ethics reform package that was passed during the 2011 session.
Tony is an active member of the community. He is a volunteer with the Greenwich Lions Club, Cornell University FarmNet Program, the Boy Scouts, youth soccer, the Greenwich Lions Club, and the Knights of Columbus. He also teaches Sunday School and does pro-bono legal work for several fire companies and rescue squads.
Tony and Wendy (Skellie) Jordan have four children: Gabrielle (Gabby), Tricia, Luke, and Eliza.