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Jordan Hall Files for Candidacy for House Rep


January 31, 2018 | View PDF

Pictured (L-R) Jordan, Mandy, Haddon, Piper, Judah, Gus and Reagan Hall.

Sidney's Jordan Hall is joining the likes of Duane Mitchell and Tom Halvorson in filing for office this upcoming election. Hall has officially filed for House District 35, a position currently held by Scott Staffanson.

Hall has deep roots as a conservative Republican, having volunteered for various local Republican campaigns in his early career, and founding the College Republicans in college. During those years, he served on campaigns at the local level for Mike Huckabee, and added political science courses to his graduate degree program in History. For a brief time he taught American Government at colleges in northern Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Locally, Hall has served with the Richland County Right to Life and is a past chair of the Richland County GOP.

The decision to file for House District 35 is not one Hall took lightly. "When I was the chairman of the Richland County Republican Central Committee, I saw an unfortunate reality, which is that often times people who might better belong in the Democratic Party sometimes run on the Republican ticket because they see it as an opportunity to be more electable. This is my great concern," he explained.

"I formed a group in December to search for a conservative candidate who desires the office and in spite of the many we spoke to, no one desired the office," Hall explained of the process. The group was unable to determine a qualified conservative candidate. "I decided to declare my candidacy because I fear there are some who would run on the Republican ticket who, quite frankly, don't belong there. Should a better man, whose conservative credentials cannot be questioned, desire the seat and register I will happily oblige them and support their candidacy," Hall said. "Unless a qualified conservative runs for the office, I will remain in the race and represent the cultural values of my fellow citizens."

Upholding those cultural values is of utmost importance, Hall explained. "They can all be put under the heading of 'protecting life, liberty and property.' These three things are the role of government, and legislators must draft laws that serve only these purposes," he said.

Hall confirms that he would support the Montana Legislature in working toward establishing a Personhood law, which will acknowledge the personhood of all born or unborn individuals, regardless of age, race, sex, or disability. He would further support the legislature in taking action to protect both Second and First Amendment rights. "No legislative body should make a law restricting the use of firearms to protect life, liberty and property, and Montana must continue to work toward Constitutional Carry to allow people the right already given them – if properly interpreted – in the Second Amendment," he explained. "Likewise, the liberty to exercise our religion as guaranteed under the First Amendment is in jeopardy because of the politically correct alt-left. The right to religion is deeper than the mere right to worship; worship can be confined to a particular time or place, but our religion is observed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means that our right of conscience – for those of any faith – must be vigorously defended. We have seen neighboring states – mostly through the judiciary – act punitively toward Citizens of faith. When this happens, the legislature must act as a check and balance so much as is possible against an activist or tyrannical judiciary," he said.

Finally, Hall supports lowering property taxes. "God wrote in his own fingers, 'Thou shalt not steal.' The government may only tax what it needs to carry out the functions explicitly given it to govern via the Constitution (in our case, the State Constitution). To raise more funds than is necessary or to raise funds to provide services not mandated of the government, is theft. There is no other way to put it; our property taxes are too high and must be lowered. Likewise, Eastern Montana should not have to carry an undue tax burden in proportion to the rest of the state. Business owners and wealth producers must be rewarded, rather than punished, for creating jobs and bolstering economic growth," Hall explained.

Hall believes that these rights are in jeopardy and that legislators have a responsibility to protect these rights, even though conservative legislation might be vetoed by the governor. "We should keep in mind that our current governor will not always be our governor, and the legislature needs to set legislative precedent," he said.

As for representing Richland County, Hall wants to represent Richland County well. "There must be fair recompense to the parts of the state that create and produce jobs, which includes Richland County in particular," Hall said, referring to oil revenues from Richland County being diverted to other areas of the state. "The fact is, Montana is not as business-friendly as North Dakota is, and you can see that with your own eyes when you cross over the state line. The job of Helena must be to help Richland County or at the very least get out of the way and stop trying to 'help' with unnecessary regulations," Hall explained.

Hall concludes, "Simply put, my chief goal for Richland County is that its residents be as free as possible with as much of their own money as possible to live and do as they see fit according to their own conscience."

Hall is currently the Pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church in Sidney. He and his wife, Mandy, have five children.


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