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Jordan questioned on Miriam House, gerrymandering and House Bill 6

By Norwalk Reflector staff • May 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM

The Norwalk Reflector met Wednesday morning with Caroline Bick, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan’s deputy district director during what was publicized as constituent office hours.

The announcement sent to the Reflector stated “Jordan’s (R-Urbana) staff will be in Norwalk on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 for constituent office hours.

“Caroline Bick, Rep. Jordan’s deputy district director, will be available to meet with constituents from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Huron County Building located at 180 Milan Ave. Meeting Room C in Norwalk.”

Bick was not at the county building as advertised, but she did meet later with the Reflector in her office on Main Street.

The Reflector asked three questions, which communications director Ian Fury said he would forward to Jordan.

• What is new with the Miriam House in Norwalk and its funding cut from HUD? Has Mr. Jordan been able to get any answers or some financial help for the house?

• What is Mr. Jordan’s stance on gerrymandering? Ohio has been ordered to draw up new district boundaries by June 14, pending decision by U.S. Supreme Court. What are Mr. Jordan’s thoughts about the order and what are his thoughts on his district?

• What are Mr. Jordan’s thoughts on House Bill 6, which is expected to provide about $150 million per year for a pair of Northern Ohio nuclear power plants (including the Davis–Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor) that owner FirstEnergy Solutions says will close by 2021 without financial help.

Bick is scheduled to meet with constituents from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Milan-Berlin Library District, 19 E. Church St., Milan.