Jordan (Jordan) D. Teuscher (R-SH44)
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District: 801.228.8283
Representative
Suite 350 State Capitol 350 North State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

District Office:
3731 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009-5634
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Aliona   
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Committee on Ethics
Vice ChairHouse Committee on Rules
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation
MemberHouse Committee on Political Subdivisions
Counties Representing
Salt Lake

Bio

Jordan is the oldest of eight children. He met his wife, Aliona, while practicing law in Ukraine. Aliona had recently returned from a church mission in Novosibirsk, Russia and was about to leave to study at Brigham Young University. After a short courtship, they were married in 2009 and are now the parents of three adorable children, Tristan (8) and Tanner (7), and Madeleine (3). He and his family love to travel, work together in the yard, and attend sporting events.

A Love for Education After graduating from Riverton High School, Jordan enrolled at Brigham Young University. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Philosophy. While at BYU, he served as the president of the business fraternity, Phi Beta Lambda (PBL). He was the Utah PBL public speaking champion in 2003, 2006, and 2007, and finished fourth in the nation in 2007.

Later Jordan graduated cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU. While in law school, Jordan received the prestigious Department of Education FLAS Scholarship for both the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 academic years. Jordan was the editorial assistant for two published books- "Islam, Europe, and Emerging Legal Issues" and "Islam and Political-Cultural Europe" and received the International Center for Law and Religion's Outstanding Service Award. Jordan excelled at extracurricular activities, winning the BYU Negotiation Competition and 1L Moot Court Competition. He was a semifinalist at the BYU Woody Deem Trial Advocacy Competition, BYU Linda Anderson Advocacy Competition, and George Mason University Costello National Trial Advocacy Competition. He was asked to represent BYU at the National Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Competitions. Jordan served on the Moot Court Board of Advocacy Executive Board, Trial Advocacy Executive Board, and ICLRS Law and Religion Symposium Executive Board.

Jordan has been admitted to the Utah Bar, US District Court, District of Utah, and the United States Supreme Court Bar.

International Experience Beginning with a Church mission in Kyiv, Ukraine, Jordan has gained extensive international experience. In 2007, Jordan co-organized the first jury trial competition in Ukraine. Jordan graduated from the Penn State University Capitals of Europe program in Strasbourg, France, where he was taught by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. He later went to work for the Leavitt Institute for International Development, directing international legal reform work in Ukraine, Moldova, and Rwanda. Currently, Jordan serves as the Executive Director of the Leavitt Institute for International Development.

Jordan is fluent in Ukrainian and has taken classes in Russian, Romanian, and French.

Career Success After graduating from law school, Jordan joined the Leavitt Firm, p.c. where he represented clients in various stages of civil litigation. He also practiced in criminal defense. In 2014, Jordan went to work for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Initially, Jordan was assigned to negotiate and execute complicated technology contracts on behalf of the Church. In 2019, Jordan was promoted to lead a team managing all Meetinghouse Facilities negotiations, vendor relationships, and contracts for the Church.

Volunteer Jordan continues to volunteer his time to help those in need. Jordan takes several pro bono legal cases each year. He volunteers as a Ukrainian translator for families hosting and/or planning to adopt Ukrainian orphans. Jordan also spends spare time helping the efforts of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies.

Lifelong Republican Jordan first served as a State delegate at the age of 17. Since then, he has served many times as a state and county delegate. Jordan was a member of the BYU Republican Party Club. As an undergraduate student, Jordan served as a legislative intern to Representative David Clark, then Majority Leader of the Utah House of Representatives. He was heavily involved in two congressional races and several state races to help Republicans get elected.

Legislative Service Jordan was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2020. He currently serves as Chair of the House Ethics Committee and Vice-Chair of the Business, Economic Development, and Labor Sub-appropriation Committee. He also sits on the House Business and Labor Standing Committee and the House Political Subdivisions Committee. Based on his legislative leadership, Jordan was the recipient of the 2021 Americans for Prosperity Champions of Liberty Award, as well as the 2021 and 2022 Libertas Defender of Liberty Award and the 2021 SL Chamber of Commerce Business Champion Award.