Jordan Bateman brings a diverse background of journalism, small business ownership and elected life to his role as B.C. Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Jordan previously served for six years as an elected Township Councillor in Langley, B.C., a community of 100,000 people. His work with the Township included serving on the community's Economic Development Commission, Tourism Langley and the Fraser Valley Regional Library Board. His blog, Langley Politics, was read throughout B.C., and was a key part of his commitment to transparency and accountability. After winning two elections, including topping the polls in 2008, Jordan resigned from Council in 2011 to take on his role with the CTF. A trained journalist who worked for the Langley Advance for six years, Jordan also owned and operated his own writing and editing business for a decade. He has ghostwritten and edited more than 125 books for religious, political, business, charity, music and other clients. In 2013, Jordan was named to Vancouver Magazine's prestigious Power 50 list of the 50 most influential people in Greater Vancouver. Jordan and his wife Jennifer are both licensed wedding chaplains, having married more than 350 couples. They have three children--Indiana, Danica and Jackson--and live in Langley. He is an unabashed Vancouver Canucks, Green Bay Packers and B.C. Lions fan.