Rep. Jim Jordan was elected to his fourth term representing Ohio House District 4 last month.
Due to redistricting, Jordan, R-Urbana, will be serving Seneca County, now part of the 4th District. Jordan won the county with 54 percent of the vote.
"We look forward to the opportunity to represent the families and taxpayers and business owners here in Seneca County," he said. "We've been in the county several times and got to know a lot folks already, but look forward to continuing that process."
Jordan, who was in Tiffin Monday meeting with business and community leaders, said the biggest issue in Washington right now is the fiscal cliff.
"The one thing our economy needs more than anything else is we need growth, we need job opportunities, so that's our focus," he said. "Unfortunately it seems as what may happen is tax increase, which is something I'm completely against. I've spoke out loud and clear against raising taxes."
Jordan said the big debate in Washington is what's going to happen with scheduled tax increases coming at start of 2013.
"The way these things play out typically is, you get to the last minute and there's this mad scramble for this final deal," Jordan said. "We have said many times that what America needs is not another political deal in Washington, what we need is a solution. A solution to our growth problem, and a solution to our spending problem. And growth helps that."
He said the government has a spending problem in Washington, and a growth problem in the economy.
"If you have growth, your spending concerns and your budget concerns are much easier to deal with. What we need is growth - you get that by not raising taxes, but by actually reforming the tax code, lowering tax rates and putting in those policies that are going to help growth. And you also need to control the spending. Unfortunately what you get in Washington, is usually the opposite."
He said going into 2013, the House is to push for a tax reform proposal and pro-life legislation.
Jordan also spoke about Obamacare, and the effects it will have on Ohio and the rest of the country.
"The scary thing about Obamacare is that so many of the tax increases in the legislation start to take effect at the start of next year," he said. "I'm committed to doing everything we can to overturn Obamacare and get rid of it."
He said despite Obama's re-election, Republicans still hold the majority in the House of Representatives.
"We have a mandate, as well, to fight for the policies that we told the voters we were going to fight for," he said. "The voters who elected me, and are giving me the chance and privilege to represent them and their families in the U.S. Congress, sent me there to fight for lower taxes, to defend traditional American values and to curtail spending."