Jungus Jordan (District 6)
First elected to the City Council in June 2005, Jungus Jordan represents District 6 in the far south and southwest portions of Fort Worth. He was re-elected to his seventh term of office on May 6, 2017.
He is a Fort Worth native who was born at Carswell Air Force Base, attended local public schools and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from TCU and a master’s degree in management from Webster University. He is also a graduate of the Management Executive Program at Cornell University.
Jordan enjoyed a distinguished career in the United States Air Force that included tours of duty in Vietnam, Germany and in force management and personnel for the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. He is the recipient of more than 15 medals and commemorations, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.
Upon his retirement from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel, Jordan returned home to work as a development officer at TCU, then as vice-president of Marketing and Business Development for the Eurpac Service Company. He served as a financial advisor with two national financial services companies and now works part time for Cook Children’s.
Jordan married his wife, Glenda, in 1970. They have two adult children, Shaun – a firefighter/paramedic in Mesquite – and Samantha – a public relations consultant and community volunteer. Shaun and his wife Sumer have two children, Sophie and Sawyer. The Jordans are members of McKinney Memorial Bible Church.
Jordan represents Fort Worth as a board member of the National League of Cities and the North Texas Commission. He is the past president of the Texas Municipal League and serves on the Texas Municipal League Executive Board, the vice chair of the North Central Texas Clean Air Steering Committee and is the former Chair of the North Central Texas Regional Transportation Council. He is the current chair of the Texas Municipal League, Texas Mayors of Military Communities and serves on the Texas A&M Transportation Institute Advisory Council. In 2007 and 2008, Jordan was Chair of Rail North Texas and served as chair of the Passenger Rail Working Group and is the chair of Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition.
He has also been an active civic volunteer, previously serving as chairman of Fort Worth’s Zoning Commission and Process Improvement Committee. Other community involvement included service with numerous local charitable organizations such as the American Red Cross, Senior Citizens Services, Rotary Club, The Optimist Club and the VFW.
Most recent honors:
- Morton Herman Service to Veterans Award: Jewish War Veterans Post 755, 2017
- O. Roy Stevenson Award, Rotary Club of Fort Worth, 2017
- Tarleton State University President’s Legacy Award for Civility and Integrity, 2017
- Harmony Public Schools, Distinguished Service Award, in recognition and appreciation for outstanding service to Public Schools, 2016
- Greater Fort Worth Builders Association, Partnership Award, 2015
- Texas Department of Transportation, Road Hand Award, 2014
- Gama Phi Delta Sorority, Inc., Delta Phi Chapter, Award for Linking Minds to the Future through the Political Arena, 2014
- Harmony Public Schools, Friend of STEM Education Award, 2014
- National League of Cities Excellence in Transportation Award, 2009
- American Planning Association Midwest Section of the Texas Chapter Planning Advocate Award, 2009, 2004.
- North Texas Commission, North Texas Transportation Excellence Award in Mobility, 2009
- North Central Texas Council of Governments, William J. Pitstick Award, 2009, in recognition for his excellence in leadership for regional cooperation in North Texas
Jungus Jordan 6.11.2005 to Present
Clyde Picht 5.3.1997 to 5.7.2005
Jewell Woods 5.4.1991 to 5.3.1997
Gary Gilley 7.12.1986 to 5.4.1991
Kathy Weatherby 2.2.1982 to 7.12.1986
Bob Bolen 4.10.1979 to 11.10.1981
Woodie W. Woods 4.14.1975 to 4.10.1979
(First single member district election occured on April 19, 1977.)
Leonard E. Briscoe 4.7.1971 to 4.14.1975
Edward Guinn, M.D. 4.24.1967 to 4.7.1971
Scranton Jones 4.16.1963 to 4.24.1967
Don H. McLeland 4.24.1961 to 4.16.1963
Thomas A McCann 4.6.1955 to 4.21.1961
Jack E. Burton 11.4.1953 to 4.6.1955
Thomas A McCann 4.8.1953 to 10.30.1953
Ray Crowder 4.5.1949 to 4.8.1953
Clay J. Berry 2.10.1943 to 4.5.1949
Henry L. Woods 7.23.1938 to 2.3.1943
Jerome C. Martin 4.7.1937 to 7.23.1938
W. T. Ladd 6.17.1936 to 4.7.1937
Jerome C. Martin 4.4.1933 to 6.6.1936
E. T. Renfro 4.7.1925 to 4.4.1933