(Olympia Fields, IL) –Rich Township Highway Commissioner and current Rich Township Democratic Committeeman, Calvin Jordan, is expressing his gratitude and overall enthusiasm as Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced their combined endorsement of Jordan in his race for Rich Township Supervisor.
“I am grateful, honored, and blessed to receive the powerful endorsement of both Governor Pritzker and Secretary White. These two men have contributed greatly to the upward mobility of Rich Township. In my role as Democratic Committeeman, they have always supported me in my quest to usher more diversity throughout the region. Our campaign will benefit tremendously from their endorsements.” says Committeeman Jordan.
In addition, Calvin Jordan is equally appreciative of the endorsement from Illinois State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin (38th District).
“I have worked with Calvin Jordan for years and I am pleased to endorse him as our next Rich Township Supervisor. Calvin has been a leader throughout Rich Township on critical issues facing our region including access to social services, supporting small businesses, and addressing this current pandemic that has impacted thousands of our residents.
He is well known for his tenacity, work ethic, and solutions-oriented approach to leadership. I know he will never stop fighting for Rich Township.” says Representative Meyers-Martin.
Over the past three years, Calvin Jordan has organized an outstanding campaign team and platform in his quest to become the Rich Township Supervisor.
Jordan, a 27-year resident of Olympia Fields, has dedicated his professional life to public service. Calvin is a lifelong Democrat who has served nearly twenty years as Rich Township Highway Commissioner.
“My inspiration to run for Rich Township Supervisor comes from my extended career in Cook County government as well as my personal experiences growing up in the State of Arkansas. As an executive in Cook County government part of my role was to ensure that the county government fulfilled its mission of serving our most vulnerable population,” says Committeemen Jordan.
Jordan adds, “As a young child growing up in Arkansas, I know all too well how social services can provide an added sense of relief to families who may be challenged by a struggling economy. I am not a career politician, but a lifelong public servant. I passionately believe that we all have an important role to play in supporting those in need.”
Jordan has a keen sense of what it takes to navigate through government challenges. His past experiences in Cook County government include being the Executive Assistant to the former Cook County Board President. In this role, he was instrumental in the redevelopment of the former Cook County Hospital in which now has been renamed John H. Stroger Hospital. It was this accomplishment that led to the expansion of health services for all Cook County residents.
During Jordan’s nearly twenty-year stint as Rich Township Highway Commissioner, he was lauded for his firm commitment to ensuring all township roads were safe and well maintained. Jordan viewed the Highway Department as the cornerstone to ensuring that roads, streets, bridges, signs, and markings were safe and effective.
Over the past year, Jordan performed a listening tour throughout every sector of Rich Township. He has met with a significant number of residents, clergypersons, civic leaders, business owners, elected officials who have given him a broader and detailed perspective of the challenges facing the township.
Calvin resides in Olympia Fields with his beautiful wife of 32 years, Lori Jordan. They have three adult children: Jeremy (25), Lauren (22), and Leah (17).