Meet Brad Jordan.
Brad Jordan is an award-winning, multi-platinum music artist, philanthropist, and community activist.
Jordan is a native Houstonian and is originally from the city's South Acres neighborhood. He attended Rhoads Elementary and Woodson Junior High Schools, starting his career in the music industry shortly thereafter. Jordan went on to have a successful music career spanning over thirty years.
For over the past decade, the 48-year-old has been serving the local Houston community, a conscious move away from his reputable rap career and toward a meaningful life in public service. With this move, Jordan became a member of The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), the principal and most progressive organization dedicated to the advancement of black public leadership in local and state governments.
Since 2017, Jordan has served as a co-founder and chairman of The Positive Purpose Movement — a non-profit organization that creates and supports programs for education, enrichment, and empowerment in underrepresented communities. Through this organization, Jordan has hosted backpack drives, second chance programs, and has hired over two dozen people out of District D for a Hurricane Harvey disaster relief program. Not only does Jordan advocate for positive change in his community through his non-profit and through giving motivational speeches, but he also coaches a little league football team, making giving back a priority.
In 2018, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council Member Dwight Boykins declared June 26th Brad “Scarface” Jordan Day, recognizing his artistry as a rapper/musician for over 30 years and his charitable work in the disadvantaged communities he was born and raised in.
As City Council Member, Jordan wants to address several district issues including infrastructure, job creation, education and job training programs for the underemployed and unemployed, reentry programs for formerly incarcerated people, juvenile crime, public safety, neighborhood beautification such as illegal dumping, and the district’s vulnerability to flooding. Jordan also wants to advocate for harsher penalties for crimes committed against elderly citizens.