Representative Edmond Dwayne Jordan, is a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 29. Vernon and Rep. Jordan discuss his role on the Board of Directors of Essential Federal Credit Union, how cooperatives can be used to address community problems in Louisiana, and how his commitment to those persons who are underrepresented in society aligns with cooperative values and principles.
Representative Jordan is an attorney and politician. On May 14, 2016, he won a special election runoff to succeed fellow Democrat Ronnie Edwards, and was recently re-elected to serve another 4-year term on August 8, 2019, in an uncontested race. He current serves on the following Legislative Committees: Commerce, Homeland Security, Insurance, Judiciary, and Legislative Audit Advisory Council.
A Life-long Brusly resident, Jordan graduated from the historically black Southern University and the Southern University Law Center, both in the capital city of Baton Rouge. An attorney since 1998, Jordan has represented the Louisiana Public Service Commission, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, and the United States Department of Homeland Security. He co-owns Cypress Insurance Agency in Baton Rouge; serves on the Board of Directors of Essential Federal Credit Union, and is a graduate of the leadership programs offered by both the West Baton Rouge/Iberville Chamber of Commerce, and the Council For A Better Louisiana.