Jordan Baucum Colbert
Jordan is the Chief of Staff to Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins and an advocate for building stronger policies within our community. As Chief of Staff, Jordan manages constituent concerns on behalf of legislative officials and makes recommendations to ensure the needs of residents are met. Jordan has advocated for criminal justice reform, healthcare reform, and voting rights.
Her passion for effectuating change in her community started with her interest in law. In high school, Jordan enrolled in the Street Law Program, which teaches legal principles to youth. Her studies of the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education inspired her to represent her community in a legal capacity. Years later in law school, Jordan led that same Street Law program as president in efforts to contribute to the community that motivated her.
Jordan received her law degree from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and received a bachelor’s in political science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. As a law student, she received the “Extra Mile Award” for her commitment to serving as Street Law president, secretary of the Black Law Student Association, her membership to Students in Public Interest, and for her work at the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Jordan believes that we should “challenge one another, demand facts and reasoning, and never let fear be an acceptable excuse for anything.”