JORDAN COCKERAM: Thank you, West Hollywood

Thank you, West Hollywood.

I want to start by saying thank you to everyone who has reached out to me asking me how I’m doing. I can’t possibly put into words how grateful I am for those of you who supported me and put your faith in me.

The residents of West Hollywood were very unhappy with the change that they voted in in 2020, and most people’s priorities were to elect sane, safe, tried, and trusted people to restore not just normalcy, but civility, back to city council. Which is completely understandable, given the changes we’ve gone through in the last few years.

While I’m disappointed that I didn’t win, I still find myself smiling from ear to ear. It was a really great experience, I learned a ton, met a lot of awesome people, and I truly enjoyed myself every step of the way.

Plus, the message of my campaign – that we can work together to come up with solutions that work for everyone, and move the city forward – still resonates even after the polls have closed.

To me, that made the campaign a success. I am so humbled and thankful to everyone who voted for me, volunteered on my campaign, hosted events, spread the word, knocked on doors, made phone calls, you name it. I couldn’t have done this without you, and I wouldn’t have wanted to! You are what made campaigning so much fun. Thank you. I also want to give an extra special shout-out/thank you to the City Clerk’s office, specifically Melissa Crowder.

I can’t even explain in writing, while simultaneously doing it justice, how much work she puts in to make all of this happen, and happen smoothly. In addition to her actual duties as the City Clerk, which is a list so long it would make Martin Luther’s look short and poorly thought out, she worked with every single one of us candidates, guiding us through the process of getting all of our documents in, making sure we signed in the right places, verified the signatures we got, and so much more.

The emails she got from me alone would’ve been enough to justify hiring a fulltime employee. Next time you’re at city hall, or you go to a council meeting and you see her, thank her. Thank her for all of the hard work she does every day, and for all of the hours she put in making this last, and every city council election go so smoothly.

My campaign didn’t have any financial backing from special interests, developers, unions, PACs, anything. We were truly a grassroots campaign, and we still managed to make an impact, and that was one of my goals. Meet as many people as I can, and do whatever I can to help them with the issues they’re having. I’m still around, and I’m still going to do that.

If you do need help with anything, I’m more than happy to help you. My number is (323) 250-0992 and my email is still JC@JordanForWeHo.com (if this changes, I will update you). Congratulations to Lauren Meister, John Heilman, and John Duran! I look forward to serving them, council members Erickson and Shyne, and our community, in any way that I can. What’s next for me? Well, firstly, I’m headed to the doctor’s office to get an MRI on my knees. There are a LOT of stairs in this city, and canvassing was more brutal on my knees than all my years of football and track combined!

Jordan

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Jordan Cockeram is a candidate for West Hollywood City Council.

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Simon
Simon
10 days ago

I voted for you and would do it again. Hope to see you around and on the ballet again.

BrownEyedBoy
BrownEyedBoy
12 days ago

Thank you Jordan. You ran a class-act campaign.

You were out in the community more than most of the candidates (many seemed to be phoning it in). No negative attack ads à la Oliver/Buyers/Wright via UNITEHERE special interest. Your a Quality Candidate authentically interested in residents.

See ya soon babe!

Stephanie Harker
Stephanie Harker
12 days ago

Jordan, I hope you will commit to public service for the next two years (and beyond). Thank you for your letter to the citizens of Weho.

Edie
Edie
12 days ago

Jordan is a class act! With a mighty political future!

Stuart
Stuart
12 days ago
Reply to  Edie

He’s a con man.

Stephanie Harker
Stephanie Harker
12 days ago
Reply to  Stuart

Can you be more specific?

Susan
Susan
12 days ago

Jordan, I agree that Melissa is terrific and really appreciate what you’ve written about her. Please stay involved in West hollywood government. And also hope that you consider running again in the future

Eric
Eric
13 days ago

Jordan is in a different league from almost all of the other candidates. Sure hope he sticks around to run again.

I ♥️ WEHO
I ♥️ WEHO
13 days ago

OK I’m officially impressed! You have taught a good lesson in what humility and gratitude look like! I hope we see a lot more of you in the future! WeHo needs more people like you who are both articulate and authentic!

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
13 days ago

Jordan clearly understands what it means to be of service, and to be gracious about it. I trust we haven’t heard the last of him and that he will continue to set an example of selfless engagement. We need more grace and charm in this city, and a continued focus on residents first.

Stephen
Stephen
13 days ago

Class act. I’m bummed you lost but I hope you run again! WeHo needs ppl like you, Jordan. Thanks for trying

Needed Qualities
Needed Qualities
13 days ago

Earnest gracious behavior is a quality we could use more of in West Hollywood. Hopefully you will retain your voice regarding community issues and inspire more authentic people to participate in our municipal actions.

We are in need of a new team of future candidates that are beholden to no one other than themselves and the residents.

Ian
Ian
13 days ago

Bravo!
Run again!

Jimmy palmieri
Jimmy palmieri
13 days ago

This is a very gracious letter to the people of weho. This is something many of us will remember in the future.

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