Jordan Letschert was born and raised in Sarasota Florida in 1982 (39 years old). He is a former Police Officer (Graduating second in his regional academy class) , partner in Crunch Fitness (with 37 Crunch locations currently open, and growing to 100), and an investment company amongst other ventures that have created over 1500 jobs in the past 5 years. Jordan was a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. And won the award in 2020.
Jordan served on a Police Advisory Board / Police Complaint Committee where he was confirmed 5-0 by city commissioners. The committee reviewed Internal Affairs complaints where Jordan and other members work along side the Lieutenant over Internal Affairs and the Chief of Police, while holding monthly public hearings for department transparency.
Jordan was 1 of 100 Police Officers who filed an Amicus Brief, in both the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (against AG Pam Bondi) and in the United States Supreme Court in the historic Obergefell case that secured marriage equality under the constitution. Jordan is openly gay, married to his husband Robby since 2015. Together they have a son Kellan, born in 2016.
Jordan's father Trudo Letschert was a success developer in Sarasota and The Florida Keys while being environmentally sound, he served as a board trustee for Mote Marine , helping with the restoration of the coral reefs in the Florida Keys.
Titus Letschert, Jordan's uncle who passed away started , owned and operated Sarasota's historic Cafe L’Europe restaurant on St. Armand's Circle for over 40 years.
Jordan is a first generation American, his father and uncle both immigrated from The Netherlands.
Jordan now serves as board president of Project Pride, an LGBTQ+ based 501(c)(3). In 2021, despite Covid, Project Pride installed a city approved inclusive street mural, as well as secured Sarasota’s First Ever Proclamation declaring June as Pride Month for the LGBTQ+ community. Project Pride was recognized in over 20 articles and news events in 2020 including 4 national articles, and put on the largest June Pride in Sarasota’s History