Jordan Levy

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Jordan Levy
Member of the
Massachusetts Executive Council
7th Councilor District[1]
In office
Preceded by James D. O'Brien, Jr.[2]
Succeeded by Dennis P. McManus[3]
67th Mayor of
Worcester, Massachusetts[1]
In office
1988[1] – 1993[1]
62nd Mayor of
Worcester, Massachusetts[1]
In office
1980[1] – 1981[1]
Member of the
Worcester, Massachusetts
City Council[1]
In office
1975[1] – 1994[1]
Personal details
Born Jordan Levy
November 4, 1943[1]
Worcester, Massachusetts[1]
Political party Democratic[1]
Spouse(s) Maxine l. Levy (-2010)

Jordan Levy (November 4, 1943) is an American Democratic[1] politician and talk radio host from Worcester, Massachusetts. He served as the Mayor of Worcester on two occasions, first from 1981 to 1982 and the second time from 1988–93. He is the host of The Jordan Levy Show on WTAG (580-AM) from 3–6 PM on weekdays.

Early life[edit]

Levy was born in Worcester, Massachusetts[1] on November 4, 1943.[1]

Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts[edit]

Plan E appointed mayor[edit]

When Levy first became mayor, Worcester had a Plan E government. The office of mayor was a largely ceremonial office. City government in Worcester was organized as a 9-member city council (all at-large), a ceremonial mayor elected from the council by the councilors, and a council-appointed city manager. The manager oversees the daily administration of the city, makes all appointments to city offices, and can be removed at any time by a majority vote of the Council. The mayor chairs the city council and the school committee, and does not have the power to veto any vote.[4]

Elected Mayor by popular vote[edit]

In 1987 Levy was elected as mayor, he was the first popularly elected mayor in 40 years. For the 1987 elections Worcester had changed the city charter. This "Home Rule" charter (named for the method of adoption of the charter) is similar to Plan E, the major changes being to the structure of the council and the election of the mayor. The 9-member Council became 11, 6 At-Large and 1 from each city district. The mayor is chosen by popular election, but must run as an At-Large Councilor.

Massachusetts Executive Council[edit]

In 1994 Levy was elected to the Massachusetts Executive Council Seventh Councilor District.[1] Levy served on from 1995[1] to 1998.[3]

Massachusetts Turnpike Authority[edit]

Appointed to the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority for 7 years by Governor Paul Cellucci in 1997

Maxine Levy[edit]

On April 28, 2010 Jordan lost his wife, Maxine Levy after a battle with cancer.[5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r O'Neill, Edward B. (1995), Public Officials of Massachusetts 1995–1996, Boston, MA: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, p. 34. 
  2. ^ O'Neill, Edward B. (1993), Public Officials of Massachusetts 1993–1994, Boston, MA: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, p. 37. 
  3. ^ a b Scanlan, Patrick F. (1999), Public Officials of Massachusetts 1999–2000, Boston, MA: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, p. 34. 
  4. ^ "Considering Worcester's Charter" (PDF). Worcester Regional Research Bureau. April 20, 1999. Retrieved 2004-06-17. 
  5. ^ Maxine L. Levy. Telegram & Gazette [serial online]. April 29, 2010:B.6. Available from: Massachusetts Newsstand. Accessed June 27, 2010, Document ID: 2021900581.
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas J. Early
Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts

1981 — 1982
Succeeded by
Sara Robertson
Preceded by
Timothy J. Cooney, Jr.
Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts

1988 — 1993
Succeeded by
Raymond Mariano
Preceded by
James D. O'Brien, Jr.
Member of the
Massachusetts Executive Council
7th Councilor district

Succeeded by
Dennis P. McManus