Javier Joven was elected December 15th, to the Odessa City Council Mayor position and is serving his first term as Mayor of the City of Odessa, Tx.
Javier was born and raised in Odessa, TX. Javier is the youngest of three siblings being born in 1965 to Jose A Joven (90) and Yolanda Joven (88),(deceased) both of Del Rio, Tx.
Javier Joven is the first Hispanic to be elected in the history of the municipal elections in Odessa, Tx.
"Mayor Joven described the win as an improbable victory in the eyes of people, but a glorious victory with the help of God and his volunteers."
Education & Employment
Javier Joven attended both Ector High School and Odessa High School. Upon graduation Javier attended Midland College.
Javier, also studied culinary arts and attained many accolades as Sous Chef, Pastry Chef in his 10 yrs. Career traveling the country and working for various corporate hotels and prestige’s country clubs as far as New York State.
Javier is also the sole-Owner of A1-Roofing and Framing and Owner of A1-Roofing and Construction.
Javier is a former City member of Odessa’s City Council District 5 having being elected to two terms 1995-1997,1998-1999. Javier was the first Hispanic to be appointed to the Ector Republican County Vice-Chair. Then went on the be elected to the Ector County Republican. Pct. Chair #204 in 2012-to Present. Javier has served on various governmental and non-profit
boards through-out Odessa, TX. including these notable boards both past and present
. United Way
. Floyd Gwyn Little League
. Ector Co Republican Party Pct Chair 204
. Ector Co. Republican Woman Club
. Mayors Drug and Crime Commission
. Main Street Odessa
. Odessa Firemen Pension Plan
. Odessa Barrio Lions Club
. First Night Odessa
. Founder of the Fire Cracker Fandango
. Boys and Girls Club
. Pop-Warner Football
. Odessa Youth Baseball
. Holiday Heritage Christmas lights grant project.
. Founder and Sponsor of City of Odessa SOB Ordinance
. Advocate of Sanctuary City for the Unborn Odessa, Tx.
. Main Street Odessa
. Barrio Lions Club
Javier is husband to Jo Ann Joven for 38 years and proud father of two adult sons and 5 grandchildren.
Javiers most notable marriage quote goes as follows “Jo Anna’s my wife been married for 38 consecutive years to the same lucky man.”