Jewel Cannada-Wynn was elected to represent District 7 in November 2012. On November 26, 2019, Jewel was elected to serve as City Council President. She has previously served as both City Council President and Vice President and currently represents the City Council on Community Enterprise Investments, Inc. Prior to her current term, Jewel served six years as a City Council Member for District 6 and also as Deputy Mayor.
Jewel was born in Century, Florida. She graduated from Century High School, from Pensacola Junior College with an A.S. in Criminal Justice Technology, the University of Maryland European Branch with a B.S. in Government and the University of West Florida with an M.A. in Teaching History. Jewel has been involved with the Escambia County School system for over 18 years, is a National Board Certified Teacher and currently, serves as Dean of Escambia High School.
Jewel served her country as a Security Forces Specialist with the United States Air Force Reserves, with 5 years active duty in Europe, the United States, and Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield.
Jewel is deeply committed to public service and is very active in numerous organizations in the Pensacola community. She sponsored the TEEN Cert Program, a disaster preparedness program for youth.
Jewel and her husband, Jerry "Tweedy" Wynn, Sr. have three children and six grandchildren. In addition, she enjoys a close relationship with her mother and siblings. Jewel is a member of Greater Union Baptist Church, where she enthusiastically serves on the Greeters Ministry and sings with the choir.