Jesse Matthews is serving his sixth term as representative for District 6. He is the current City Council President.
Matthews is a graduate of Hueytown High School and attended Lawson State Community College, Bessemer State Community College and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is currently employed by Alabama Power Company.
His community involvement includes serving with the Bessemer Chamber of Commerce and the Concerned Citizens of Bessemer. He is also a member of New Bethlehem Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon and youth advisor.
Matthews is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the National League of Cities, the Executive Committee of the Alabama League of Municipalities and the Alabama Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.