City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Michael A. Nutter is a lifetime Philadelphian, with an accomplished career of public service, business and financial administration. Nutter served as a City Councilman for nearly 15 years. During his time in Council, he worked to lower taxes for Philadelphians. He engineered groundbreaking ethics reform legislation, and led efforts to pass a citywide smoking ban, among countless economic and legislative measures to improve the quality of life for people and businesses in the 4th District and citywide.
In July 2006, Nutter resigned his City Council seat to run in Philadelphia’s Mayoral election. On November 6, 2007, Nutter was overwhelmingly elected Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. He was sworn in as the 98th Mayor of Philadelphia on January 7, 2008.
Nutter grew up in West Philadelphia, at 55th and Larchwood Avenue, where he lived with his parents, sister, and grandmother. He received an academic scholarship to St. Joseph’s Preparatory High School, where he graduated in 1975.
He enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated from the Wharton School of Business in 1979. He resides in Wynnefield with his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Olivia, who attends a Philadelphia Public School. His son, Christian, lives and works in New Jersey. Nutter is a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia.