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Meet Mayor Rothschild:Longtime Do-Gooder

Thirty-eight men preceded Jonathan Rothschild as Mayor of Tucson but it is safe to say none of them arrived in office with a deeper understanding of community service.

Before getting the keys to the Mayor’s Office in December, Mr. Rothschild had served on the boards of Casa de los Ninos, Handmaker Jewish Services, Tucson Medical Center Foundation, Friends of the UA Libraries, the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, Jewish Family Services and Temple Emanu-El.

These experiences give him a unique perspective when discussing the role our city’s non-profits play in enriching the health, happiness and well-being of Tucson.

The Mayor will reflect on the partnership between government and NGOs when he visits the AFP, Southern Arizona Chapter on April 13.

Mayor Rothschild ‘s grandmother came to Tucson in 1942 and opened Valley Fair, a used furniture store on S. 6th Avenue. His father attended Tucson High School and the University of Arizona.

Jonathan himself graduated from Canyon del Oro High School, Kenyon College and the University of New Mexico School of Law.

The Mayor served as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Alfredo Marquez. He then joined his father at Mesch, Clark & Rothschild, the law firm he served until resigning to become Tucson Mayor. He had been the firm’s managing partner for 10 years.

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