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Michael Nutter

Michael Nutter
Personal data
Date of birthJune 29, 1957(age 59)
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseLisa Nutter
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
98th Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Assumed officeJanuary 7, 2008
Preceded byJohn Street
Chairman of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority Board
In officeFebruary 3, 2003 - April 2, 2007
Succeeded byThomas Riley
Preceded byBernard Watson
Member of the Philadelphia City Council from the 4th District
In officeJanuary 7, 1992 - July 7, 2006
Succeeded byCarol Campbell
Preceded byAnn Land

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Michael Anthony Nutter (born June 29, 1957) is the Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the third African-American mayor of Philadelphia, the largest city in the United States with an African-American mayor. Elected on November 6, 2007, he was sworn in on January 7, 2008. Nutter is a former councilman of the city's 4th Council District, which includes the neighborhoods of Wynnefield, Overbrook, Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and parts of North Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, and West Mount Airy. He has served as the 52nd Ward Democratic Leader since 1990.

He and former mayor John Street clashed at times over policy and reform. On June 27, 2006, Nutter resigned from the council to run for mayor. Mayor Nutter endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president during the 2008 Democratic primary, and often campaigned with the Senator. After Clinton's withdrawal Nutter became a vocal supporter of Democratic nominee Barack Obama.

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