Michael Anthony Nutter (born June 29, 1957) is the 124th and current Mayor of Philadelphia. He is the third African-American to hold the position. Elected on November 6, 2007, he was reelected to a second term on November 8, 2011. He is a previous member of the Philadelphia City Council from the 4th district and has served as the 52nd Ward Democratic Leader since 1990. Mayor Nutter also served as the President of the United States Conference of Mayors from June 2012 to June 2013. He received an honorary doctorate in public service honoris causa from Saint Joseph's University in 2015.
Nutter (known affectionately to childhood friends as "Da Nutta") grew up in West Philadelphia. He attended elementary school at Transfiguration of Our Lord Catholic Elementary School and later St. Joseph's Preparatory School in North Philadelphia. He graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 with a degree in business. During his sophomore year in college, he started working as a DJ at Club Impulse in Philadelphia, where he was known as Mix Master Mike. After graduating from college, Nutter began to work at Xerox, and then at an investment banking firm. While in office, Mayor Nutter occasionally shows off his skills as a DJ and a singer.
Michael Nutter is a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia...
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