by Jim Nintzel
Attorney Jonathan Rothschild has officially filed to run for mayor of Tucson this year. We mentioned his plans in The Skinny a few weeks back.
Here's the release from Camp Rothschild:
After many conversations listening to diverse segments of the community,
native Tucsonan Jonathan Rothschild formally announced his candidacy for mayor, pledging to
move Tucson forward.
Rothschild, a local attorney and community leader, declared that his mission is to make his
hometown a place where
our children want to stay and can stay; where a high quality of life is
matched by an abundance of good jobs.
Rothschild’s extensive volunteer work with Tucson non-profit organizations includes having
served as board president of both Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging and Casa De Los
Niños, as project coordinator of Operation Deep Freeze, as an advisory committee member of
Ben’s Bells Project and as a board member of Tucson Medical Center Foundation and the
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. Rothschild also served as treasurer for the Pima
County Democratic Party.
“Tucson needs a mayor who will get the job done,” Rothschild said. “All the things we’ve talked
about for years, from economic development to downtown revitalization, need to get done and
done responsibly. We're coming through tough economic times. Tucsonans don’t expect things
to come easy. They know it will be hard, but they expect results.”
In Tucson, competing interests have often clashed, with the unfortunate result of nothing being
done and everyone being frustrated. Rothschild has spent a 30-year career in law at the head of a
negotiating table, bringing people together, finding the shared interests of all involved and
coming up with workable solutions. “We need leadership willing to tackle challenges head-on
and make the city of Tucson what Tucsonans deserve,” Rothschild said. “We must put our
differences aside and come together. That’s how we build a better Tucson.”