|Mayor of Philadelphia|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 6, 2007|
|Next general||November, 2015|
|Term limits||8 consecutive years (2 terms)|
|City Council, District 4|
|Bachelor's||University of Pennsylvania|
Nutter was born in West Philadelphia. He holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Pennsylvania.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Nutter's political career:
- 2008-Present: Mayor of Philadelphia
- 1992-2006: Philadelphia City Council, District 4
In June 2014, the Philadelphia City Council voted 13-3 in favor of a bill that decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. In short, the bill mandated that anyone in possession of an ounce of marijuana or less face a $25 fine instead of potential jail time. After the bill's initial passing, Nutter signaled that was considering a veto. His concerns centered on how the bill would mesh with state laws. CBS News in Philadelphia quoted Nutter as saying: "we’re dealing with state laws and state statutes and court rules and regulations and a variety of things that are pretty complicated... The issue is how do we deal with it going forward, to have a consistent system, that the police officers can understand out on the street, that the courts will recognize, that [the district attorney] is in support of." On September 8, 2014, however, Nutter confirmed that he would, in fact, sign the bill into law. His decision came after negotiations with council member James Kenney, the bill's original sponsor, in which Kenney agreed to add to the bill a penalty of a $100 fine or community service for smoking marijuana in public. After city council approved the amendment, Nutter signed the bill into law on October 1, 2014. The law took effect on October 20, 2015.
As Philadelphia magazine noted, the bill made Philadelphia the largest city in the United States to decriminalize marijuana at the time of its signing.
Nutter was re-elected to a second term on November 8, 2011.
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mayoral Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Michael Nutter Incumbent||74.7%||136,532|
Nutter is married to Lisa Nutter. They have two children named Christian and Olivia.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Michael + Nutter + Philadelphia"
- All stories may not be relevant due to the nature of the search engine.
- City of Philadelphia, "Office of the Mayor," accessed on August 5, 2014
- CBS News: Philadelphia, "Nutter To Decide Whether To Sign Or Veto Bill To Decriminalize Small Amounts Of Pot," September 8, 2014
- Huffington Post, "Philadelphia Is About To Be America's Largest City To Decriminalize Marijuana," September 8, 2014
- Philadelphia, "Mayor Nutter Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill," October 1, 2014
- NBC Philadelphia, "Relaxed Marijuana Law in Effect in Philly," October 20, 2014
- Philadelphia, "Nutter: Will Sign Pot Decriminalization Bill, With Tweaks," September 8, 2014
- Philadelphia Votes, "2011 - General Election," accessed on August 5, 2014
John F. Street
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