Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
Born and raised in Tucson, Mayor Rothschild is a native Tucsonan. His grandmother came to Tucson in 1942 and opened Valley Fair, a used furniture store on South 6th Avenue. His father attended Tucson High School and the University of Arizona.
A graduate of Canyon del Oro High School, Kenyon College and the University of New Mexico Law School, the Mayor served as a law clerk for United States District Court Judge Alfredo Marquez. He then joined the law firm of Mesch, Clark & Rothschild, where he served as managing partner from 2001 to 2011. In addition to his own law practice helping businesses and individuals, he was responsible for the day-to-day management of a 21-attorney firm.
Mayor Rothschild has a long history of extensive service with local non-profits – as a leader and a worker. He has served in various capacities, including Board President of Casa de los Niños, Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, and Temple Emanu-El.
Mayor Rothschild also served on the Boards of the Tucson Medical Center Foundation, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Friends of the University Libraries, University of Arizona and the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona. He was a member of the Tucson Parks & Recreation Commission and Chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council.
Other past responsibilities include:
Adjunct Professor, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Chair, Committee on Examinations, State Bar of Arizona
Project Coordinator, Operation Deep Freeze
Member, SMART Project, Pima County Sheriff’s Department
Treasurer, Pima County Democratic Party
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