Vision for Tucson
A city where our children want to stay and can stay
Hello, my name is Jonathan Rothschild and I’m running for Mayor of Tucson.
I have a passion for Tucson. I was born here, and grew up here, and have spent my entire working life here. My wife and I raised our three children here.
With our resources and our people, Tucson should be leading the way in building the kind of city we all want to live in – a vibrant and safe community that preserves our desert environment, where everyone has access to a decent job and a good education. Above all, Tucson needs to be the kind of place where our children want to stay and where they can stay.
None of this is out of reach. But I am increasingly concerned it may be slipping away.
Jobs and Economic Development
If elected, my job as Mayor will be to wake up each morning and figure out where Tucson’s next job is coming from. That means getting on the phone and calling around the country recruiting for those jobs. It means going out and talking to businesses that are already here and finding out what they need to expand. What I want for Tucson are quality jobs that are compatible with our community, our values and our desert environment.
Part of what’s going to attract and keep those quality jobs is a first-rate education system. I intend to meet regularly with Superintendents of all Tucson school districts as well as representatives from local colleges and universities, including the Chancellor of Pima Community College and the President of the University of Arizona, to see how the city can help foster excellence in education – both K-12 and beyond.
It’s the Mayor’s job to see to it that city services are effective and efficient and that city business is conducted fairly and openly. Professional staff must know what is expected of them. It will be my policy to communicate openly and proactively with city employees and Tucsonans to ensure we’re meeting these goals.
I’ve spent my working life bringing people together to find win-win solutions and get things done. As a business lawyer who has managed a 55-person law firm, I know how to run a business. I understand fiscal responsibility. Taking good care of other people’s money is a responsibility I take very seriously. I have a deep respect for the law and following rules.
I’ve spent my volunteer life helping abused children, seniors and Tucson’s homeless, as past President of both Casa de los Niños and Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, as well as Project Coordinator for Operation Deep Freeze.
I ask for your vote in the upcoming election. I’m eager to get to work for the city I love.