Jordan Schwartz, the 34-year-old son of U. S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, is giving up his job as Mayor Nutter’s deputy chief of staff to work on his mother’s campaign for governor.
Schwartz, a soft-spoken Penn graduate who majored in urban studies, worked on Nutter’s mayoral campaign in 2007 and joined the administration at its outset. Recent projects include work on demolition-related issues stemming from the June 5 building collapse in Center City, following up on an “innovation summit” he organized for the U. S. Conference of Mayors, and working with the Pennsylvania Municipal League on statewide issues affecting cities.
“I expect I’ll be doing a combination of things” for his mother’s campaign, Schwartz said Wednesday, including “reaching out to leaders in the city and the state about what we need from the next governor....No question the campaign will be all hands on deck for my family.”
His last day on the city payroll, where he earned $92,500 a year, is Friday.