Michael Nutter

(Michael Anthony Nutter)

Michael Nutter
Michael Nutter
  • Born: June 29, 1957
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

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Michael Anthony Nutter is an American politician who served as the 98th Mayor of Philadelphia. Elected on November 6, 2007, he was reelected to a second term on November 8, 2011. He is a previous member of the Philadelphia City Council from the 4th district and had served as the 52nd Ward Democratic Leader until 1990. Mayor Nutter also served as the President of the United States Conference of Mayors from June 2012 to June 2013. He received an honorary doctorate in public service honoris causa from Saint Joseph's University in 2015.

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If you had the Klu Klux Klan killing 200 Black kids in a community, we would have a problem and pay attention to it. If Black kids killed 200 white kids, we would pay attention to that. But when 200 Black kids kill 200 Black kids, we pay that less attention. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
We can’t just run the government on political rhetoric and ideology. Management & Managing Government
You’ve damaged yourself, you have damaged another person, you’ve damaged your peers, and quite honestly you have damaged your own race Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
A father is a person who's around, participating in a child's life. He's a teacher who helps to guide and shape and mold that young person, someone for that young person to talk to, to share with, their ups and their downs, their fears and their concerns. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Life
For those of us in the political business, generally, it's been pretty much an unwritten but understood rule that family and children are out of bounds, that you don't attack someone's family. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Families, Children & Parenting
I believe in the critical importance of participating in the political system - from voting to standing for election. It's both rewarding and necessary that men and women of good will and clear thinking engage in honest, open debate. Women
I believe that people, regardless of their station in life, should be able to sit down at a table to a meal - inside away from the heat and cold, the rain and the snow. Life
I didn't run for mayor to be the caretaker of the status quo.
I got elected as the mayor of Philadelphia and yes I am black. But my responsibility is to all the citizens of the city.
I think that when we have a better educated society, when there is less violence in our cities, when people get back into the workforce and have the opportunity to take care of themselves and their families - that for me really is the kind of success and the kind of America that I think most of us still want, we aspire to. Society ;Success
I think there is a big difference between expressing the pain and anger that many African Americans and other people of color may feel versus language that I think now crosses the line and goes into hate.
If you have a deep-seated need to be loved and admired every day, you shouldn't be in politics. You should go work at a pet store. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
If you want to act like a butthead, your butt is going to get locked up.
I'm a big supporter of the Second Amendment. But I think I have a First Amendment right not to be shot.
I'm honored to serve as mayor of my hometown where our founders started America with three simple words: 'We, the people.' And when they said 'people' they didn't mean 'corporations.'
In Philadelphia, our public safety, poverty reduction, health and economic development all start with education. We can't grow the middle class if we don't give our kids the tools they need to innovate and invent. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Mayors are leaders, doers. We get things done, and we are moving America's cities forward.
Mayors could never get away with the kind of nonsense that goes on in Washington. In our world, you either picked up the trash or you didn't. You either moved an abandoned car or you didn't. You either filled a pothole or you didn't. That's what we do every day. And we know how to get this stuff done.
Our economy grows from the middle out, not the top down.
Parents who neglect their children, who don't know where they are, who don't know what they're doing, who don't know who they're hanging out with, you're gonna find yourselves spending some quality time with your kids, in jail, together. Time
Part of the problem in politics is that people only look at the next four to eight years: kick the can down the road and say, 'Hey, it's the next person's problem.' Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Philadelphians are a gritty, tough people who will help you when you're down.
Philly is a place where people love change as long as things stay the same for them. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Politics in Philadelphia is a contact sport. Sports & Athletics ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Somehow, someway, for some people there's an automatic assumption that a mayor who is African-American or some other elected official has to support another African-American.
The computer is your passport, not only to the future but to knowing what's going around you. Future
The federal government... knows how to put a missile in someone's room half way around the world with technology. Why don't we use some of that technology to save some lives here in America? Government ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
There is no Democratic or Republican way to fill a pothole.
There is no reason for a civilian to have an automatic weapon.
To succeed in big-city politics requires a powerful, motivating vision of a better world, a plan to get there, a willingness to meet constituents on their terms, and a tough political skin. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Vice President Biden is the real deal. He'll give it to you straight. He communicates in a way that I think connects with people at a real level.
We all pay federal taxes that we send to Washington and it is not unusual that as Americans we would expect some federal investment in the cities and metro areas because we're the ones that are generating the economic activity.
We are serious about our music here in Philadelphia, and jazz has meant a lot to this city. Music, Chants & Rapps
We need sensible gun safety measures. The federal government could do something about this; they could show up. Government
We need to ban assault weapons. We need to ban the high-capacity clips and magazines. We need serious background information, system upgrade.
We're all in this together. I learned that lesson growing up in West Philly. When I shoveled the sidewalk my parents didn't let me stop with our house. They told me to keep shoveling all the way to the corner. I had a responsibility to my community.
What the mayors care about is, 'How can I get money to invest in the infrastructure in my city? How do we put people back to work, lower the unemployment rate, provide for job training programs? How do we make class sizes smaller and make investments in our children from an education standpoint?' Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Money, Coins & Minting ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Whether it's on the streets of Philadelphia or New York or Chicago or Atlanta or in a classroom in Newtown, Connecticut, people want to be safe.
Yes we need enhanced border control. Yes we need to focus our efforts on those who pose a threat to our country. But let's not fall into the trap set by the Tea Party and others who would tell you that every single undocumented individual is a drug smuggler, a terrorist, or a threat to the American way of life. That is simply not true. Life
You can't really escape the fact that more reasonable gun regulations and procedures need to be in place, a strengthening and tightening of the national background check system. I don't know why any civilian would ever be able to purchase an assault weapon or the parts that go with it.
You get respect when you give respect. That's how you get respect. Respect
You know, public service is serious enough on its own, and what I've found is if you take yourself take yourself too seriously in this business, you'll lose sight of what it is that you're trying to get done. So I mean I've tried to have the proper mix of being a serious public servant, but also still being a regular guy. Business, Commerce & Finance