B.A. - English, Oakwood College
J.D. - Temple University Law School
PA BAR '75
Mayor John F. Street, Esquire graduated from Temple University’s Law School and went on to launch his own private practice, specializing in criminal law. He simultaneously worked in various political capacities, until his successful run for City Council in 1979.
Mayor Street served nearly two decades in Philadelphia’s City Council, seven of which were as City Council President. Mayor Street was an integral part of pulling Philadelphia out of a $250 million dollar deficit by implementing a hugely successful five-year financial plan. Mayor Street vacated his seat in City Council, where he decided to run for Mayor in 1999.
Mayor Street won the election and served as the 97th Mayor of Philadelphia, starting in January of 1999, and again when he was reelected for a second term in 2003. During his time as Mayor, John F. Street undertook many earnest initiatives, aimed at improving the quality of life of Philadelphia residents. Over the course of his career, Mayor Street has developed a reputation as being intelligent, pragmatic and extremely effective.
Presently, Mayor Street has served the City’s youth, imparting his knowledge as an Adjunct Professor in Temple’s Political Science department. Mayor Street joins Pritzker Law Group as a Senior Advisor, helping PLG navigate the intricacies of political nuances, involvement and impact as they pertain to Real Estate and Development.