Jarrett will be the first out LGBTQ+ person to serve on the Philadelphia City Commission!
Jarrett Smith is a community and labor advocate running for the Philadelphia City Commissioners Office with the Working Families Party.
Jarrett has a proven track record of success in engaging voters and winning victories for working families. As a government relations professional in labor, Jarrett is responsible for advancing the policy goals of caregivers and working families and engaging rank and file members in political action. In 2022, Jarrett coordinated advocacy efforts to win safe-staffing ratios for nursing home staff and over 600 million dollars in recurring medicaid funding for bedside care.
Prior to joining SEIU, Jarrett led a statewide youth voter engagement program with NextGen America. Jarrett is passionate about housing justice and successfully led a tenant-driven campaign for good cause eviction protection legislation that passed in Philadelphia City Council in 2018.
Jarrett also serves on the board of Young Involved Philadelphia as the co-programming chair, planning and facilitating events to foster civic engagement among young people.