Jessica Rothchild

Scranton City Council, At-Large


Jessica was the first out LGBTQ+ person elected to the Scranton City Council!


Dr. Jessica Rothchild was elected to Scranton City Council in 2019, making history as the council’s first out LGBTQ member. While on council, she has proposed and passed an ordinance banning conversion therapy in Scranton. Jessica lives with her wife, daughter, and two dogs. In addition to being a Councilwoman, she works full-time as a physical therapist for in an outpatient rehabilitation facility. She is a graduate of the University of Scranton with both a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Bachelors of Exercise Science degree. Jessica has always been a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ community since college, founding her school’s first official LGBTQ student organization. She has served on many non-profit boards. She served as an appointed member of the PA Commission for Women for 8 years. She is an elected member of the PA State Democratic Committee and Vice Chair for the LGBTQ Caucus of the PA Democrats.