Brett Mandel

Brett Mandel was formerly the executive director of Philadelphia Forward, a citizens' organization promoting tax, government and ethics reform. Mandel also served as Director of Financial and Policy Analysis in the Philadelphia City Controller's Office where he was primary author of the book, Philadelphia: A New Urban Direction. Mandel grew up in Northeast Philadelphia, where he went to public school, and now lives in the Fitler Square neighborhood with his wife and three young children, who also go to public schools.

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