Jarrett Smith

February 24, 2022
  • Board Member

As the Legislative Director of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, which represents 45,000 union members statewide. Jarrett has been successful in driving over 250 million dollars in resources to bedside care. Jarrett was also part of the team that passed legislation around health care facility changes in ownership as well as the Public Health Emergency Leave Act in Philadelphia City Council.

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. He currently serves as the Legislative Liaison Committee Chair of the Rent Control Coalition, dedicated to driving inclusive housing reform in Philadelphia.

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.