Antonio Villaraigosa

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Antonio Ramon Villaraigosa
41st Mayor of Los Angeles
In office
July 1, 2005 – July 1, 2013
Preceded byJames Hahn
Succeeded byEric Garcetti
63rd Speaker of the California State Assembly
In office
February 26, 1998 – April 13, 2000
Preceded byCruz Bustamante
Succeeded byRobert Hertzberg
Member of the Los Angeles City Council from the 14th district
In office
Preceded byNick Pacheco
Succeeded byJosé Huizar
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 45th district
In office
Preceded byRichard Polanco
Succeeded byJackie Goldberg
California State Assembly Majority & Democratic Leader
In office
November 30, 1996 – February 1998
Preceded byRichard Katz
Succeeded byKevin Shelley
Personal details
Born (1953-01-23) January 23, 1953 (age 70)
Boyle Heights, California
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Corina Villaraigosa (divorced 2007)

Antonio Ramon Villaraigosa (born Antonio Ramon Villar, Jr. on January 23, 1953) was the mayor of Los Angeles, California from 2005 to 2013. He was elected on May 17, 2005, defeating the mayor in office, James Hahn. He was then re-elected for a second term in 2009. Before his mayoral experience, Villaraigosa was the California State Assemblyman for the 45th District, the Speaker of the California State Assembly, and the Los Angeles City Councilman for the 14th District.

Before being elected to public office, Villaraigosa was a labor organizer. Villaraigosa served as a national co-chairman of Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 Presidential campaign, and as a member of President Barack Obama's Transition Economic Advisory Board.[1] In 2013, he could not run for a third term because of term limits under California law. Eric Garcetti succeeded him on July 1, 2013.

References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

  • "Biography from the Office of the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles". Archived from the original on 5 June 2008.
  • Mayoral campaign Archived 2009-01-26 at the Wayback Machine
  • Schmal, John P. "The Four Latino Mayors of Los Angeles Archived 2007-09-01 at the Wayback Machine," HispanicVista, May 23, 2005
Political offices
Preceded by
James Hahn
Mayor of Los Angeles, California
July 1, 2005–July 1, 2013
Succeeded by
Eric Garcetti
Preceded by
Nick Pacheco
Member of the Los Angeles City Council
14th District

Succeeded by
José Huizar
California Assembly
Preceded by
Cruz Bustamante
Speaker of the California State Assembly
February 26, 1998–April 13, 2000
Succeeded by
Bob Hertzberg
Preceded by
Richard Polanco
California State Assemblyman
45th District

Succeeded by
Jackie Goldberg
Preceded by
Richard Katz
California State Assembly Majority & Democratic Leader
November 30, 1996–February 1998
Succeeded by
Kevin Shelley