Bill de Blasio

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Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio 11-2-2013.jpg
109th Mayor of New York City
Assumed office
January 1, 2014
Preceded by Michael Bloomberg
3rd New York City Public Advocate
In office
January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2013
Preceded by Betsy Gotbaum
Succeeded by Letitia James
Member of the New York City Council
from the 39th district
In office
January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2009
Preceded by Stephen DiBrienza
Succeeded by Brad Lander
Personal details
Born Warren Wilhelm, Jr.
(1961-05-08) May 8, 1961 (age 57)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Chirlane McCray (1994–present)
Children Dante
Alma mater New York University
Columbia University
Website Government website
Campaign website

Bill de Blasio (born Warren Wilhelm, Jr.;[1] May 8, 1961) is the Mayor of New York City. He formerly served as the New York City Public Advocate from 2010 to 2013. Before that, he was a New York City Council member representing the 39th District in Brooklyn (Borough Park, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Kensington, Park Slope, and Windsor Terrace).

He was the Democratic Party nominee in the 2013 election to become Mayor of New York City. On November 5, 2013, De Blasio won the mayoral election by a landslide, receiving over 73% of the vote. He is the first Democratic mayor of the city in nearly 20 years.[2]

De Blasio was re-elected as Mayor in the 2017 mayoral election with 66.5% of the vote.[3] On January 1, 2018, Bernie Sanders sworn-in De Blasio in his second mayoral inauguration as Mayor.[4]

De Blasio was born on May 8, 1961 in New York City. His mother's parents were Italian immigrants; his father is of German ancestry. De Blasio studied at Columbia University and at New York University. He has been married to Chirlane McCray since 1994. They have two children.

References[change | change source]

  1. "A refresher on candidate Bill de Blasio". 2013-08-17. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  2. The New York Times (November 6, 2013). "De Blasio Is Elected New York City Mayor in Landslide". The New York Times. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  3. "Statement and Return Support for Certification – General Election - 11/7/2017 – Crossover – All Parties and Independent Bodies" (PDF). Board of Elections in the City of New York. November 28, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017. 
  4. Erin Durkin (January 1, 2018). "Mayor de Blasio sworn in for second term by Bernie Sanders". New York Daily News. Retrieved January 1, 2018. 

Other websites[change | change source]

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