|42nd Mayor of Los Angeles|
|Assumed office |
July 1, 2013
|Preceded by||Antonio Villaraigosa|
|22nd President of the Los Angeles City Council|
January 1, 2006 – January 12, 2012
|Preceded by||Alex Padilla|
|Succeeded by||Herb Wesson|
|Member of the Los Angeles City Council|
from the 13th district
July 1, 2001 – July 1, 2013
|Preceded by||Jackie Goldberg|
|Succeeded by||Mitch O'Farrell|
Eric Michael Garcetti
February 4, 1971
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Amy Wakeland (2009–present)|
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
London School of Economics
Queen's College, Oxford
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Unit||Information Dominance Corps|
United States Navy Reserve
Eric Michael Garcetti (born February 4, 1971) is an American politician. He has served as mayor of Los Angeles since 2013. He is a former member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 13th District. He served as Council President from 2006 to 2012.
He is a member of the Democratic Party. Garcetti won an election to become mayor on May 21, 2013/ He defeated city Controller Wendy Greuel. Garcetti is the city's first elected Jewish mayor and its youngest in more than a hundred years.
References[change | change source]
- Verini, James (June 25, 2006). "Style & Culture; SMALL HOURS; Garcetti, walking the talk; Hollywood hardly shuts down after dark, and neither does the councilman who represents it. Clubs, plays, gallery openings -- he just likes getting out".
- Patrick McGreevy (November 22, 2005). "Quiet Transition Seen for Top Post on L.A. Council". Los Angeles Times.
- Mehta, Seema; Nelson, Laura J. (May 22, 2013). "Garcetti wins race for L.A. mayor; Greuel concedes". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved May 22, 2013.
Garcetti will be the first elected Jewish mayor of the city. At 42, he will also be the youngest in more than a century.