Eric Garcetti

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Eric Garcetti
Eric Garcetti in Suit and Tie.jpg
United States Ambassador to India
Assuming office
PresidentJoe Biden
SucceedingKenneth I. Juster
42nd Mayor of Los Angeles
Assumed office
July 1, 2013
Preceded byAntonio Villaraigosa
22nd President of the Los Angeles City Council
In office
January 1, 2006 – January 12, 2012
Preceded byAlex Padilla
Succeeded byHerb Wesson
Member of the Los Angeles City Council
from the 13th district
In office
July 1, 2001 – July 1, 2013
Preceded byJackie Goldberg
Succeeded byMitch O'Farrell
Personal details
Eric Michael Garcetti

(1971-02-04) February 4, 1971 (age 50)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Amy Wakeland (m. 2009)
ResidenceGetty House
Alma materColumbia University
London School of Economics
Queen's College, Oxford
WebsiteGovernment website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
RankUS-O3 insignia.svg Lieutenant
UnitInformation 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.[1] He served as Council President from 2006 to 2012.[2]

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.[3] Garcetti is the city's first elected Jewish mayor and its youngest in more than a hundred years.[3]

His father, Gil Garcetti, is a lawyer and was the Los Angeles District Attorney during the O. J. Simpson murder case.

In May 2021, President Joe Biden nominated Garcetti to be the United States Ambassador to India.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 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". Archived from the original on July 22, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  2. Patrick McGreevy (November 22, 2005). "Quiet Transition Seen for Top Post on L.A. Council". Los Angeles Times.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.
  4. Nichols, Hans. "Biden ready to name Eric Garcetti ambassador to India". Axios. Retrieved 2021-05-26.