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Antonio Villaraigosa

Born: Jan 23, 1953

Birthplace: Boyle Heights

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Antonio Villaraigosa

Date of Birth : Jan 23, 1953
Birth Place : Boyle Heights

Antonio Ramon Villaraigosa is an American politician who served as the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles, California from 2005 to 2013. Prior to being elected Mayor he was a member of the California State Assembly from 1994 to 2000, the Democratic leader of the Assembly from 1996 to 1998, and the Speaker of the California State Assembly from 1998 to 2000. After leaving the State Assembly due to term limits he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council from 2003 until he was elected Mayor in 2005. Villaraigosa is a member of the Democratic Party, national co-chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, a member of President Barack Obama's Transition Economic Advisory Board, and Chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in September 2012. He ran for Mayor in 2001 against Los Angeles City Attorney James Hahn, but lost in the second round of voting. He ran again in 2005 in a rematch against Hahn and won. During his tenure as Mayor, he gained national attention for his work and was featured in Time's story on the country's 25 most influential Latinos. He was the third Mexican American to have served as Mayor of Los Angeles, and the first in over 130 years.

Profession


  • Politician

Also known as


  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
  • Antonio Ramon Villar Jr.
  • Antonio Ramón Villar, Jr.
  • Antonio Ramón Villaraigosa
  • Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa
  • Mayor Villaraigosa
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