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Antonio Villaraigosa

Politician
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Born Jan 23, 1953
Age 63
Hometown Boyle Heights
Political Party Democratic Party
Religion Roman Catholic Ch...
Alma Mater Peoples College o...
Other Names Villar, Antonio R...

Antonio Ramón Villaraigosa, born Antonio Ramón Villar, Jr. , is the 41st and current Mayor of Los Angeles, California, the third Mexican American to have ever held that office in the city of Los Angeles and the first in over 130 years. He was elected Mayor on May 17, 2005, defeating incumbent Mayor James Hahn, and then re-elected for a second term in 2009.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1953 Birth Born on January 23, 1953.

TWENTIES

1977 24 Years Old Villar went on to attend East Los Angeles College, a community college, and eventually transferred to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1977. … Read More

THIRTIES

1987 34 Years Old 1 More Event
He changed his surname to Villaraigosa upon his marriage with Corina Raigosa in 1987.
1990 37 Years Old In 1990, Villaraigosa was appointed to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Board and served there until 1994.

FORTIES

…  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.
1998 45 Years Old In 1998, Villaraigosa was chosen by his colleagues to be the Speaker of the Assembly, the first from Los Angeles in 25 years.
2000 47 Years Old He left the Assembly in 2000 because of term limits.
2001 48 Years Old 1 More Event
He ran for Mayor in 2001 against Los Angeles City Attorney James Hahn, but lost in the second round of voting. … Read More

FIFTIES

2003 50 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
The biggest issue during the Mayoral election of 2005 was public education. … Read More
Stuckey appealed the firing to the City Council and threatened a lawsuit, and in February 2006, the Los Angeles City Council awarded Stuckey a $50,000 consulting fee with the agreement that there would be no lawsuit. In January 2006, Villaraigosa appointed Ed Boks to the General Manager position. In April 2009, General Manager Ed Boks resigned after complaints from some staff, city councillors, and animal advocates. In June 2010, fifteen months after Boks’ resignation, Brenda Barnette, former CEO of the Seattle Humane Society was appointed. … Read More
On May 2, 2007, the Los Angeles Times reported that Villaraigosa was under investigation for ethics violations. "The executive director of the Los Angeles Ethics Commission accused Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of 31 violations of campaign finance and disclosure laws stemming from his 2003 campaign for the City Council." … Read More
In February 2008, Villaraigosa welcomed Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa and members of the Mexican delegation to discuss trade opportunities and witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Mexico Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology (COMCE) and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Villaraigosa traveled to Israel in June 2008 to meet with experts in homeland security, counter-terrorism, and green technology. … Read More
Villaraigosa was re-elected in 2009, receiving 55.65% of the vote against his most prominent challenger, attorney Walter Moore who won 26.23% of the vote. … Read More
2012 59 Years Old 1 More Event
At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, where Villaraigosa was Chairman, the original 2012 party platform caused controversy after it was written, because the lack of typical invocations and references to God and God-given rights as well as lack of language affirming the role of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2013 60 Years Old He was term limited and could not run for re-election in 2013. … Read More
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