Bill de Blasio

New York Politician
Born May 8, 1961

Bill de Blasio is a New York City elected official, holding the citywide office of New York City Public Advocate, which serves as an ombudsman between the electorate and the city government. De Blasio previously served as a New York City Council member representing the 39th District in Brooklyn. As Public Advocate, de Blasio is first in line to succeed the New York City Mayor.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on May 8, 1961.


1981 - 1984 2 More Events
1987 26 Years Old In 1987, shortly after completing graduate school at Columbia, he was hired to work as a political organizer by the Quixote Center in Maryland.
1988 27 Years Old In 1988, de Blasio traveled with the Quixote Center to Nicaragua for 10 days to help distribute food and medicine during the Nicaraguan Revolution. … Read More
1989 28 Years Old De Blasio's introduction to city politics came in 1989, when he worked as a volunteer coordinator for David Dinkins' mayoral campaign. … Read More


1994 33 Years Old 1 More Event
U.S. Representative Charles Rangel tapped de Blasio to be his campaign manager for his successful 1994 re-election bid.
1997 36 Years Old In 1997, he was appointed to serve as the regional director for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for New York and New Jersey under the administration of President Bill Clinton. … Read More
1999 38 Years Old In 1999, he was elected a member of Community School Board 15. … Read More


2001 - 2003 2 More Events
2008 47 Years Old In November 2008, he announced his candidacy for New York City Public Advocate, entering a crowded field of candidates vying for the Democratic nomination, which included former Public Advocate Mark J. Green. … Read More
2009 48 Years Old On September 15, 2009, de Blasio came in first in the Democratic primary, garnering 33 percent of the vote. … Read More
…  From 2010 to 2013, he held the citywide office of New York City public advocate, serving as an ombudsman between the electorate and the city government. … Read More


2011 50 Years Old In June 2011, de Blasio outlined a plan to improve the process of school co-location, by which multiple schools are housed in one building. … Read More
2012 51 Years Old …  In a 2012 interview, de Blasio described his upbringing: "dad was an officer in the Pacific in the Army fought in an extraordinary number of very, very difficult, horrible battles, including Okinawa. … Read More
De Blasio, the Democratic Party nominee for mayor of New York City in the 2013 election, defeated Republican Joe Lhota with more than 73 percent of the vote. … Read More
De Blasio was sworn into office on January 1, 2014, by former President Clinton. … Read More
He also advocated for the Rent Act of 2015, which created an unprecedented rent freeze city-wide for rent-stabilized apartments.
2016 55 Years Old De Blasio proposed a multi-year plan to boost the supply of affordable housing in the city, and will seek approval by the City Council in early 2016. … Read More
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