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Antonio Villaraigosa

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Antonio Villaraigosa's Biography

Antonio Ramón Villaraigosa ( /ˌviː.əraɪˈɡoʊsə/; born January 23, 1953), born Antonio Ramón Villar, Jr., is the 41st and current Mayor of Los Angeles, California, the third Mexican American to have ever held 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. Prior to his election as Mayor, Villaraigosa was the California State Assemblyman for the 45th District, the Speaker of the California State Assembly, and the Los Angeles City Counciler representing the 14th District.

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Los Angeles Mayor and Democratic Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa
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  • Contra Costa Times editorial: Innovative education administrator Marshall ...

      News Source: Contra Costa Times | 18 hours ago
    19:04 PM PDT Updated:   07/31/2014 01:13:17 PM PDT A Los Angeles Superior Court judge wrote in June that California laws governing teacher tenure, dismissals and layoffs have left grossly ineffective teachers in the classroom, unconstitutionally
  • The Fix: Here's why your Congress is so old

      News Source: Washington Post | 11 days ago
    California Gov. Jerry Brown, a spry 76-year-old. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Jose Luis Villegas) California's leading Democrats are remarkable specimens of longevity...Rep. Nancy Pelosi, perhaps the best known Democrat in the state, is 74.
  • California controller's race: Tough fight still lies ahead

      News Source: The Mercury News | 20 days ago
    Yet the June primary election's initial tally found him 481 votes behind out of more than 4 million cast, behind Democratic rival Betty Yee, a Board of Equalization member from Alameda. Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, a Republican, finished first.

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