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Antonio Villaraigosa

Antonio Villaraigosa
Personal data
Date of birthJanuary 23, 1953(age 63)
Place of birthBoyle Heights, California, US
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseCorina Villaraigosa (1987 � 2007, divorced)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, US
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
People's College of Law
ReligionRoman Catholic: Non-practicing
41st Mayor of Los Angeles
Assumed officeJuly 1, 2005
Preceded byJames Hahn
63rd Speaker of the California State Assembly
In officeFebruary 26, 1998 - April 13, 2000
Succeeded byRobert Hertzberg
Preceded byCruz Bustamante
Member of the Los Angeles City Council from the 14th district
In officeJuly 1, 2003 - July 1, 2005
Succeeded byJosé Huizar
Preceded byNick Pacheco
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 's 45th district
In office1994 - 2000
Succeeded byJackie Goldberg
Preceded byRichard Polanco
California State Assembly Majority & Democratic Leader
In officeNovember 30, 1996 - February 1998
Succeeded byKevin Shelley
Preceded byRichard Katz

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Antonio Ramón Villaraigosa ( ; 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 is also the current president of the United States Conference of Mayors. 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 Councilman representing the 14th District. Villaraigosa is unable to run for a third term in 2013 due to term limits.

Before being elected to public office, Villaraigosa was a labor organizer. Villaraigosa served as a national co-chairman of Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign and as a member of President Barack Obama's Transition Economic Advisory Board.

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