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Antonio Villaraigosa

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 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. 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 Councillor representing the 14th District. Before being elected to public office, he was a labor organizer. He was the president of the United States Conference of Mayors for 2011. He has also 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. He served as the permanent chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in September 2012. Villaraigosa will be term limited in 2013. Born Antonio Villar in the City Terrace neighborhood of Los Angeles County's Eastside, Villaraigosa attended both Catholic

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa -- Radio Silence on SHEEN-GATE [Video]

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Radio Silence on SHEEN-GATE

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa might have a future in boxing -- because he bobbed and weaved like a real pro Sunday morning as soon as a photog even mentioned the name Charlie Sheen. Villaraigosa… READ MORE >

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa -- SQUIRMS Over Charlie Sheen Encounter

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa
SQUIRMS Over Charlie Sheen Encounter

For a guy who earned the nickname Mayor Suave, Antonio Villaraigosa was anything BUT smooth when we asked him about the ongoing Charlie Sheen drama yesterday ... in fact, AV's response is… READ MORE >

- 614 days ago
Charlie Sheen: Mayor Villaraigosa Is Lying -- We Partied For Hours

Charlie Sheen
L.A. Mayor LYING We Partied for Hours

Charlie Sheen is calling out L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ... claiming he was flat-out LYING when he said he spent ONLY 3 minutes with the actor in Cabo -- Charlie says the Mayor hung with him… READ MORE >

- 615 days ago
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa -- Charlie Sheen's Not My Bro ... It's Just a Picture

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Charlie's NOT My Bro ... It's Just a Picture

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is setting the record straight ... he's NOT BFFs with Charlie Sheen -- and he only posed for a pic with the actor because he's in the "picture taking business."… READ MORE >

- 617 days ago
Bill Clinton Chows Down with Celebs ... The Shishito Peppers Are On Me

President Bill Clinton
Chows Down w/ Celebs ... Shishito Peppers On Me!

President Bill Clinton isn't just a fantastic giver of speeches -- he's also a fantastic giver of dinners ... just ask Ted Danson and the other celebs who dined with the prez Monday night ... and… READ MORE >

- 705 days ago
Mayor Villaraigosa -- Divorce Granted

Mayor Villaraigosa -- Divorce Granted

Antonio Villaraigosa -- the mayor of Los Angeles -- is legally single ... TMZ has learned a judge has officially finalized his divorce from his wife Corina. The former couple originally filed for… READ MORE >

- 1440 days ago
Los Angeles Mayor Gets Restraining Order

Los Angeles Mayor Gets Restraining Order

TMZ has learned Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa just got a restraining order against a man who threatened to "take him out."According to docs obtained by TMZ, Daniel John Molnar called the… READ MORE >

- 1554 days ago
Antonio Villaraigosa -- Breast Mayor Ever!

Antonio Villaraigosa -- Breast Mayor Ever!

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa -- aka Mayor Suave -- was snapped with GF Lu Parker at the topless pool at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas this past Monday.Antonio's lady -- who you may know… READ MORE >

- 1859 days ago
Seacrest Out ... with the Mayor?!

Seacrest Out
... with the Mayor?!

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and his GF, hot newscaster Lu Parker, had an unlikely dinner date this weekend -- Ryan Seacrest.The city needs $1.4 million to cover costs for Michael Jackson's… READ MORE >

- 1883 days ago
MJ Memorial Donations -- Next to Nothing

MJ Memorial Donations -- Next to Nothing

The city of Los Angeles has only received $17,000 of the $1.4 million it cost to put on Michael Jackson's memorial -- but it's not because MJ fans are cheap ... it's because of the complete… READ MORE >

- 1895 days ago

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