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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

L.A. Mayor Asks Jackson Fans for Money

L.A. Mayor Asks Jackson Fans for Money

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is asking fans of Michael Jackson to kick in and offset the $4 million it will cost the city to cover the city's costs associated with the funeral and… READ MORE >

L.A. Mayor: Let Them Eat Cake!

L.A. Mayor: Let Them Eat Cake!

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is a man of the people ... yeah, rich people who eat high-priced dinners at the top restaurants in the city! He was at Beso last night, but that's like chowing down… READ MORE >

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The Mayor and Mirthala Step Out

The Mayor and Mirthala Step Out

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, 54, and his newsbabe vixen, Mirthala Salinas, 37, were spotted by a TMZ spy while shoe shopping at San Fernando Valley's Fashion Square Mall -- girlfriend needs… READ MORE >

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