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Antonio Ramon Villaraigosa
41st Mayor of Los Angeles
In office
July 1, 2005 – July 1, 2013
Preceded by James Hahn
Succeeded by Eric Garcetti
63rd Speaker of the California State Assembly
In office
February 26, 1998 – April 13, 2000
Preceded by Cruz Bustamante
Succeeded by Robert Hertzberg
Member of the Los Angeles City Council from the 14th district
In office
Preceded by Nick Pacheco
Succeeded by José Huizar
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 45th district
In office
Preceded by Richard Polanco
Succeeded by Jackie Goldberg
California State Assembly Majority & Democratic Leader
In office
November 30, 1996 – February 1998
Preceded by Richard Katz
Succeeded by Kevin Shelley
Personal details
Born January 23, 1953 (1953-01-23) (age 68)
Boyle Heights, California
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Corina Villaraigosa (divorced 2007)
Profession Politician

Antonio Ramon Villaraigosa (born Antonio Ramon Villar, Jr. on January 23, 1953) was the mayor of Los Angeles, California from 2005 to 2013. He was elected on May 17, 2005, defeating the mayor in office, James Hahn. He was then re-elected for a second term in 2009. Before his mayoral experience, Villaraigosa was the California State Assemblyman for the 45th District, the Speaker of the California State Assembly, and the Los Angeles City Councilman for the 14th District.

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. In 2013, he could not run for a third term because of term limits under California law. Eric Garcetti succeeded him on July 1, 2013.

Political offices
Preceded by
James Hahn
Mayor of Los Angeles, California
July 1, 2005–July 1, 2013
Succeeded by
Eric Garcetti
Preceded by
Nick Pacheco
Member of the Los Angeles City Council
14th District

Succeeded by
José Huizar
California Assembly
Preceded by
Cruz Bustamante
Speaker of the California State Assembly
February 26, 1998–April 13, 2000
Succeeded by
Bob Hertzberg
Preceded by
Richard Polanco
California State Assemblyman
45th District

Succeeded by
Jackie Goldberg
Preceded by
Richard Katz
California State Assembly Majority & Democratic Leader
November 30, 1996–February 1998
Succeeded by
Kevin Shelley

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