Bill de Blasio facts for kids
Bill de Blasio
|109th Mayor of New York City|
January 1, 2014
|Preceded by||Michael Bloomberg|
|3rd New York City Public Advocate|
January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2013
|Preceded by||Betsy Gotbaum|
|Succeeded by||Letitia James|
|Member of the New York City Council
from the 39th district
January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2009
|Preceded by||Stephen DiBrienza|
|Succeeded by||Brad Lander|
Warren Wilhelm, Jr.
May 8, 1961
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Chirlane McCray (1994–present)|
|Alma mater||New York University
Bill de Blasio (born Warren Wilhelm, Jr.; May 8, 1961) is an American politician. He is the Mayor of New York City since 2014. He formerly served as the New York City Public Advocate from 2010 to 2013. Before that, he was a New York City Council member. He represented the 39th District in Brooklyn (Borough Park, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Kensington, Park Slope, and Windsor Terrace).
He was the Democratic Party nominee in the 2013 election to become Mayor of New York City. On November 5, 2013, De Blasio won the mayoral election by a landslide, receiving over 73% of the vote. He is the first Democratic mayor of the city in nearly 20 years.
De Blasio was re-elected as Mayor in the 2017 mayoral election with 66.5% of the vote. On January 1, 2018, Bernie Sanders sworn-in De Blasio in his second mayoral inauguration as Mayor.
De Blasio was born on May 8, 1961 in New York City. His mother's parents were Italian immigrants; his father is of German ancestry. De Blasio studied at Columbia University and at New York University. He has been married to Chirlane McCray since 1994. They have two children.
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