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Bill de Blasio
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109th Mayor of New York City
Assumed office
January 1, 2014
Preceded by Michael Bloomberg
3rd New York City Public Advocate
In office
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
In office
January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2009
Preceded by Stephen DiBrienza
Succeeded by Brad Lander
Personal details
Born
Warren Wilhelm, Jr.

May 8, 1961 (1961-05-08) (age 59)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Chirlane McCray (1994–present)
Children Dante
Chiara
Alma mater New York University
Columbia 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).

Career

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.

On May 16, 2019, De Blasio announced his candidacy for President for the 2020 election. He withdrew from the race on September 20, 2019. In February 2020, he endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.

Personal life

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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