Antonio Ramon Villar, Jr.
Born: January 23, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Corina Raigosa (m. 1987, div. 2007), Patricia Govea (engaged 2016)
Children: Marijela, Prisila, Antonio Jr., and Natalia Fe
Family: Cousin of John A. Perez
University: University of Southern California (Doctor of Humane Letters, 2006)
1990-1994: Member, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Board
1996-1998: Majority Leader, California State Assembly
1998-2000: Speaker, California State Assembly
2001: Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles (Lost)
2003-2005: Member, Los Angeles City Council
2005-2013: Mayor, City of Los Angeles
2009: Early Primary Candidate for Governor in 2010 (Withdrew)
2012: National Co-Chair, Obama for President campaign
2012: Chair, Democratic National Convention
2012: Proponent, Proposition 34 [Death Penalty Prohibition] (Failed; 47.2%)
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2018: Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost; 13.3%)
2022-Present: Infrastructure Advisor, Governor Gavin Newsom
- LEGISLATION: Author of AB 1728 (2000), which exempts from income tax any reparations received for forced labor performed during World War II. (Chapter 685, Statutes of 2000)
- During his six years in the Assembly, Villaraigosa authored 109 bills, 29 HRs, eight ACRs, two AJRs & a constitutional amendment.
- LEGISLATION: In 2008, Mayor Villaraigosa signed into law an ordinance requiring most pets to be spayed or neutered. The ordinance had been co-authored by Councilmembers Richard Alarcon and Tony Cardenas.
Source: California Blue Book (2000)
Source: "Governor Newsom Names Antonio Villaraigosa Infrastructure Advisor to Leverage Federal Dollars in Building California Infrastructure for the Next Century" Governor's Office Press Release (8/11/2022)