Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa

41st Mayor of Los Angeles

Antonio R. Villaraigosa was first sworn in as Mayor on July 1, 2005. His second term began on July 1, 2009.

As Mayor of Los Angeles, Villaraigosa has pursued an agenda of making Los Angeles the safest big city in America, building a 21st century transportation system, achieving fundamental and far-reaching education reform, spurring economic development by eliminating government red tape and streamlining the city bureaucracy, and making Los Angeles a national model of sustainability and green growth.

Born on January 23, 1953 in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles, Villaraigosa is the oldest of four children raised by a single mother, Natalia Delgado.