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Bill de Blasio

109th Mayor of New York City

Bill de Blasio (born Warren Wilhelm, Jr.;[1] 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 representing the 39th District in Brooklyn (Borough Park, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Kensington, Park Slope, and Windsor Terrace).

Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio 2014.jpg
109th Mayor of New York City
Assumed office
January 1, 2014
Preceded byMichael Bloomberg
3rd New York City Public Advocate
In office
January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2013
Preceded byBetsy Gotbaum
Succeeded byLetitia James
Member of the New York City Council
from the 39th district
In office
January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2009
Preceded byStephen DiBrienza
Succeeded byBrad Lander
Personal details
Born
Warren Wilhelm, Jr.

(1961-05-08) May 8, 1961 (age 58)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Chirlane McCray (1994–present)
ChildrenDante
Chiara
Alma materNew York University
Columbia University
WebsiteGovernment website
Campaign website

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.[2]

De Blasio was re-elected as Mayor in the 2017 mayoral election with 66.5% of the vote.[3] On January 1, 2018, Bernie Sanders sworn-in De Blasio in his second mayoral inauguration as Mayor.[4]

On May 16, 2019, De Blasio announced his candidacy for President for the 2020 election.[5]

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "A refresher on candidate Bill de Blasio". Newsday.com. 2013-08-17. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
  2. The New York Times (November 6, 2013). "De Blasio Is Elected New York City Mayor in Landslide". The New York Times. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  3. "Statement and Return Support for Certification – General Election - 11/7/2017 – Crossover – All Parties and Independent Bodies" (PDF). Board of Elections in the City of New York. November 28, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  4. Erin Durkin (January 1, 2018). "Mayor de Blasio sworn in for second term by Bernie Sanders". New York Daily News. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  5. Bill de Blasio [BilldeBlasio] (May 16, 2019). "Today I am proud to announce my candidacy for president of the United States of America, because it's time to finally put working people first" (Tweet). Retrieved May 16, 2019.

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