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Antonio Villaraigosa

Antonio Ramón Villaraigosa (/?vi?.?ra???o?s?/; born Antonio Ramón Villar, Jr.; January 23, 1953) is an American politician who served as the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles, California (2005–13). Prior to being elected Mayor, he was a member of the California State Assembly (1994-2000), the Democratic leader of the Assembly (1996–98), and the Speaker of the California State Assembly (1998-2000). After being termed out of the State Assembly, he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council (2003) and served until he was elected Mayor (2005)

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I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.

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Let me be clear - no one is above the law. Not a politician, not a priest, not a criminal, not a pol ...

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If you wave a flag, make it an American Flag.

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I don't want to describe either Governor Mitt Romney or the Republicans as stupid, but I will say th ...

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But I will say, I think there are some Democrats that don't want to address pension reform. I have t ...

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Again, if I was going to call Romney and the Republicans stupid, I'm certainly not going to call the ...

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The great thing about our system of democracy is when they call you for jury duty, you have to come. ...

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We stand with President Obama - love doesn't have a color, love doesn't care if you're gay or straig ...

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Actually, as president of the Conference of Mayors, we passed the Simpson-Bowles plan as a template, ...

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You can't just trot out a brown face or a Spanish surname and expect people are going to vote for yo ...

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Look, you're not going to get me to say that Democrats don't make mistakes. We do. I mentioned two a ...

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We're not a homogeneous party, anymore than the Republicans are. But we are a party that I think has ...

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My father was predisposed to drunken rages. I would hide under the bed. My sister and I were talking ...

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“We're a community built for the Olympic Games. We have world-class sporting venues and we have a ...

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“A champion for civil rights and social justice like him does not come around every day, ... He wa ...

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