Bill de Blasio is the Mayor of the City of New York. He announced his run for President on May 16, 2019. (For debate info, visit our home page.)
Birthdate: May 8, 1961
Birthplace: Manhattan, NY
Birth name: Warren Wilhelm Jr.
Father: Warren Wilhelm, editor
Mother: Maria Angela (de Blasio) Wilhelm, author
Marriage: Chirlane McCray
Children: Dante and Chiara
Education: New York University, B.A.; Columbia University, M.I.A.
Campaign website: https://billdeblasio.com/
- In 1987, shortly after completing graduate school at Columbia, de Blasio was hired to work as a political organizer by the Quixote Center in Maryland.
- He managed successful political campaigns, including U.S. Representative Charles Rangel in 1994, and US Senator Hillary Clinton in 2000.
- de Blasio served three terms on the New York City Council, from 2001 to 2007.
- de Blasio was elected as New York City's Public Advocate, and served from 2010 to 2013.
- He was elected as Mayor of New York City in both 2013 and 2017.
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