Bill de Blasio

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.)

Personal info

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
New York University, B.A.; Columbia University, M.I.A.

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Other Facts (Wikipedia)

  • 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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