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He left the Assembly in 2000 because of term limits.
Villaraigosa ran for election as Mayor of Los Angeles in the 2001 citywide contest but was defeated by Democrat James Hahn in a run-off election.
On July 1, 2005, Villaraigosa was sworn in as the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles.
He became the first Latino Mayor of Los Angeles since 1872, when Cristóbal Aguilar (who served from 1866–68 and again from 1870–72) held the office.
Proponents have dubbed the project the "Subway to the Sea." Villaraigosa worked to persuade Congressman Henry Waxman to repeal the ban on subway tunneling in Los Angeles, which occurred in 2006.
On November 4, 2008, Los Angeles County voters passed Measure R, an additional half-cent per dollar sales tax that increased the sales tax rate in Los Angeles County from 8.25% to 8.75% and is projected to generate up to billion over thirty years for transportation.
Villaraigosa drew controversy by refusing to debate any of his opponents before the election, namely Walter Moore.
One of Villaraigosa's main transportation-related goals is to extend the Purple Line subway down Wilshire Boulevard to Santa Monica.
His grades plummeted at Cathedral High School, and the next year, he was expelled from the Roman Catholic institution after getting into a fight after a football game.actress is dating Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa since splitting with her footballer beau Mark Sanchez in late October.But the petite brunette beauty has set the record straight with pal and She also took to Twitter to reveal the twosome have never been an item: "Wow, Star mag gets it wrong yet again," the 37-year-old star wrote.; born Antonio Ramón Villar Jr.; January 23, 1953) is an American politician who was the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles, California, from 2005 to 2013.Before becoming mayor, he was a member of the California State Assembly (1994–2000), where he served as the Democratic leader of the Assembly (1996–98), and the Speaker of the California State Assembly (1998–2000).