Bill de Blasio Bio, Age, Career, Education, Family, Politics, Wife and Net Worth
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Who Is Bill de Blasio?
He is an American politician and 109th mayor of New York City. In addition, he is a member of the Democratic Party. He has been serving as mayor since 2014, from 2010 to 2013 he was serving in the office of New York City Public Advocate.
He began his career in politics as an elected official in the 39th district in Brooklyn in 2002. Bill held the position until 2009.
He started his career in 1984, where he was working for the Urban Fellow Program at the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice. Three years later he was hired as a political organizer by the Quixote Center in Maryland in 1987. At this time he had just graduated from school at Columbia. Moreover, during the Nicaraguan Revolution in 1988, he flew to Nicaragua with the Quixote Center for ten days to help distribute food and medicine.
In addition, Bill was a staunch supporter of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, the country’s dominant socialist government, which was opposed by the Reagan administration at the time. De Blasio returned to New York City after returning from Nicaragua, where he worked for a non-profit foundation. Moreover, in the foundation, he emphasized more on improving health care in Central America.
In 1994, he was appointed by Charles Rangel to be his campaign manager during his reelection bid. His experience was growing rapidly as he was appointed by then-President Bill Clinton to serve as regional director for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for New York. In that capacity, he was also going to serve in New Jersey
As the highest-ranking HUD official in the tri-state region, he supervised a small executive team and participated in outreach to residents in poor housing. He was elected to the Brooklyn School District 15 board of education in 1999. The following year, he was the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s victorious Senate race in the United States.
How Old Is Bill De Blasio?
He was born on May 8th, 1961, he is 60 years as of 2021.
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Who are His Parents?
He was born in Manhattan, New York City as the son of Maria Angela and Warren Wilhelm. However, both of his parents are deceased. His mother served in the office of war during World War II. On the other hand, his father also served in world war II and also worked as contributing editor at Time magazine.
Does He Have Siblings?
He has two older brothers, Steven and Donald
Bill De Blasio Education
He attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, where he served in the student council. After that, he attended New York University where he graduated with a bachelor of arts. In addition, he also has a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.
Bill De Blasio Wife
Apart from being a politician, he is also a family man where he has married Chirlane McCray, an activist, and a Poet. The two met while they were working for Mayor Dinkins in 1994.
Bill De Blasio Kids
Together with his wife, they have two children, Dante and Chiara. In addition, Dante is a Brooklyn graduate while Chiara is still a student at Santa Clara University as of 2021.
2002-2009 New York City Council
In 2001, he decided to vie for an elective position, he ran for the New York City Council’s 39th district. The 39th district includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Borough Park, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Kensington, Park Slope, and Windsor Terrace.
The primary was crowded but he emerged top with 32% of the vote. He proceeded to the general election where he won the election with 71% of the vote against Robert A. Bell, a Republican nominee who received 17% of the vote cast. In 2002, he sought reelection for a second term this time garnering 72% of the votes. Moreover, in 2005, he was elected for the third term with 83% of the votes.
During his tenure on the City Council, he approved legislation that was going to defend tenants against landlord discrimination. In addition, he assisted in passing the HIV/AIDS Housing Services Law. The bill was going to improve housing services for low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDs.
Furthermore, De Blasio helped pass the Gender-Based Discrimination Protection Law. The bill was going to protects transgender New Yorkers, as well as the Domestic Partnership Recognition Law. Which ensures that same-sex couples in a formal partnership can enjoy the same legal privileges as heterosexual couples in New York City.
2010 – 2013
New York City Public Advocate
De Blasio Declared his bid to run for the position in November 2008, joining a race that had so many candidates eying for the Democratic party ticket. Soon after announcing his candidacy, he was endorsed by The New York Times. Moreover, he was also endorsed by the then Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, former Mayor Ed Koch, Mario Cuomo, a former governor, and Reverend Al Sharpton.
On September 15th, 2009, he emerged as the first one in the primary with 33% of the votes while. Since he didn’t reach win the majority they went for runoff of which he won with 62% against his competitor Green who only got 38 % of the vote cast. After proceeding in the General election, he faced Alex Zablocki of whom he defeated with 78% of the vote cast to 18 %.
After winning the elections he was sworn in as New York City’s third Public Advocate on January 1st, 2010.
Mayor Of New York from 2014
He declared his bid to run for the mayoral position on January 27th, 2013 In the fall of the election. The race consisted of nine candidates. These candidates included; Council Speaker Christine Quinn, former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, and former New York City Comptroller and 2009 mayoral nominee Bill Thompson.
In August 2013, the de Blasio campaign aired a television ad. Moreover, in the ad his son Dante, who was 15 years at that time, discussed his father’s aspirations to “‘truly break from the Bloomberg years.'” It was dubbed “The Ad That Won the New York Mayor’s Race” by Time, which noted that “de Blasio built a steady lead that he never surrendered” after it aired. Moreover, on the other hand, Quinn was targeted by a variety of organizations, notably NYCLASS, with their “Anybody But Quinn” campaign, which helped de Blasio gain ground in the polls.
De Blasio went on and won the September 16 primary election with 40.1% of the vote which exceeded the required 40.0% of the votes. After that, he proceeded to the general election where he faced a Republican nominee Joe Lhota. In the general election, he took the early and win and defeating Joe with 72.2% of the vote cast. However, at the time, the voter turnout was reported to be low since only 24% of the voter turn out for voting.
After serving for the first time, he was re-elected for a second term in 2017. During the 2017 election, he defeated Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, with 65.2% of the votes.
Bill De Blasio Height
De Blasio is one of the tallest mayors in the history of New York City, where he stands at 1.96m tall.
Bill De Blasio Net Worth
According to Forbes, as of August, he had a net worth of $2.5 million.
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