Bill de Blasio

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Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio 11-2-2013.jpg
Mayor of New York
In office
January 1, 2014 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 0
Base salary$225,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York City Public Advocate
Bachelor'sNew York University
Master'sColumbia University
BirthdayMay 8, 1961
Place of birthNew York City
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Bill de Blasio (b. May 8, 1961) is the current Mayor of New York City. He was elected on November 4, 2013, and was sworn into office on January 1, 2014.[1] Before becoming Mayor, de Blasio held several positions within local New York government: from 2010-2013, he served as New York City Public Advocate; from 2002-2009, he represented the 39th District on the New York City Council; and in 1999, he was elected to District 15's School Board in Brooklyn. De Blasio also served as Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1997-1998 and managed Hillary Clinton's 2000 New York Senate campaign.[2]


De Blasio was born in New York City. He holds a B.A. from New York University and a M.A. from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.[3]


Below is an abbreviated outline of de Blasio's political career.



De Blasio was elected as Mayor of New York City on November 4, 2013.[4]

New York, New York Mayoral General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill de Blasio Incumbent 73.3% 752,604
     Republican Joseph Lhota 24.3% 249,121
     Independent Adolpho Carrion 0.8% 8,202
     Green Party Anthony Gronowicz 0.5% 4,741
     Other Jack Hidary 0.3% 3,429
     Other Jimmy McMillan 0.2% 1,899
     School Choice Erick Salgado 0.2% 1,853
     Libertarian Michael Sanchez 0.2% 1,652
     Socialist Works Dan Fein 0.1% 721
     Tax Wall Street Randy Credico 0.1% 654
     Freedom Michael Greys 0.1% 539
     Reform Carl Person 0% 288
     Affordable Tomorrow Joseph Melaragno 0% 269
     War Veterans Sam Sloan 0% 142
     Other Michael Dilger 0% 54
Total Votes 1,026,168


De Blasio has been married to Chirlane McCray since 1994. They have two children named Chiara and Dante.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Bloomberg
Mayor of New York
Succeeded by