Bill de Blasio
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Bill de Blasio

Democrat

Mayor

New York, New York

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Bill de Blasio

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Bill de Blasio (born Warren Wilhelm Jr., May 8, 1961; later Warren de Blasio-Wilhelm) is an American politician who served as the 109th mayor of New York City from 2014 to 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, he held the office of New York City Public Advocate from 2010 to 2013. De Blasio was born in Manhattan and raised primarily in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He graduated from New York University and Columbia University before brief stints working as a campaign manager for Charles Rangel and Hillary Clinton. De Blasio started his career as an elected official on the New York City Council, representing the 39th district in Brooklyn from 2002 to 2009. After serving one term as public advocate, he was elected mayor of New York City in 2013 and reelected in 2017. De Blasio's policy initiatives have included new de-escalation training for police officers, reduced prosecutions for cannabis possession, implementation of police body cameras, and ending the post-9/11 surveillance program of Muslim residents. In his first term as mayor, he implemented a free universal pre-kindergarten program in the city. De Blasio has called attention to what he calls stark economic inequality in New York City, which he described as a "tale of two cities" during his first campaign. He has supported socially liberal and progressive policies in regard to the city's economy, urban planning, public education, police relations, and privatization.

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Experience

Education

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Columbia University
New York University
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Past Positions

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Campaign Manager
Hillary Clinton for United States Senate
1999 - 2000
Board Member
Community School Board District 15
1999
Director of Operations
New York City Council
1996 - 1997
Campaign Manger
Clinton/Gore 2000, New York State Democratic Camaign
1995 - 1996
Senior Mayoral Aide
New York City Mayor's Aide
1990 - 1993
Director of Operations
New York City Council
1996 - 1997
Senior Mayoral Aide
New York City Mayor's Aide
1990 - 1993

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Public Advocate
New York City, New York
2010 - 2013
Campaign Manager
Hillary Clinton for United States Senate
2000
Former School Board Member
Brooklyn School District 15, New York