Phoenix (February 8, 2019) – Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was in Phoenix last night to support Daniel Valenzuela in his campaign for Phoenix Mayor. The former Mayor, who was elected in 2005 and served until 2013, was the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles and the first Latino to serve as Mayor in more than 130 years in Los Angeles.
“As a kid, I would have never dreamed that I would someday be running to be the Mayor of my hometown of Phoenix. I have dedicated my life to a career of service and to now be running for Mayor is the opportunity of a lifetime. Mayor Villaraigosa made history when he was elected Mayor of Los Angeles, and I am humbled by his support as I campaign to be the next Mayor of Phoenix,” said Daniel Valenzuela, candidate for Phoenix Mayor.
During his tenure, Mayor Villaraigosa significantly reduced crime rates, and created a business-friendly environment in Los Angeles. In his campaign for Mayor, Daniel Valenzuela is championing for increased public safety resources and a diversified economy, stating “while I would be humbled to be Phoenix’s first Latino Mayor, I am running to be the Mayor for all Phoenicians and create an economy an a community that leaves no one behind.”
Daniel Valenzuela, a firefighter, a former Phoenix City Councilmember and former Vice Mayor, would be the first Latino Mayor of Phoenix.