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Eric Michael Garcetti is a US politician who has been the 42nd and current Los Angeles Mayor since 2013. He was elected as a member of the Democratic Party in 2013 and won re-election in 2017. Former member of the City Council of Los Angeles, Garcetti served as Chairman of the Council from 2006 to 2012. He is the first elected Jewish mayor of the city, youngest mayor in history, and second Mexican American mayor in succession.

The Early life of Eric Garcetti

Garcetti was born in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles on 4 February 1971 and grew up in Encino, in the San Fernando Valley. He is the son of Sukey and Gil Garcetti, former district attorney for Los Angeles County.

On one side of his family, Garcetti was the grandson of Mexican immigrants and on the other, Russian Jewish immigrants. His father, Gil, was the district attorney for Los Angeles in the 1990s. In the San Fernando Valley, Garcetti grew up and got a B.A. in urban and political science planning as well M.A. in international affairs at the University of Columbia. As a Rhodes Scholar, he got an opportunity to study at the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics.

Eric Garcetti before coming into politics, he served as a teacher to teach public policy, diplomacy and world affairs at the University of Southern California (1997-99) and the Occidental College in Los Angeles (1998-2001).

In the Career progression of Eric Garcetti

As a Democrat, he was first elected to the city council of Los Angeles in 2001 at the age of 32 and represented the 13th district, which includes Hollywood, Echo Park, and Silver Lake. Garcetti gained a reputation in the process to support development in these neighborhoods. He was also the President of the city council (2006–12) for four consecutive terms. In 2005, he started serving at the US Navy Reserve. In the 2013 non-partisan runoff election, Garcetti became mayor by taking 54 percent of the vote, while his opponent, Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel, who sought to become the first female mayor of the city, took 46 percent of the vote.

The first term of Garcetti as mayor was undramatic, but not untimely. Among his achievements, the minimum wage was increased to $15, winning voter approval for taxes aimed at financing transit construction and housing for homeless people, persuading the city council to adopt legislation requiring earthquake-resistant building strengthening and coaxing the United States Army Engineers Corps to finance the Los Angeles River restoration.

In March 2017, Garcetti stood for reelection in a crowded field that only Mitchell Schwartz is a former political strategist whose campaign was not funded well as Garcetti’s, seemed to offer real competition. In the event, Garcetti coasted for a second term with over 80% of the vote. Schwartz finished with about 8 percent for a very distant second. A controversial ballot action to limit large-scale real estate projects opposed by Garcetti. He was strongly defeated by more than two-thirds of those who voted against it in the polls. In April 2018, Garcetti met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. The meeting focused on continued efforts to promote the rights of women and raised negotiate about human rights and the ongoing humanitarian crisis going in Yemen.

Eric Garcetti’s Personal life

Eric Garcetti and his wife Amy Wakeland

He married his longtime girlfriend Amy Elaine Wakeland on 4 January 2009. A Rhodes Scholar herself, the couple met in Oxford for the first time. They have an adoptive daughter, Maya Juanita. Her father-in-law is the actor Evan Arnold, a friend of Garcetti’s from high school. Seven children were also nurtured by Garcetti and his wife. He and his family lived in Echo Park before he was elected Mayor.

Garcetti’s sexual orientation is heterosexual, not gay. However, he speaks in favor of LGBT rights. In its leadership, Los Angeles is recognized as a national leader in advancing LGBTQ rights and won a perfect score for the fifth year in a row in the Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Survey in 2016. Garcetti said during the LGBT Heritage Month that everyone should be free to live their truth, love who they choose and live in the house of their choice.

The Net worth of Eric Garcetti

In 2018, the net value of Eric Garcetti grew significantly. As the salary of the mayor of Los Angeles is among the highest he is paid $238,000 annually. He has not disclosed his exact net worth. According to the source, the net value of Eric Garcetti is estimated to be over 800,000 dollars. Eric’s main source of revenue is politics. We currently have insufficient information on cars and house etc.

Awards received by Eric Garcetti

Garcetti was awarded the Green Cross Millennium Award for Local Environmental Leadership in 2003, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum’s New Frontier Award in 2006 and the NAACP “Person of the Year” in 2014.

2020 vision and relation with Donald Trump

The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, is approaching a final decision on a possible presidential campaign for 2020; pointing out on ‘Thursday’ that he has deeply considered how Democrats should approach President Trump in the coming years.

he mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, is approaching a final decision on a possible presidential campaign for 2020; pointing out on ‘Thursday’ that he has deeply considered how Democrats should approach President Trump in the coming years.

He told Kara Swisher of Recode that he also disagreed with the propensity of the Democrats to ignore President Trump or to “rush back.” In 2020, he said, the way to win is by attacking Trump’s perception of strength and effectiveness.

Rumor of Eric Garcetti

According to the source, Eric Garcetti is still alive and there are completely wrong rumors about death. However, Eric has no current physical and health problems.

Facts about Eric Garcetti

Crime declined in his district by forty percent after he decided to expand the Los Angeles Police Department and re-implement the senior officer program. He early endorsed Barack Obama’s US presidential campaign.

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