Villaraigosa drew controversy by refusing to debate any of his opponents before the election, namely Walter Moore.One of Villaraigosa's main transportation-related goals is to extend the Purple Line subway down Wilshire Boulevard to Santa Monica.• PHOTOS: Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa marries Patricia Govea The Democratic former state Assembly speaker is widely expected to run for governor in 2018. The Sacramento Bee reported earlier this year she was born in Mexico and came to the U. ; né Villar Jr.; born January 23, 1953) is an American politician who served as the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles, California, from 2005 to 2013.In 2005, he ran for mayor again in a rematch against Hahn and won.During his tenure as mayor, he gained national attention for his work and was featured in Time's story on the country's 25 most influential Latinos.Before becoming mayor, he was a member of the California State Assembly (1994–2000), where he served as the Democratic leader of the Assembly (1996–98), and the Speaker of the California State Assembly (1998–2000).
Villaraigosa was re-elected in 2009, receiving 55.65% of the vote against his most prominent challenger, attorney Walter Moore who won 26.23% of the vote.
The 63-year-old Villaraigosa tied the knot Saturday with Patricia Govea in a ceremony in central Mexico, with about 100 friends and family in attendance.
The couple’s website says the black-tie event took place at a hotel in San Miguel de Allende, a popular tourist destination known for its historic buildings. The night before the wedding, the website says the couple planned a “Mexican musical parade” through the neighborhood.
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Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a potential candidate for governor, is a married man again.