Antonio Villaraigosa served as the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles, California, from 2005 to 2013. Before becoming mayor, he was a member of the California State Assembly, where he served as the Democratic leader of the Assembly, and the Speaker of the California State Assembly. He ran for Governor of California in 2018. Villaraigosa was one of ten mayors from North America to be short-listed as a finalist for the 2008 World Mayor Award. He will fly to Chicago days before Chicago’s mayoral election.