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Eric Garcetti
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42nd Mayor of Los Angeles
Assumed office
July 1, 2013
Preceded by Antonio Villaraigosa
22nd President of the Los Angeles City Council
In office
January 1, 2006 – January 12, 2012
Preceded by Alex Padilla
Succeeded by Herb Wesson
Member of the Los Angeles City Council
from the 13th district
In office
July 1, 2001 – July 1, 2013
Preceded by Jackie Goldberg
Succeeded by Mitch O'Farrell
Personal details
Eric Michael Garcetti

February 4, 1971 (1971-02-04) (age 49)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Amy Wakeland (2009–present)
Children 1
Residence Getty House
Alma mater Columbia University
London School of Economics
Queen's College, Oxford
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Rank US-O3 insignia.svg Lieutenant
Unit Information Dominance Corps
United States Navy Reserve

Eric Michael Garcetti (born February 4, 1971) is an American politician. He has served as mayor of Los Angeles since 2013. He is a former member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 13th District. He served as Council President from 2006 to 2012.

He is a member of the Democratic Party. Garcetti won an election to become mayor on May 21, 2013/He defeated city Controller Wendy Greuel. Garcetti is the city's first elected Jewish mayor and its youngest in more than a hundred years.

His father, Gil Garcetti, is a lawyer and was the Los Angeles District Attorney during the O. J. Simpson murder case.

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