I love our Mayor. I really do. And I am uber excited about his newest news. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been selected chairman of this summer's Democratic National Convention. This will raise his national profile and boost his raining title as a leading member of the Latino Community.
What does a convention chairman do?
Well, hold the gavel, of course. Villaraigosa will also serve as a spokesman for the convention.
Villaraigosa is one of the nation's most prominent elected Latino officials and envisions an active role in Obama's reelection effort. He has been frequent defender of the president, using his stature as mayor of the nation's second-largest city and president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors to laud Obama's agenda. On Monday, Villaraigosa hailed Obama's budget proposal for its investment in infrastructure and job training.
I am really proud of his accomplishment and can't wait to see the convention. Election years are so exciting.