Another Gig – Villaraigosa

10/07/2013 2:28 pm1 commentViews: 21
Antonio Villaraigosa Photo by Gary McCarthy

Antonio Villaraigosa
Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Antonio Villaraigosa added another gig to his post-
mayoral resume today with a new role as senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy
Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C.
The former two-term Los Angeles mayor “will bring an important local
perspective to our organization and an energetic and successful history of
working across the aisle to get things done,” said Jason Grumet, president of
the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Grumet said they “welcome (Villaraigosa’s) expertise and experience”
in infrastructure investment, education and immigration reform.
The Bipartisan Policy Center was formed in 2007 by ex-Senate Majority
Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell to offer policy
analysis and perspectives aimed at bridging Democrats and Republicans.
“At a time when our government has been shut down and Washington is
mired in a partisan meltdown, I couldn’t be prouder to work with an
organization that works with both Democrats and Republicans to move our
government and nation forward,” Villaraigosa said.
Villaraigosa joins a club that includes former governors; former members
of the U.S. Congress, including Olympia Snowe and Trent Lott; former
Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman and former president of Colombia Alvaro
Uribe.
Since leaving office in June, Villaraigosa also signed on as a senior
adviser to the CEO of Herbalife Ltd., adviser to the CEO of Banc of California
and visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.

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