Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Former L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Joins BPC

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is joining the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) as a Senior Fellow.  His role at the think tank will be to help develop proposals on infrastructure investment, education, and immigration reform.

BPC notes that Mr. Villaraigosa will be joining a group of former high-level officials at the think tank:
Mayor Villaraigosa joins an impressive roster of senior fellows at BPC. This bipartisan group includes: former Governor Tommy Thompson; former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle, Bill Frist, George Mitchell and Trent Lott; Senators Bob Bennett, John Danforth, Pete Domenici, Byron Dorgan, Slade Gorton, and Olympia Snowe; General (ret.) Jim L. Jones; and former President of Colombia Álvaro Uribe.
Here is Mr. Villaraigosa's new homepage on the BPC website.  All list of the other BPC Senior Fellows can be found here.

BPC, which formally launched in 2007, was founded by four former Senate Majority Leaders: Howard Baker (R-TN), Tom Daschle (D-SD), Bob Dole (R-KS), and George Mitchell (D-ME).

BPC's current president is Jason Grumet, an advisor on energy and the environment for the 2008 presidential campaign on then-Sen. Barack Obama.