A fourth-generation Angeleno, Eric Garcetti grew up in Los Angeles and was elected to the Los Angeles City Council in 2001, becoming one of the youngest city councilmembers elected in the city's history. He represents the neighborhoods of the Thirteenth District, the heart of Los Angeles that stretches between Hollywood and Downtown and across the Los Angeles River. Councilmember Garcetti chairs the Housing, Community, and Economic Development Committee, and is the Vice-Chair of the Personnel Committee and the Ad Hoc River Committee. He also serves on the Arts and Parks Committee, the Ad Hoc Stadium Committee, and the Ad Hoc Committee for the Selection of a Chief Legislative Analyst. He was unopposed for re-election and began his second term in office in July 2005.
In 2006, Garcetti took over the reins from Alex Padilla as President of the Council.
Prior to his election, Garcetti taught public policy, diplomacy and world affairs at Occidental College and the University of Southern California. In 1998, the Rockefeller Foundation selected him as a Next Generation Leadership Fellow. Garcetti studied urban planning and political science at Columbia University, where he received his B.A. and M.A. in International Relations. He studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and the London School of Economics. He is an avid photographer, jazz pianist and composer. He lives in Echo Park with his partner of ten years, Amy Elaine Wakeland.
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