Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti is envoy to India

US President Joe Biden has nominated Los Angeles ...

The city has since adopted a $10.6 billion budget and brought the Covid-19 pandemic under control. But MrGarcetti, who was elected to the first of two terms in 2013 as the mayor of the nation’s second-largest city, is barred by law from running for a third term when his tenure ends next year. Winning the 2028 summer Olympics for Los Angeles with a successful international campaign was one of his major accomplishments as mayor.

MrGarcetti has a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University and was a Rhodes Scholar. He has taught international affairs at the University of Southern California and diplomacy at Occidental College. His academic research centred on nationalism in Southeast Asia and Northern Africa.

He is of the Jewish faith and a Latino of Mexican descent who has been active in ethnic organizations as the founding Chair of the Latino Alliance of Mayors and a member of the Board of National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. The last US ambassador was Kenneth Juster, a political appointee of former President Donald Trump who resigned in January when Trump left office.

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