name = William Joseph Bogaard
order = 42nd
office = Mayor of Pasadena
term_end = May
predecessor = Loretta Thompson-Glickman
successor = John C. Crowley
office2 = 50th Mayor of Pasadena
term_start2 = May 1999
predecessor2 = Christopher Holden
birth_date = 1938 (age 70)
Sioux City, Iowa
party = Democratic
spouse = Claire Bogaard
William Joseph "Bill" Bogaard (born 1938 in
Sioux City, Iowa) is an American Democratic politician, and the current mayor of Pasadena, California, elected in 1999, and re-elected with an overwhelming majority of the vote (over 85%) in 2003. Bogaard is the first elected mayor of Pasadena since the 1940s, the longest serving mayor in Pasadena's history, and the only mayor to serve non-consecutive terms (Bogaard served a two-year term as mayor in the 1980s).
Prior to being elected mayor, Bogaard was a lawyer, and taught at the
University of Michiganas well as the University of Southern California. He graduated from Loyola Marymount Universityand was a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He obtained his juris doctorate degree from the University of Michigan. His wife is Claire Bogaard, who moved with Bill to Pasadena in 1971, and they have four children.
In the 2006 Election, Bogaard sought re-election for a third term as Mayor. His opponent was
Aaron Proctor. The election was held on March 6, 2007.
Bogaard easily won the March 6, 2007 election against Proctor, getting 11,558 votes (88.7% of the vote). [ [http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bogaard20mar20,1,6428472,full.story Pasadena mayor speaks softly - and keeps winning - Los Angeles Times ] ]
Bogaard has been criticized for his close relationship with Beijing in years leading up to the
2008 Summer Olympics.
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