Bill Bogaard

Infobox Officeholder
name = William Joseph Bogaard


caption =
order = 42nd
office = Mayor of Pasadena
term_start = May 1984
term_end = May 1986
predecessor = Loretta Thompson-Glickman
successor = John C. Crowley
office2 = 50th Mayor of Pasadena
term_start2 = May 1999
term_end2 =
predecessor2 = Christopher Holden
successor2 =
birth_date = 1938 (age 70)
birth_place = Sioux City, Iowa
death_date =
death_place =
party = Democratic
spouse = Claire Bogaard
profession = Attorney
religion =


footnotes =

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 Michigan as well as the University of Southern California. He graduated from Loyola Marymount University and 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 ] ]

Criticism

Bogaard has been criticized for his close relationship with Beijing in years leading up to the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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