Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa may be unwilling to totally kill off speculation he is going to run for governor. But a vote by the United States Conference of Mayors today suggests that he has other plans.
In the mayors’ national convention in Providence, Villaraigosa was elected as the organization’s second vice-president for 2009-2010. Under the guidelines of the Conference, he would then become first vice-president in 2010-2011 and president of the organization in 2011-2012.
“Everybody understands that once you get elected, you automatically move up,” said Elena Temple, communications director for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.