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    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

    After eight years leading California’s largest city, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will leave office in just a few months. When a major political figure exits one of the most important offices in the country, that person has a unique perspective that can’t be matched.

    The national Democratic figure and former Assembly Speaker was our featured guest at the Sacramento Press Club’s luncheon on April 16. Mayor Villaraigosa discussed education, immigration and his plans for after he leaves office. Scroll down for pictures from this event. Pictures from previous events here.

    Many people attending the luncheon gave their Twitter followers updates as Mayor Villaraigosa was speaking. Here’s a few of their Tweets:

    Torey Van Oot @Capitol Alert

    LA Mayor Antonio @villaraigosa works the crowd at @SacPressClub luncheon, shaking hands with every person at every table.

    Torey Van Oot @CapitolAlert

    .@Villaraigosa starts @sacpressclub talk defending @JerryBrownGov trade mission/office. Next importance of STEM, 4 kids, immigration reform

    Juliet Williams @JWilliamsAP

    Future success of Calif depends on what happens in schools + at the border, LA mayor Villaraigosa tells @SacPressClub

    Torey Van Oot @CapitolAlert

    Bulk of @Villaragosa’s @SacPressClub talk is on education

    Carmella Gutierrez @carmellag

    @WaltersBee asks LA mayor @SacPressClub THE question: what are you gonna do now? Mayor: time for reflection.

    Juliet Williams @JWilliamsAP

    @Villaraigosa calls for ‘grand bargain’ on schools; more money, but tied to substantive improvements. @SacPressClub

    Rich Ehisen @WordsmithRich

    Villaraigosa says CA should be ashamed at being 49th in per pupil student spending @SacPressClub

    Juliet Williams @JWilliamsAP

    @villaraigosa says he stands w/ @JerryBrownGov on his school funding proposal, says he’s bucking own party with bold plan. @SacPressClub

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