Bill Bogaard

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William Joseph Bogaard
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46th and 54th Mayor of Pasadena
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 1999
Preceded byChris Holden
In office
May 1984 – May 1986
Preceded byLoretta Thompson-Glickman
Succeeded byJohn C. Crowley
Personal details
Born(1938-01-18) January 18, 1938 (age 76)
Sioux City, Iowa
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Claire M. Whalen (m. 1961)
Alma materLoyola Marymount University
University of Michigan Law School
ProfessionAttorney
 
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William Joseph Bogaard
Billbogaard.jpg
46th and 54th Mayor of Pasadena
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 1999
Preceded byChris Holden
In office
May 1984 – May 1986
Preceded byLoretta Thompson-Glickman
Succeeded byJohn C. Crowley
Personal details
Born(1938-01-18) January 18, 1938 (age 76)
Sioux City, Iowa
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Claire M. Whalen (m. 1961)
Alma materLoyola Marymount University
University of Michigan Law School
ProfessionAttorney

William Joseph "Bill" Bogaard (born 1938 in Sioux City, Iowa) is an American politician, and the current mayor of Pasadena, California. Bogaard is a member of the Democratic Party. He was first elected as mayor in 1999, and was re-elected with an overwhelming majority of the votes (over 85%) in 2003. Bogaard is the first elected mayor of Pasadena since the 1940s and the longest serving mayor in Pasadena's history.

Prior to being elected mayor, Bogaard was a lawyer, and taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Southern California. He graduated from Loyola Marymount University[1] 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).[2]

In 2011, Bogaard ran unopposed, receiving 12,202 votes.[3]

He has served on the Board of Directors of the League of California Cities since 2007, and was elected as President of the Board[4] on September 7, 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Bogaard married Claire M. Whalen on January 28, 1961 in San Francisco, California.

Electoral history[edit]

1999[edit]

Pasadena General Election, 1999
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticBill Bogaard11,57660%
DemocraticChris Holden (incumbent)7,76040%
Totals19,336100.0%
Voter turnout %

2003[edit]

Pasadena General Election, 2003
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticBill Bogaard (incumbent)9,80085%
GreenPhilip Koebel1,78515%
Totals11,585100.0%
Voter turnout %

2007[edit]

Pasadena General Election, 2007
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticBill Bogaard (incumbent)11,55889%
RepublicanAaron Proctor*1,47211%
Totals13,057100.0%
Voter turnout %

2011[edit]

Pasadena Consolidated Primary Nominating Election, 2011[3]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticBill Bogaard (incumbent)12,202100%
Totals12,202100.0%
Voter turnout19.7%

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Mayor’s Biography". The City of Pasadena. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ Wride, Nancy (2007-03-20). "Pasadena mayor speaks softly - and keeps winning - Los Angeles Times". Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ a b "Resolution No. 9103" (PDF). Pasadena, California: City of Pasadena (California). 2011-03-21. pp. 1–4. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  4. ^ "League of California Cities Announces New Board Officers". 9/7/2012. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Loretta Thompson-Glickman
Mayor of Pasadena
1984-1986
Succeeded by
John C. Crowley
Preceded by
Charles McKenney
Member of the Pasadena Board of City Directors for the 6th District
1979-1987
Succeeded by
Katie Nack
Preceded by
Chris Holden
Mayor of Pasadena
1999–present
Incumbent