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Richard Riordan
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Mayor
    Before he became mayor, he was criticized as being too white and too rich to understand the concerns of ordinary Angelos.
    He often clashed with Daryl Gates's successor, police chief WIllie WIlliams.
    There was controversy over a LACMTA project he backed called the Red Line subway because of costly overruns.
    He was sued by the Bus Riders union for diverting funds from public transportation buses to fund the Red Line.
    He unsuccessfully ran on the Republican ticket for Governor in California.
    He tried again in 2003 during California's recall only to drop out of the race and endorse Arnold Schwarzenegger.
    He created a prototype newspaper called 'The Los Angeles Examiner.' Yet it was never published.
    When a little girl named Isis asked Riordan what her name meant, he responded 'it means stupid, dirty girl' before really asking her. He claimed it was a failed attempt at humor.
    He created the Riordan foundation which helps children to succeed in education and society.
    He spearheaded the creation of neighborhood-based councils.
    He invested money into improving the California school system.
    He served in the Korean War.
    He co-founded Riordan, Freeman & Spogli, a private equity firm.
    He owns several restaurants such as a Original Pantry Cafe, Gladstones 4 Fish, and Mort's Deli.
    The Los Angeles Public Library system's Central Branch was renamed in his honor.
    He was hailed for spearheading crime reduction and education in Los Angeles.
    Despite being a moderate Republican, he endorsed Barack Obama for the 2008 US Presidential election.

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