WASHINGTON -- Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is taking on another job, and this time it is not at an embattled multilevel marketing company.
Villaraigosa is the newest senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Washington-based think tank announced Monday. His role there will be to help develop proposals on infrastructure investment, education and immigration reform.
“At a time when our government has been shut down and Washington is mired in a partisan meltdown, I couldn’t be prouder to work with an organization that works with both Democrats and Republicans to move our government and nation forward,” the former mayor said in a statement.
The nonpartisan center’s work has been largely Washington focused. Other senior fellows include four former Senate majority leaders, a half dozen senators and the former president of Colombia. “While D.C. is mired in anger and frustration, cities and states are moving forward with an array of important initiatives,” said former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, also a senior fellow at the center. “This is where the action is.”