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Today's guest is Tom LaBonge, the Los Angeles City Council member representing Council District 4.  Mr. LaBonge is a native Angeleno, born and raised in the Silver Lake District.  He was a star football player at both John Marshall High School and Los Angeles City College.  Mr. LaBonge's love of the game led him to a job wih NFL Films where he worked for several years.

When he was a teenager, Mr. LaBonge's civic spirit led him to become a member of Mayor Tom Bradley's Youth Council.  After graduating from California State Univerity Los Angeles, Mr. LaBonge went to work at City Hall.  His first job was with City Council member Peggy Stevenson.  From there he became a field deputy for City Council member John Ferraro who had been a football star at USC.  Looking to expand his civic responsibilities, Mr. LaBonge went to work for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power as its Director of Community Relations.  Mayor Richard Riordan brought him back to City Hall where he served as the Chief of Field Operations.

In 2001 Mr. LaBonge was elected to the City Council to represent Council District 4.

Tom LaBonge's website is www.tomlabonge.com.

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