Richard is an American Republican congressman and the first African-American mayor of Aurora, Illinois. He is 52 years old, having been born on March 29, 1970. He has been the mayor of Aurora since around 2017. He was supposed to enter office on May 9, 2017, but he was defeated by Bob O’Connor, the city council leader.
Richard received his BA from Robert Morris College before pursuing his law degree at Northern Illinois University in 1998. He’s also served as a substitute teacher at East Aurora District School and as a North Illinois University first-year assistant professor.
In 2003, Irvin declared his candidacy for Mayor of Aurora after incumbent Mayor David Stover said he would not seek re-election to a third term.
Despite the fact that the election was legally nonpartisan, Irvin was backed by notable Republican politicians and conservative organizations, while Tom Weisner was backed by Democrats, including former Senator Barack Obama. After defeating Irvin in April 2005, Weisner received 59 percent of the vote.
He was elected as the first African American Alderman At-Large to the Aurora City Council in 2007.
Irvin stated during the 2008 campaign that he would run for mayor against Weisner.
Irvin ran on overturning Weisner’s 7.5 percent property tax hike, and he continued to fight Weisner’s tax hikes during his first term. Weisner defeated Irvin by 8,379 votes to 3,291 votes in April 2009.
On April 4, 2017, he narrowly defeated Richard “Rick” Guzman, the mayor’s assistant chief of staff, by 7,574 votes to Guzman’s 7,404 votes in Aurora’s 59th mayoral election.
For the first time, an African-American mayor has been sworn in.
Irvin defeated Alderman Judd Lofchie and union carpenter John Laesch to win reelection to another four-year term on April 6, 2021, with more than 55 percent of the vote.
On January 17, 2022, Irvin announced his intention to run for Governor of Illinois as a Republican in the general election of 2022. Avery Bourne, an Illinois state legislator, is his running companion.
Who Is Richard Irvin’s Girlfriend?
Laura Ayala Clarke, Richard Irvin‘s girlfriend, was arrested last year for punching a security officer at a marijuana shop, according to the oldest police records. When Richard arrived on the scene, one of the officers assigned to the raid claimed that the claims against his girlfriend Ayala will be ‘taken care of.’
Laura was charged with a minor municipal offense of ordinance battery violation after some paperwork.
Richard is honing his image as the virtuous law and order champion while still running for governor of Illinois. His ephemeral reputation has been damaged by a year-old case that revealed his involvement with his girlfriend Ayala’s drug-buying website while still married to his wife Crystal.
Richard’s ex-girlfriend, with whom he split up after the incident and bail, was arrested for assaulting a marijuana industry security guard by Aurora Police. Richard then explained his comment about being “cared for” as a simple statement about his girlfriend having competent legal representation, and wanting an appropriate prison bailout. He’s putting in a lot of effort to get over his nasty comment and improve his public image.
The Relationship Status of Richard Irvin:
Richard Irvin is married to Crystal Irvin, according to Openlineblog.
Many women, including some who work at Aurora City Hall, have accused Irvin of sexual assault. Former employee Brittany Pederson has joined Richard Irvin’s criminal defense business as a partner.
As a result of Irvin’s sexual assault, while working for the government, she became pregnant. He attempted again to persuade Brittany to have an abortion, but she refused and ended up carrying twins.