Richard is the first African-American mayor of Aurora, Illinois, and a Republican congressman from Illinois. As of this writing, he is 52 years old. Since 2017, he has been the mayor of Aurora. However, he was defeated by the municipal council’s leader, Bob O’Connor, on May 9, 2017.
Prior to pursuing his JD at Northern Illinois University, Richard got his BA from Robert Morris College in 1996. While working as an adjunct professor at North Illinois University, he was also an East Aurora District School substitute teacher.
After incumbent Mayor David Stover indicated he would not seek a third term in office, Irvin said he will run for Mayor of Aurora in 2003.
However, despite the fact that the race was nominally non-partisan, Irvin was backed by notable Republican politicians and conservative organizations, and Tom Weisner was sponsored by Democratic figures, including former Senator Obama. After defeating Irvin in April 2005, Weisner received 59 percent of the votes.
On the Aurora City Council, he became the first African American elected to the office of Alderman At-Large in 2007.
During the 2008 campaign, Irvin indicated that he would challenge Weisner for the mayor’s office.
As mayor, Irvin promised to reverse Weisner’s 7.5 percent property tax hike, and he criticized Weisner’s tax increases during his first term. Weisner defeated Irvin by 8,379 votes to 3,291 in April of 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.
This is the first time that an African-American mayor has been sworn in.
On April 6, 2021, Irvin defeated Alderman Judd Lofchie and union carpenter John Laesch to win reelection to another four-year term with more than 55% of the vote.
On January 17, 2022, Irvin announced his intention to run for Governor of Illinois as a Republican in the upcoming 2022 general election in Illinois. Avery Bourne, a state representative from Illinois, is his running companion.
Who Is Richard Irvin’s Girlfriend?
In addition to being the city’s first African-American mayor, Richard is a Republican baby-kisser.
According to early police reports, Richard Irvin’s girlfriend Laura Ayala Clarke was arrested last year for allegedly placing a security guard at a marijuana store. Richard, who arrived on the scene, was overheard by a law enforcement officer making a statement about how the allegations against his girlfriend, Ayala, would be “taken care of.”
As the correct legislation and order recommend, Richard is still campaigning for governor of Illinois and building a well-garnished symbol of himself. Due to his year-old lawsuit, which revealed that he was still married to his wife Crystal when he went to his lover Ayala’s drug-buying site, his reputation has been destroyed as well as the temporary identity that he is trying to construct before the election.
Aurora Police arrested Richard’s ex-girlfriend, with whom he had broken up after the incident and her release on bond, for assaulting a marijuana dispensary security guard. It was later clarified by Richard that his remark that his fiancée had been “taken care of” was just a reference to the fact that she had had proper legal representation. When the group sees him working so hard to remove the tarnish on his brilliant symbol, they’ll think he’s a real hero.
Following her arrest by Aurora police for assaulting an on-duty security officer in a marijuana shop, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin announced that he will reimburse his girlfriend’s arrest fees. A minor charge of ordinance battery of violation was filed against Laura Ayala Clarke, his girlfriend, however, she was eventually released on her own recognizance.
Richard Irvin’s Marriage Status
Richard Irvin is said to be married to Crystal Irvin, according to Openlineblog.
Many women, including those who work at the Aurora City Hall, have come forward to accuse Irvin of sexual assault. Former colleague Brittany Pederson has joined Richard Irvin’s criminal defense business as a partner.
Her pregnancy was due to Irvin’s sexual abuse when she worked for the government. The second time around, he made an attempt to persuade Brittany to have an abortion, but she refused and ended up having twins.