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Larry Di Ianni

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Larry Di Ianni is the mayor of Hamilton, Ontario as of 2004.

Di Ianni was first elected to Stoney Creek city council in 1982, where he served until the 2000 amalgamation of Stoney Creek into Hamilton. He then served as a Hamilton councillor until November 2003, when he defeated former provincial NDP cabinet minister David Christopherson in that year’s mayoral election (52% to 39%).

Di Ianni's major policies included the completion of the controversial Red Hill Expressway, business tax reduction, airport development, improving relations among the amalgamated municipalities, and obtaining additional social service funding from senior levels of government in the wake of cost downloading via the previous Conservative provincial government.

Di Ianni immigrated to Canada from Italy as a young boy. He is the first immigrant/minority mayor of Hamilton. Di Ianni has previously worked as a high school teacher and principal.

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