|Preceded by Stephen P. Webb|
Succeeded by Barry Brucker
Political party Democratic
Party Democratic Party
Spouse Lonnie Delshad
Preceded by Nancy Krasne
Name Jimmy Delshad
|Born March 22, 1940 (age 75)
Shiraz, Iran (1940-03-22) |
Role Beverly Hills City Council Member
Education California State University, Northridge, University of Minnesota
Outgoing beverly hills mayor jimmy delshad reflects on his eight years on city council
Jamshid "Jimmy" Delshad (Persian: جمشید دلشاد) is an Iranian-born American politician in the state of California. He became Mayor of Beverly Hills on March 21, 2007 when he was sworn in by Fred Hayman, and again on March 16, 2010. He is the first Iranian-American to hold public office in Beverly Hills.
- Outgoing beverly hills mayor jimmy delshad reflects on his eight years on city council
- Former beverly hills mayor jimmy delshad on persian jewish civic activism
- Political career
Former beverly hills mayor jimmy delshad on persian jewish civic activism
Delshad left Shiraz, Iran in 1959 and came to the United States with his brothers. He studied at the University of Minnesota and received his bachelor's degree from California State University, Northridge. He started a technology company in 1978.
In 1990 he became the first Persian Jew to be elected as president of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles' oldest and largest Conservative congregation.
In 2003 he was elected to the Beverly Hills city council, and became mayor in 2007. On March 16, 2010, Delshad began his second one-year term as mayor of Beverly Hills.